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The Centre has decided to keep its focus on addressing multi-dimensional poverty in rural areas. The Centre would stick with convergent planning for rural development.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on survey on poverty in rural areas, 03/08/2015. As per the latest estimates of poverty by the erstwhile Planning Commission, the rural poverty ratio in the country was 41.8% in 2004-05 and was 25.7% in 2011-12. On July 3, 2015 Government released on line the provisional data from the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India.

With 800 million people going to bed hungry every night, countries combating hunger must build better food systems that raise agricultural productivity in rural areas, invest in improving nutritional outcomes for young children and pregnant women, and boost climate-smart agriculture that can withstand a warmer planet, says a World Bank Group rep

In a country afflicted by chronic malnutrition, the fertile soil of Mozambique’s central Manica province offers up rich sustenance to those who know how to work it.

By most measures, the 2000s were one of the most impressive decades for economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With the exception of 2009, the region s gross domestic product per capita grew consistently at an average rate of 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2012.

Himachal Pradesh has made great strides in reducing poverty and attaining best human development outcomes, but female child sex ratio, under-nutrition in children and an ageing population still rem

A World Bank report has challenged the conventional understanding of India’s inequality.

Two years ago, USAID convened a forum and published an associated volume of essays, all under the banner of an effort called Frontiers in Development. It was designed to encourage forward-looking, provocative discussion and debate that could advance development policy and practice across the full range of relevant actors.

Backwardness Index for sub districts prepared by Planning Commission for use in identifying Blocks for IPPE.

Says poverty estimates are reasonable

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