Food and Agricultural Organization: Rising prices, food insecurity add to ranks of hungry

Nearly a half-billion people, more than eight in 10 of them in South Asia, were undernourished in 2021 and more than 1 billion faced moderate to severe food insecurity, the report said.

published on : 24th January 2023

Equal opportunity, not freebies, will save the poor

The minimum wages in every sector need to be reworked to a higher level. This will hurt the middle-class pockets more, but it will stop us from exploiting the destitute.

published on : 22nd January 2023

Food aid and politics, an unsavoury cocktail

It is sad that 800 million people of a nation of 1.3 billion should need free 5 kg of ration a month or a direct transfer of Rs 6,000 over a year to survive.

published on : 1st January 2023

Odisha among nine poorest states in India: Global study

The study stated among poor people, deprivations in cooking fuel and housing were the most common, followed by nutrition and sanitation.

published on : 19th October 2022

Tackling poverty is on course but daunting challenges remain

It is good to know that we may be winning the war against poverty, but there is no room for complacency.

published on : 19th October 2022

India a leader in digitisation: World Bank President David Malpass 

He said poor people in the country have more money in their hand that showed up in the recent poverty report of the World Bank.

published on : 7th October 2022

Row over RSS general secretary's remark on poverty and unemployment

Meanwhile, the RSS is learnt to have shared its serious concerns over the prevailing situation of poverty and unemployment to the Modi government.

published on : 6th October 2022

Goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 out of reach: World Bank

Earlier this year the institution warned that as many 95 million people would fall back into extreme poverty by the end of this year.

published on : 5th October 2022

Child brides: Victims of poverty & illiteracy

Poverty, illiteracy and ignorance of law are forcing several girls in rural Anantapur to get married before turning 18.

published on : 4th October 2022

Sri Lanka cuts tax on female hygiene products

Imported pads and tampons will also cost 20 per cent less due to a reduction in import duties, Wickremesinghe's office said in a statement.

published on : 2nd October 2022

Making sense of GDP growth and poverty

The fifth-largest aggregate GDP is based on official exchange rates. If PPP exchange rates are used for conversion, Indian GDP is already the third-largest.

published on : 19th September 2022

War and conflict are outer expressions of inner turmoil

Children, many great souls have worked tirelessly for world peace, and many are still striving today.

published on : 11th September 2022

Aim to make Kerala first poverty-free state: MV Govindan

Efforts should be made to make Kerala the first state in the country to eradicate poverty within a few years, Local Self Government Minister M V Govindan has said.

published on : 28th August 2022

Child labour, caste-based discrimination, poverty closely interlinked in India: UN Special Rapporteur

It is "encouraging" that trade unions in Chile, Colombia, Ghana and India provide dedicated support and services for women workers, the reports said.

published on : 18th August 2022

Markapur home guard spends 25 per cent of earnings to feed destitute, orphans

It was at this moment that he decided to do all in his power to help the poor.

published on : 14th August 2022

Tireless tyranny: Poverty, misery, disease conquer Afghanistan as Taliban rule turns one

The Taliban flag now flies openly across Helmand province, staked on bullet-ridden buildings. But after coveting control for two decades, they are ruling the nation at its most ruin.

published on : 10th August 2022

UNRWA lauds India's continued support to Palestinian refugees

"Since 2018, the Government of India has given UNRWA 20 million US dollars," Tamara Alrifai, UNRWA's spokesperson added.

published on : 26th July 2022

'An emergency safety net': World Bank gives USD 100 million to combat Sudan hunger

A third of Sudanese needs humanitarian aid, estimated the UN, which warns that 18 million people --  nearly half the population -- will be pushed into extreme hunger by September.

published on : 22nd July 2022

75-95 million more on verge of extreme poverty due to climate change, COVID: Report

The report finds that about 1 in 10 people worldwide are suffering from hunger and nearly 1 in 3 people lack regular access to adequate food.

published on : 8th July 2022

Telangana HC raps Collector over missing names on Dharani portal

The petitioners’ counsel pointed out, that their names were recently removed from the Dharani Portal for reasons best known to the government, depriving them of the financial assistance.

published on : 3rd July 2022
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