Livelihoods News

United Nations: India has shared with other countries its insights on empowering rural women and girls at an event on the sidelines of the meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women drawing on its many programmes.

India has said that gender equality and emancipation of rural women is a key driver of inclusive growth in the country, with discourse on women’s empowerment progressing from viewing women as recipients of welfare benefits to engaging them as active agents of change.

Andhra Pradesh [India]: Andhra Pradesh stands at equivalent to 51st rank globally in Multidimensional Poverty, Index according to a recent household survey conducted in the state.

Andhra Pradesh becomes the first Indian state to conduct an exclusive household survey at state and district level to estimate the multidimensional poverty of the state.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday launched the Andhra Pradesh Multidimensional Poverty (MPI) Index Report 2017.

The government will use a mixed funding pattern involving the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) and subsidised loans to develop 22,000 agricultural markets as part of its strategy to fulfil one of the key rural initiatives spelt out in the Union budget.

Farmers plan to surround the Maharashtra assembly to press for their demands of loan waiver and transfer of forest land to tribal farmers who have been tilling it for years

Azad Maidan in south Mumbai turned into a sea of red on Monday morning as thousands of farmers, carrying red flags, converged here after walking around 180 km under blazing sun over the last six days.

Chandigarh, March 9: With an outlay hike of 51.22 per cent in agriculture and allied activities, 20.01 per cent in irrigation and 24.65 per cent in rural development, community development and panchayats, the state Budget is being touted as farmer-friendly by the government.

With the INLD on agitating over the SYL canal for the past one year, this Budget made a provision of Rs 100 crore for the project.

New York, 8 March 2018 - The Government of India, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed, on 8 March, a partnership agreement to expedite the post-earthquake reconstruction process in Nepal.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day in the 21st century, the need for empowerment of women is an idea that everyone acknowledges as important. However, following up ideas and ideals with actions is of prime importance. In this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the way.

Education of mothers on the benefits of tetanus vaccination increased immunization coverage in a randomized trial set in rural India, according to new research this week in PLOS Medicine by Timothy Powell-Jackson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Centre has included Kannur, Malappuram and Wayanadin the first phase of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) that will be launched across the country on March 8. In the first phase, the project is being implemented in 162 districts across eight states. In Kerala, beneficiaries will be mapped through the 7,186 anganwadis in the three districts. While Kannur has 2,504, Malappuram and Wayanad have 3,808 and 874.

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