Socio Economic Development

Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc; Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it; Government Budgeting; Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers; Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing; Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management; Land reforms in India; Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth; Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc; Investment models.

Female Labour Force Participation And Economic Recovery

According to ILO, female labour force participation in India was 20.5% in 2019, just before the Covid-19 pandemic. As compared to India, female labour force participation was slightly higher at 23.5% in South Asia during the same period.During the same period, male labour force participation in India and South Asia were 76% and 77% respectively. …

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Crop Diversification In India

According to the UN population projections, India, in all probability, will be the most populous country by 2027. More than 600 million people will living in urban areas by 2030. They need safe food from the hinterlands. Average agricultural land holding size is only 1.08 hectare, according to 2015-16 data). Indian agriculture engages 42 per …

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Digital Divide And E-learning in India

Poor Access To Internet, Digital Divide And E-learning

The full report of the NSO’s survey of ‘Household Social Consumption on Education in India’, for July 2017-June 2018, highlights the poor state of computer and Internet access in several States. E-learning In India: Disparities Are Glaring The disparities are glaring among different economic strata as well. The digital chasm that separates the privileged from …

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India's battle against malnutrition

India’s Battle Against Malnutrition

India has been ranked 94 on the 2020 Global Hunger Index (GHI), lower than neighbours like Bangladesh and Pakistan. The GHI is an annual peer-reviewed publication by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. The number of young children in India who are very short and thin puts it alongside the poorest African nations. In 2020, India falls …

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75th Anniversary of FAO

Daily PIB News (October 16, 2020): 75th Anniversary Of FAO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 19 released commemorative coins of Rs 75 denomination to mark the 75th Anniversary of FAO. He dedicated to the nation, 17 recently developed biofortified varieties of crops. He listed the initiatives by the Government to fight malnutrition such as National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan), construction of toilets under Swachh …

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Saliva Test

Prime Minister Announces Four Pillared Strategy For Boosting Medical Care In The Country

Prime Minister on June 1 called for a four pillared strategy to improve the health care, its infrastructure and its access to one and all. He said the first pillar would be Preventive Health Care wherein the emphasis would be on Yoga, Ayurveda and General Fitness. He said more than 40,000 Wellness Centres were opened with …

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23 Additional Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Items Under Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Scheme

Ministry of Tribal Affairs has announced Inclusion of 23 additional MFP Items (Minor Forest Produce) items and stipulation of their Minimum Support Price (MSP) under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme titled “Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain of MFP“. This  decision enhancing the coverage from …

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Covid-19 Relief: Targeting Challenge In India’s Welfare Programs

India does not have an inclusive, responsive welfare system which can take care of those who are out of formal system of workforce. Unprecedented humanitarian crisis, flight of migrant labourers from cities, food insecurity in the wake up Covid-19 lockdown has India’s welfare system has some serious flaws. Exclusion In Our Welfare System At the …

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Disability and COVID 19

1B People With Disabilities Hard Hit By Covid-19: United Nations

Disabilities And COVID 19: According to the UN, the world’s 1 billion people living with disabilities are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus. The UN has called for them to have equal access to prevention and treatment of COVID-19. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the pandemic is revealing the extent to which people …

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