Poverty

UDF claims bouquet for Kerala’s outstanding Multidimensional Poverty Index score

The recognition is an appreciation for the good work done by the UDF government,” said Opposition leader V D Satheesan. 

published on : 28th November 2021

AP 20th in country in Niti poverty index with 12.31% poor population

The MPI is based on multiple and simultaneous deprivations faced by households across health, education and living standards.

published on : 27th November 2021

13.74% of Telangana population poor: Niti Aayog report

However, according to the report, availability of nutrition in Telangana is better than Gujarat, West Bengal, Maharashtra and even Karnataka. 

published on : 27th November 2021

30 per cent of Odisha population is poor: Niti Aayog report

The poverty index in almost half of the districts is alarming as the ratio scored by the districts is more than the State average.

published on : 27th November 2021

NITI Aayog's unflattering 'poverty index' report vexes Nitish government in Bihar

The chief minister himself refrained from making any comment saying he was not aware of the report and its contents.

published on : 26th November 2021

Kerala, Tamil Nadu among least poor states in India; Bihar, Jharkhand poorest: Niti Aayog

Kerala (0.71 per cent), Goa (3.76 per cent), Sikkim (3.82 per cent), Tamil Nadu (4.89 per cent) and Punjab (5.59 per cent) have registered the lowest poverty across India.

published on : 26th November 2021

Nearly 40 million Afghans may fall into 'extreme poverty' by mid-2022: UN

Afghanistan's banking system is severely disrupted, creating massive cash shortages across the country, and the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, the statement said.

published on : 18th November 2021

Football star Marcus Rashford honoured for fighting child poverty

The England striker waged a high-profile campaign last year to persuade the British government to extend free meal vouchers to vulnerable young people throughout the summer school holidays.

published on : 9th November 2021

Driven by poverty, man in Odisha kills self leaving behind daughter

Chitrakonda tehsildar T Padmanav Dora said Manda was being given 10 kg rice every month by the government.

published on : 31st October 2021

In India, 5 out of 6 multidimensionally poor are from lower tribes or castes: UN report

The Scheduled Tribe group accounts for 9.4 per cent of the population and is the poorest, with 65 million of the 129 million people living in multidimensional poverty, the report said.

published on : 7th October 2021

BPL ration cards not needed for free treatment: JIPMER

The JIPMER on Saturday withdrew its decision to give free treatment only to patients with Below Poverty Line (BPL) ration cards.

published on : 27th September 2021

JIPMER says free treatment to BPL patients only on production of ration cards, draws flak

The decision has evoked strong opposition from political parties as well as the Lt Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundarajaran

published on : 24th September 2021

India becoming destination country for healthy foods like millets: Tomar at G-20 agri meet

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar was participating in the G20 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting, one of the ministerial meetings organised as part of the G20 Leaders Summit 2021.

published on : 19th September 2021

Mentors for aspiring bureaucrats

Retired, serving officers join hands to help Bihar, Jharkhand civil services aspirants clear UPSC interviews, finds out Rajesh Kumar Thakur

published on : 19th September 2021

Government striving to eradicate poverty: Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary

Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das said that the government has set up Village/Ward Secretariats to deliver the government schemes at the doorstep of beneficiaries.

published on : 13th August 2021
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