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article in La Vanguardia:Lives of the world map

A dues veus – Joan Fuster, Vikas Kumar 7

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81.4 percent of Bihar population is poor says UN report

Patna,(BiharTimes): Now the bad news for Bihar. It is as poor as and as backward as strife-torn African countries like Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. It continues to occupy the bottom place in India with Jharkhand slightly better.

The new Multi dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) puts proportion of poor in Bihar 81.4 percent of

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Can India compensate Bihar for its lower energy consumption?

Can India compensate Bihar for its lower energy consumption?

India is arguing in climate change dialogue that wealthy nation should compensate poor for its lower energy consumption. Thanks to Bihar and other poor states that India can claim to have lower energy consumption rate and putting strong argument against cliamte

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Cause of declining nutritional quality in India: is it biased Green Revolution?

 

Malnutrition affecting one in five Indians

45 percent of all children under age three in India are underweight – a higher average prevalence than in sub-Saharan Africa (UNISEF)

Despite vast improvements in the country’s economy, under-nutrition remains a challenge in India. While real incomes and real wages have increased, there has been an offsetting reduction in

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Mid-Day Meal Scheme and teachers performance

News published on Bihar Times (Online news of Bihar) on 7th of Oct 2009

Bihar to dissociate teachers from Mid-Day Meal Scheme

Patna, (BiharTimes): The state government is planning to completely dissociate teachers from the Mid-Day Meal Scheme as it is taking a huge toll on the education of the children. It is also working on alternative

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EU farm subsidy, world poverty and Indian farmers’ suicide

Recently I was in Tarragona (Spain) and had some discussion about poverty in India, Indians’ resistance to EU-US farm subsidies, and links to poverty and farmers’ suicide in India. I was putting some strong points like we in Europe are equally responsible for farmers’ suicide and poverty in the world. We all have blood in

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Brazil and Bihar – different context but same story

Land distribution in Brazil

Today, 47 percent of Brazil’s land is owned by just 1 percent of the population, making the country’s land distribution the second most unequal in the world and a glaring inequality in a nation known for its stark division between rich and poor. As a result, a class of four and a

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Corruption- a part of Indian life

Corruption, unfortunately, extends into every sphere of Indians’ life and is almost unavoidable. Money can get you just about anything: ticket for election from national parties, a good job, transfer to good place if you have job, a good education, a gas connection, admission of your children to good school, a sleeping birth in a

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India’s draught

Draught situation in North India

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Bihar teachers’ pay to be linked to student attendance

A news article in Bihar Times with my comments

Bihar teachers’ pay to be linked to student attendance

Patna, Aug 21 : Salaries of teachers of government schools in Bihar will not be paid if they failed to ensure at least 75 percent attendance of their students, officials said Friday.

Concerned over low attendance in government schools across

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