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The people of Pudukkottai, one of the most backward

Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf has said that population planning and poverty alleviation are high on the government's list of priorities. In his message on the eve of World Population Day,

The Pakistan cabinet approved the restructuring of Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) and assigned it a major role in the poverty reduction programme and the social welfare sector. The meeting presided over

The UN conference on trade and development (Unctad) study says that if current trends in international development persist, the number of poor in the 49 least developed countries will rise from 307

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the launch of a $65-million relief operation for an estimated 2 million 'ultra poor' Indonesians, including refugees displaced by three

could well become a myth by 2007. More than half of the world' s population by then would be urban dwelling. The urban ecological footprint would fall over larger proportions of common resources says the 'Global Environment Outlook Three' report of the Un

While Central and State Governments have been pumping in crores for uplift of tribals, hundreds of them in Kodaikanal hills are still struggling for basic rights such as food, shelter and education,

The government is likely to distribute the Rs 2500 crore development reform facility (DRF) for states announced in this year's Budget on the basis of the states' poverty ratios.

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has warned that the number of people living on less than $1 a day in the world's 49 least developed countries (LDCs) would reach at least 420

Fifty per cent of the population in the least developed countries is living on below $1-a-day income, according to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(Unctad).