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.
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.
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.
The study stated among poor people, deprivations in cooking fuel and housing were the most common, followed by nutrition and sanitation.
It is good to know that we may be winning the war against poverty, but there is no room for complacency.
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.
Meanwhile, the RSS is learnt to have shared its serious concerns over the prevailing situation of poverty and unemployment to the Modi government.
Earlier this year the institution warned that as many 95 million people would fall back into extreme poverty by the end of this year.
Poverty, illiteracy and ignorance of law are forcing several girls in rural Anantapur to get married before turning 18.
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.
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.
Children, many great souls have worked tirelessly for world peace, and many are still striving today.
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.
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.
It was at this moment that he decided to do all in his power to help the poor.
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.
"Since 2018, the Government of India has given UNRWA 20 million US dollars," Tamara Alrifai, UNRWA's spokesperson added.
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.
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.
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.