Indian being the important consumer of rice, the per capita availability of food (rice) had reached an all-time low of 64 kg per annum in 2008-09, which is 20 kg less than the minimum annual requirement of a normal person (NSSO survey). Therefore, to meet the nutritional needs of the people, the food production has to

United Nation Development Programme's India Urban Poverty Report, 2009 has pegged the number of slum dwellers in Uttar Pradesh at 44 lakh.

The first-ever annual employment survey by the Labour Bureau under the Union Ministry of Labour points to a

New Delhi: Despite witnessing high economic growth during the last few years, India has been ranked below many of its neighbouring countries like China and Pakistan, a global hunger index published on Monday by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), said.

One of the few economies to register healthy growth while large parts of the world see a recession, India has been ranked 67th

NEW DELHI: Meghalaya has been considered as lowest performing state on many occasions and one of its Union Ministers earlier was ranked the least efficient. But how poor are the people of this naturally beautiful rich state?

This intriguing question was raised by none other than the Governor, Ranjit Sekhar Mooshahary in the 59th plenary session of the North Eastern Council on Tuesday.

Despite rapid recovery the unemployment rate in India remains high
N Chandra Mohan / New Delhi September 24, 2010, 0:25 IST

Although India

Rajiv Shah | TNN

New Delhi: A tad less than 30% of India

The majority of households in urban as well as rural areas migrate because of employment opportunities, according to a new government survey.

Nearly 55 per cent of households in rural areas and 67 per cent in urban areas migrated for employment-related reasons in 2007-08, says the National Sample Survey Office report (64th round) released today.

24% Of Shanties Along Drains, 12% Beside Rly Tracks: NSSO
Mahendra Kumar Singh | TNN

New Delhi: Even as the Indian economy remains one of the bright spots in the world showing an upward growth trajectory, around 49,000 slums continue to blight the urban landscape forcing lakhs of people to live in pathetic conditions.