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Crusading for change

The Hamal Panchayat has assured economic and social security for the unskilled workers of Pune

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Pooling resources to fight hunger

Grainbanks in Chiliguda village, Orissa, help the villagers battle hunger and starvation

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Keeping a pledge

Crops may fail, cattle may die, and schemes may fall through. But, as Vachan realised, what will stay with the people is the ability to challenge a landlord and stand up to a corrupt bureaucrat

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Learning to live without fear

Tribal people in Gudalur, Tamil Nadu, reassert their identity with help from ACCORD. They also become tea planters!

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Functioning collectively

Coolie Sanghas in Karnataka promote entrepreneurship and community livelihood and welfare programmes

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Fighting for their birthright

A massive campaign for land rights in Gujarat forces the state government to grant land titles to thousands of adivasis

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BAIF: The self-help approach

One pregnant crossbred cow changed Noorjahan Mehboob's life. Hundreds of others are being aided by BAIF's holistic approach to rural development

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Harnessing woman power

Wasteland regeneration and other forms of alternative livelihood initiated by Adithi have changed lives in some of the poorest districts of Bihar

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50% of scheduled caste population chronically undernourished: Binayak Sen

Dr Binayak Sen, recently nominated to the Planning Commission’s steering committee on health draws attention to starvation in India and says government policies are only adding to the problem

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Provide cooked meals and change child malnutrition parameters: HC

Melghat’s malnourished children will benefit from a Bombay High Court order directing the Maharashtra government to provide cooked midday meals instead of dry take-home rations, and to consider a more realistic measure for gauging malnutrition

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Rules framed for stricter NREGS audit

To stem fraud in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, the Centre has framed new rules that call for a Directorate of Social Audit at the state level

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New guidelines, hike in wages for MGNREGS workers

States have been told to ensure that work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is completed on time after it was revealed that less than half of all jobs are finished

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Poor human development continues to mar India's growth story

India’s economy is in the top 10 in terms of growth potential, but when it comes to quality of life, especially in health and education, the country ranks 119 among 169 nations, according to the latest Human Development Index released by the UN Development Programme

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NAC wants subsidised food for 75% of Indians

The National Advisory Council has worked out a compromise formula for the Food Security Act keeping in mind budgetary constraints and foodgrain availability. Under the formula, 90% of rural households and 50% of urban households -- that’s nearly 800 million people’-- will have access to subsidised food

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Tea estate turns over new leaf with midday meals

A state government-run tea estate in Wayanad registers record production by introducing free midday meal for its workers. It has incorporated a tourism component to find the resources to feed its 316 tribal workers, most of them women

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Hunger haunts Shining India

The high economic growth in India, unlike in China, has not translated to a rapid reduction of hunger, says a US-based policy think-tank. India ranks 67th in an 84-country ranking, and has more hungry people than even Sudan

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Obama wants developing countries to help themselves

US President Barack Obama has warned that the world will miss ambitious anti-poverty goals if it does not change its approach to aid and development. Speaking at a UN summit, he described development as a strategic issue for all and called upon developing nations to seize their “moment of responsibility”

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Govt to increase storage capacity to curb grain wastage

A team of technical experts from China will be invited to interact with Indian officials on how to improve the country’s warehousing facilities and deal with the problem of rotting grain

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World leaders seek new ways to reach MDGs

World leaders are kicking off a summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York to hammer out new ways to meet ambitious targets set a decade ago to cut poverty, millions of avoidable deaths and improve equality, by 2015

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UN says 925 million people undernourished

For the first time in 15 years, the number of hungry people in the world has declined. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that 925 million people are undernourished -- a significant improvement from the 1.023 billion hungry the organisation counted in 2009

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