food rights

Poverty line issue sorted out, new definition soon

October 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Consensus has been reached within the government on the contentious Rs.32 a day criteria for defining people below the poverty line, which drew flak ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Montek meets PM amid controversy over poverty data

October 2nd, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday amid controversy over the panel's affidavit in the Supreme Court defining ... Read more...

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500,000 lactating or pregnant flood-hit women in Pak need instant care: NGO

October 15th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Amongst millions of Pakistanis displaced by the recent floods, more than 85 per cent are women, 500,000 of whom are lactating or pregnant, requiring special food and nutritional ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Inclusive growth needed to combat hunger: ActionAid India

October 14th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) A more inclusive growth policy targeted at marginalised communities and protection of their basic rights is required to combat hunger in India, international NGO ActionAid said Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Half of India’s children malnourished, says NGO report

October 16th, 2009 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) As the world observes World Food Day Friday, India, with 47 percent of its children under the age of six malnourished, ranks below countries like Bangladesh and ... Read more...

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Poor can’t eat promises, G8 must do more: NGO

July 6th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The heads of government who are meeting this week for the G8 Summit in Italy need to find $23 billion a year to halve hunger by 2015, ... Read more...

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NGO coalition demands Saarc food bank

July 26th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kandy (Sri Lanka), July 26 (IANS) The number of hungry people in south Asia will rise to over 588 million by 2009, says a coalition of NGOs and academics from the region, ... Read more...

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