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Poverty
Opinion  /  Published 10.02.22

Demand blues: economy

While presenting this year’s Union budget, the finance minister made a claim that the hefty package of capital expenditures would ‘crowd in’ private investments. The assertion implie...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 09.02.22

End hunger with peace

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed millions of people into poverty and hunger. The United Nations estimates that between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger in 2020 — about 161 million more th...
By Malancha Chakrabarty

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.01.22

Learning centres run by NGO

The Jharkhand branch of the Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, an NGO that also works for strengthening literacy campaign, has been running over 200 community learning centres for motivating children of under...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.12.21

Bogus BPL stench in paddy sale

As many as 65,000 below-poverty-line people had sold paddy to the Jharkhand government last year, unusually large quantities in many cases, setting off suspicion that there could be fake BPL cardholde...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.12.21

State to buy paddy from December 15

Jharkhand will begin paddy procurement from December 15 and all districts have been directed to be prepared with mandatory logistics for a seamless process ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

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Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

Holistic index: poverty

Poverty is usually associated with the lack of economic means to survive adequately. Hence income is used as the most common measure of poverty. However, poverty as deprivation has many dimensions tha...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 26.11.21

Bihar, Jharkhand, UP poorest

Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India, according to Niti Aayog's first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report. As per the index, 51.91 per cent popul...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.06.21

Cyclone-hit families stare at starvation

Nearly 10 per cent of the families do not have bank accounts, around 19 per cent of the families do not have proper food grains to last for two weeks. None of the affected families claim to have recei...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 17.06.21

10-year hole in India's poverty estimates

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By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 10.06.21

Vidyamandira help for 30 pupils for a year

A group of present and former students of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur, have started a fundraising drive to help 30 school students encountering extreme poverty amid the pandemic with Rs 50...
By Our Special Correspondent in Howrah


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