Multi-Sectoral Programme To Address Maternal And Child Under-Nutrition


The Union Cabinet on September 24 approved the proposal for implementation of the multi-sectoral programme to address the maternal and child under-nutrition in 200 high burden districts in the 12th Five Year Plan. The multi-sectoral nutrition programme would address the maternal and child malnutrition in 200 high burden districts by bringing together various … [Read more...]

Planning Commission Updates The Poverty Estimation

Poverty 1

The Planning Commission has periodically estimated poverty lines and poverty ratios for each of the years for which Large Sample Surveys on Household Consumer Expenditure have been conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. These surveys are normally conducted on quinquennial … [Read more...]

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Financial Assistance And Support Services To Victims Of Rape: A Scheme For Restorative Justice

Financial Assistance And Support

Rape is one of the most violent forms of crimes against women, which not only impacts her bodily integrity but, in the long-run, impairs her capacity to develop meaningful personal and social relationships, and affects her life and livelihood. The victim of rape suffers mental and psychological trauma, which must be addressed so that she is able to lead a … [Read more...]

Provision Of Urban Amenities In Rural Areas

Urban Amenities In Rural Areas

Lack of livelihood opportunities, modern amenities and services for decent living in rural areas lead to migration of people to urban areas. There are wide gaps in the availability of physical and social infrastructure between rural and urban areas. To address these issues, in the year 2003 the then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam had enunciated … [Read more...]

World Bank Study On Water Sector


The World Bank has undertaken a study and Technical Assistance initiative on Ground Water Management in India with the objectives of identifying management strategies for promoting sustainable groundwater use in the heavily groundwater dependent States of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. An assessment was also carried out in Punjab. Based on … [Read more...]

Estimation Of Poverty And Identification Of Poor

Poverty and Identification of Poor

At conceptual level a definition of poverty is involved both in the estimation of proportion of population living in poverty (a macro level estimate) and the identification of poor households for targeted delivery of various poverty alleviation programmes, and it is intellectually elegant to think of a common definition for both the exercises. In … [Read more...]

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Urban Development And JNNURM


The Jahwaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was launched in 2005 to support and facilitate 65 mission cities to take up projects of urban renewal. The Government has extended the seven year tenure of the mission by two years upto 31st March, 2014. All the 65 cities under the Urban Infrastructure and Governance (UIG) component of the Mission … [Read more...]

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Food Security In India

Food Security

The Finance Minister Sh. P. Chidambaram has set apart an amount of Rs. 10,000 crore, over and above the normal provision for food subsidy, towards the incremental cost that is likely under the National Food Security Act. Presenting the budget of 2013-14 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2013, the Finance Minister hoped that the National Food Security Bill, 2011 … [Read more...]

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Rapid Poverty Reduction


India is a nation with over 300 million poor people, a number that has barely declined over the last three decades of development. It is therefore essential that the Eleventh Five Year Plan address the task of reducing the numbers of the poor frontally. It is clear that rapid growth will be essential to reduce the number of the poor and for sustainable … [Read more...]

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Overview Of The 12th Five Year Plan (2012 – 2017)


  There are Short Term and Medium Term Challenges Short Term: Reverse the current growth slowdown 5.5 per cent in 2012-13, Aim for 6.5 to 7 per cent in 2013-14 Longer Term: Get back to high growth This requires accelerating from 5.5% in 2012-13 to over 9% in last two years Reduce poverty Improve regional equality across … [Read more...]