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In the News (Wed 17 Apr 19)

  
 India Today Magazine
The national poverty line is worked out implicitly and the all-India poverty ratio obtained as the weighted average of statewise poverty ratios.
Pravin Visaria, one of India's finest economists, suddenly passed away, virtually unnoticed, just as Yashwant Sinha was presenting his recent budget.
A chance, writes INDIA TODAY's Principal Correspondent Anshul Avijit, to say Maharaja again with an unctuous post-modernist gusto in Despatches.
www.columbia.edu /~sv262/jairam.shtml   (1176 words)

  
 blackpundit.com
I am not saying one cannot do well in India coming from poverty, but it is extremely harder than one doing well in the US coming from poverty.
After seeing all the poverty out here in India, I believe it tightens my conservative beliefs about the US.
I do understand countries like India needs to be more liberal, because of the limitations of resources to prosper (good jobs, financial aid, etc…) to get a good start.
blackpundit.com   (1176 words)

  
 Numeric Data
The India Poverty Project: Poverty and Growth in India, 1951-94 This research project aimed to understand what influence economy-wide and sectoral factors have played in the evolution of poverty measures for India since the 1950s, and to draw lessons for the future.
www.scc.rutgers.edu /datacenter/numb_guide.htm   (1176 words)

  
 UNDP India
Over the years, India’s Five Year Plans have continued to emphasise poverty eradication and attainment of economic equality and social justice as key objectives.
Recognising a close nexus between poverty and powerlessness, and given UNDP’s global mandate of poverty eradication, UNDP India in close consultation with the Government decided to support interventions which promote access to basic services in the areas of health, education and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Yet, the overall annual expenditure on health care in India in recent years is estimated at about 4.5 per cent of the GDP, a high figure by any standards.
www.undp.org.in /BS.htm   (1513 words)

  
 Agenda 21 - India
India believes that poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere and that concerted international action is essential to ensure global prosperity and better standards of life for all.
In India, the National Family Planning Programme was launched in 1952 with the objective of "reducing birth rate to the extent necessary to stabilize the population at a level consistent with requirement of the National economy".
India's system of elementary education is the second largest in the world with 151 million children enrolled in the 6-14 year age group in 1994-95.
www.un.org /esa/agenda21/natlinfo/countr/india/social.htm   (6106 words)

  
 EconPapers: Persistent, Expected and Innate Poverty: Estimates for Semi-arid Rural South India, 1975-1984
Abstract: This paper uses nine years of panel data on 170 rural households in southern India to calculate intertemporal measures of poverty.
Persistent, Expected and Innate Poverty: Estimates for Semi-arid Rural South India, 1975-1984
The poverty rates estimated for the sample with the three measures are 61 percent, 48 percent, and 22 percent, respectively.
netec.wustl.edu /BibEc/data/Articles/oupcambjev:17:y:1993:i:4:p:409-21.html   (199 words)

  
 Scottish Socialist Party
The Scottish Socialist Party is a part of the Scottish Free School Meals Campaign along with CPAG Scotland, One Plus, Poverty Alliance, Scottish Youth Parliament, UNISON, EIS, SSTA, BMA, STUC Women's Committee, Scottish Local Government Forum against Poverty, Members of the Scottish Churches Social Inclusion Network, Dundee Anti-Poverty Forum.
It is already one of the strongest parties of the left in Europe, with six members of the Scottish Parliament, thousands of individual members, and a network of scores of branches stretching from the Northern Isles to the English border.
The Scottish Socialist Party is commited to abolishing the council tax and replacing it with an income based alternative that takes into account your ability to pay.
www.scottishsocialistparty.org   (199 words)

  
 Atanu Dey on India’s Development » 2004 » July
While I do not deny that India has abject poverty, she used that poverty and showcased it around the world not to solve the problem but to evoke pity from affluent people so that they would contribute to the welfare of her mission, not for the welfare of the people she so ruthlessly used.
India’s population problem is a sort of tragedy of the commons and there is little chance that ‘ordinary people will voluntarily and gradually’ solve this problem.
India’s GDP grew from $180 in 1960 to $463 in 2000 — an increase of $283 in 40 years (figures in constant 1995 dollars).
www.deeshaa.org /2004/07   (10653 words)

  
 Ford Foundation Grants $45 Million In India
India is a huge, pluralistic democracy and we welcome this opportunity to reaffirm our support for Indian efforts to combat poverty and tackle tough social problems,” said Susan V. Berresford, president of the Ford Foundation.
The India office is the first and oldest of the foundation’s 13 overseas offices.
The grants seek to ensure the sustainability of efforts to alleviate poverty and social inequalities and to strengthen democratic governance by providing endowments to longstanding grantee institutions that are getting results, endowing positions and academic chairs to encourage new lines of work and strengthening newer organizations that are responding to emerging needs.
www.fordfound.org /news/view_news_detail.cfm?news_index=63   (692 words)

  
 Destination Bihar: A saga of 'poverty tourism'- The Times of India
Stephane Catta, councillor at the French embassy in New Delhi, and European Union adviser Christine Baeira are scheduled to visit Patna and Ranchi in later this week to assess the poll scenario in both the states.
All these "books" are quoted as references in all the top Indian universities.
Not only research, but "poverty" also provided good business to hotels, from the luxury to the economy ones.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1015886.cms   (692 words)

  
 India 2020 at Psychotic Ramblings Of A Mad Man…
THAT is a developed India, and it is possible IF AND ONLY IF people in the country stop sayign “here in India not possible yadda yadda yadda poverty yadda yadda hunger yadda yadda” because connectivity boosts commerce, and commerce generates wealth, and wealth reduces poverty.
India SHOULD NOT BE LIKE THE WEST, India is India; we don’t want to be copycats and incorporate in our culture ills of western culture (the pictures depict the number one ill of western culture: heavy and senseless use of energy).
And if at all India will be like that someday, then rest of the world would be on a far better planet outside our solar system.
www.vulturo.com /2005/02/india-2020   (778 words)

  
 SD : People : Asia's women in agriculture, environment and rural production : INDIA
In India, rural poverty was 39% whereas urban poverty was 30% in 1994 (UNDP, 1997).
India is a country of extreme diversities in language, religion, caste and socio-economic class.
The sex ratio in India is 93 women to 100 men.
www.fao.org /sd/WPdirect/WPre0108.htm   (2947 words)

  
 Women in India: the dark side
In their presentations they spoke of increased poverty resulting from structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) in India, with women bearing the brunt of the burden of poverty, especially women in the dalit and other marginalized sections of society.
These factors became more evident during two symposia held in the course of the meeting, in presentations made by Rev Nirmala Vasanthakumar, Church of South India, and Dr Jyotsna Chatterjie, director of the Joint Women's Programme.
Jyotsna Chatterjie's vision for the future is to "let women be equal partners in the total action for the development of a just world, where there is equality, justice and peace, where the world is free from all forms of discrimination and violence hindering peace.
www.warc.ch /update/up103/07.html   (565 words)

  
 WTO Trade policy review - India 2002
In order to achieve further significant reductions in poverty, India is currently targeting higher real GDP growth of between 7% and 9% (compared with 5.4% expected for 2001/02); to meet this goal, it will be important, as stressed by the authorities, to continue, and even accelerate, the reform process and increase competition in the economy.
In order to achieve further significant reductions in poverty, India is currently targeting higher real GDP growth of between 7% and 9% (compared with 5.4% expected for 2001/02); to meet this goal it will be important, as stressed by the authorities, to continue, and even accelerate, the reform process and increase competition in the economy.
In addition, India maintains bilateral trade agreements with several of its neighbours, including Bangladesh and Nepal; under a free-trade agreement with Sri Lanka, in effect since 1 March 2000, India grants duty-free access for over 1,000 tariff lines and a 50% margin of preference for the rest of the tariff, except for a negative list.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp195_e.htm   (4925 words)

  
 SD : People : Asia's women in agriculture, environment and rural production : INDIA
In India, rural poverty was 39% whereas urban poverty was 30% in 1994 (UNDP, 1997).
India is a country of extreme diversities in language, religion, caste and socio-economic class.
India is among the top ten fish producing countries in the world contributing about 3% to the world marine fish catch.
www.fao.org /sd/WPdirect/WPre0108.htm   (2947 words)

  
 33rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors' Statements - India - ADB.org
In India, employment generation and poverty reduction are the cornerstones of our development strategy.
The DMCs wholeheartedly welcomed the announcement by President Chino last year that the Bank would adopt poverty reduction as its overarching objective.
Economic growth with equity continues to be our cardinal approach to social development and, therefore, we are disappointed at this rather narrow definition of "basic human needs", evidently adopted for serving political objectives in issues of socio-economic development.
www.adb.org /AnnualMeeting/2000/board_governor/india.asp   (1662 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion
For example, under the poverty ratio criterion, India’s worst districts are located in Bihar, UP, Jharkand, Orissa, MP, Assam, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, with a few districts from Arunachal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu thrown in.
Poverty ratios show backward districts not only in the undivided BIMARU (Bihar, undivided Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, undivided Uttar Pradesh) states, but also in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal and the Northeast.
For example, backward districts in Orissa, Arunachal, Karnataka and MP are off the national highway network and it is doubtful that satisfactory feeder roads exist.
www.telegraphindia.com /1031023/asp/opinion/story_2436657.asp   (1190 words)

  
 SD : People : Asia's women in agriculture, environment and rural production : INDIA
In India, rural poverty was 39% whereas urban poverty was 30% in 1994 (UNDP, 1997).
India is a country of extreme diversities in language, religion, caste and socio-economic class.
India is among the top ten fish producing countries in the world contributing about 3% to the world marine fish catch.
www.fao.org /sd/WPdirect/WPre0108.htm   (2947 words)

  
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Monday, November 03 1997 Punjab's poverty has urban bias, thanks to migrants Kulvinder Kular Chandigarh, November 2: Contrary to the poverty trend in India that most of the poor reside in rural areas, it is quite different in the richest state of...
The Government of Punjab, Republic of India, Department of Lotteries Punjab State Lotteries Agency to run On-Line Lottery The Department of Lotteries.
Punjab underwent major damage and destruction during partition but today it is one of the richest states in the...
www.dreamindia.com /links/punjab.htm   (2947 words)

  
 The Hindu Business Line : India in the era of economic reforms
India's strong economic growth is succeeding in bringing people out of poverty, nevertheless the country still has a long way to go before it can eradicate poverty.
Since India's economic reforms were launched in 1991, the Indian economy has sustained an annual average growth rate of over 6 per cent.
N RESPONSE to a fiscal and balance of payments crisis in1991, India launched a programme of economic policy reforms.
www.thehindubusinessline.com /bl10/stories/2004012800401000.htm   (1100 words)

  
 India Poverty Project Poverty and Growth in India, 1951-94: analysis and dataset
India Poverty Project Poverty and Growth in India, 1951-94: analysis and dataset
Research project aimed to understand what influence economy-wide and sectoral factors have played in the evolution of poverty measures for India since the 1950s, and to draw lessons for the future.
Project has compiled a time series of consumption data from 35 National Sample Surveys spanning 1951-94.
www.eldis.org /static/DOC6077.htm   (1100 words)

  
 Bibliography
The World Bank Group, The India Poverty Project Poverty and Growth in India, 1951-94:
Alexander Cunningham, "Report of a Tour in the Central Provinces and Lower Gangetic Doab in 1881-82," Archaeological Survey of India, XVII.
Mildred Archer, Early Views of India: The Picturesque Journeys of Thomas and William Daniell, 1786-1794.
www.wesleyan.edu /its/acs/temp/virtualvillage/Resources/Resources.html   (1100 words)

  
 Foreign Affairs: Is Inequality Decreasing? : Debating the Wealth and Poverty of Nations.
Foreign Affairs, July, 2002 by JAMES K. In "Spreading the Wealth" (January/ February 2002), David Dollar and Aart Kraay make the provocative claim that global inequality has declined since 1975, mainly due to rapid growth in India and China, and that "globalizing" countries have performed far better in per capita growth than "nonglobalizers."
: Debating the Wealth and Poverty of Nations.
It is extraordinary that India, China, and Vietnam should be offered as three of the five major examples of globalizing success stories.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_go2328/is_200207/ai_n7075554   (1100 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Map & Graph: Countries by Economy > Population below poverty line
National estimates of the percentage of the population lying below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group.
mendator please not that india is having a population of 11 billion and 65% of that population is educated..
India is listed amoung poor countries but not even mentioned its name in the list of Education.
www.nationmaster.com /graph-T/eco_pop_bel_pov_lin   (1731 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- India
Despite impressive gains in economic investment and output, India faces pressing problems such as the ongoing dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir, massive overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and ethnic and religious strife.
India is capitalizing on its large numbers of well-educated people skilled in the English language to become a major exporter of software services and software workers.
India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/in.html#Intro   (1437 words)

  
 India
India’s Urban Challenge: Building Better While Fighting Poverty (Press Release)
Statement on World Bank-assisted Health Projects in India (Press Release)
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/SOUTHASIAEXT/INDIAEXTN/0,,menuPK:295589~pagePK:141159~piPK:141110~theSitePK:295584,00.html   (119 words)

  
 Learn more about India in the online encyclopedia.
Fundamental concerns in India include the ongoing dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir, massive overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and ethnic and religious strife, all this despite impressive gains in economic investment and output.
India is home to several major rivers such as the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, the Yamuna, the Godavari and the Krishna.
India is a Union of states with an increasingly federal structure.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /i/in/india.html   (119 words)

  
 India Unbound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It describes the author's prescriptions to aid India's rise from poverty to prosperity.
India Unbound is a book written by Gurcharan Das.
Much of the book is devoted to a criticism of Nehruvian socialism, which the author charges with having hobbled the Indian economy until 1991, when P.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/India_Unbound   (103 words)

  
 South Asia Briefing Unit 6 - India today
India is a nation of extraordinary diversity and contrasts: wealth and poverty, ancient traditions and cutting-edge technology, fervent nationalism alongside deep and divisive loyalties to caste, religion, ethnic background and language.
Democracy: India is the world’s largest democracy, and is tremendously proud of having sustained democracy throughout its 52 years of independence.
India spends only 40% of its education budget for primary education, in contrast to 70% in East Asia.
www.thp.org /sac/unit6/today.htm   (331 words)

  
 The GULLY India Tragedy in Bhopal Goes On
While in India's poverty-ridden slums it is difficult to parse out cases of toxin-induced illnesses from the rest, Mohammed Ali Qaiser, a doctor at one of Sambhavna's two clinics says, "The water is obviously contaminated.
India's Supreme Court recently ordered an additional $345 million to be doled out from the settlement, which has sat for fifteen years in government coffers earning interest.
The head of New Delhi's Bhopal disaster portfolio Ramesh Inder Singh says the issue has languished so long only because the legal nightmare that followed the disaster — over a million claims were lodged — has kept their offices paralyzed.
www.thegully.com /essays/asia/041222_bhopal_india_disast.html   (331 words)

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