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#India – The dishonesty in counting the poor

July 30, 2013   Utsa Patnaik, The Hindu The Planning Commission’s spurious method shows a decline in poverty because it has continuously lowered the measuring standard The Planning Commission has once again embarrassed us with its claims of decline in… Continue Reading →

Hunger Stalks Temple Town Of Varanasi

While district administration of Varanasi says that the children died of tuberculosis, human rights’ activists allege that the deaths were due to hunger and malnutrition VIRENDRA NATH BHATT May 15, 2013 Illustration: Anand Naorem Two children from a poor family… Continue Reading →

#Chhattisgarh #Andhra – Setback to health insurance

Published on Down To Earth (http://www.downtoearth.org.in) Setback to health insurance Author(s): Kundan Pandey 0 Comments Author(s): Kundan Pandey Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013 Private hospitals in Chhattisgarh, Andhra refuse to treat under government insurance scheme Strengthening primary healthcare facilities would cost one-third… Continue Reading →

Gujarat PSUs gave undue benefits to business houses: CAG

  The CAG detailed undue favours to Reliance Industries Ltd, Essar Steel and Adani Power Ltd. It also highlighted that the state government has tweaked rules to grant land to Ford India Pvt Ltd as well as Larson and Toubro… Continue Reading →

Setback to Chhattisgarh health care services

SUVOJIT BAGCHI, The Hindu, March 30, 2013 Private hospitals refuse treatment under government insurance schemes The Chhattisgarh government has had to accept yet another setback while trying desperately to rope in private players to strengthen public health care services. At… Continue Reading →

Ration shop dealers demand withdrawal of cash transfer scheme #AADHAAR #UID

   7 DEC, 2012,PTI   NEW DELHI: Ration shop dealers today threatened to go on strike demanding that direct cash transfer scheme should be withdrawn, and accused the government of being lethargic in strengthening the food distribution system.    … Continue Reading →

INDIA-Left parties submit charter of demands to Prime Minister

  NDTV.com | Updated: August 04, 2012 1 New Delhi: The four Left parties met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with a charter of demands concerning food security. This memorandum was submitted today after a five day dharna at Jantar Mantar. Here is… Continue Reading →

Centre Proposes Six Months Advance Allocation of PDS Grains #Goodnews

New Delhi: The central government on Thursday decided to allow states to lift and distribute six months’ quota of food grains under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in one go. The decision has been taken in view of its granaries… Continue Reading →

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