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Hungry in Delhi: More than a third of slum children are Hungry in Delhi: More than a third of slum children are
‘The fast pace of urbanization poses a significant challenge to children living in urban slums. It is especially challenging for newborns and infants whose health entirely depends on the availability of the mother to breastfeed, the ability of the caregiver and household to provide nutritious meals, the quality of the public healthcare system and over
Infant mortality in India: Over 3 lakh die within 24 hours of taking birth Infant mortality in India: Over 3 lakh die within 24 hours of taking birth
The disturbing numbers in the report say that 29 per cent of the newborn deaths worldwide happen only in India. The report, published after survey of 186 countries, says that South Asia (with 24 per cent of the world's population) records 40 per cent of the world's first-day deaths.
Social Entrepreneur of the Year: Goonj makes its mark Social Entrepreneur of the Year: Goonj makes its mark
Goonj has demonstrated that cloth can be a powerful resource for the development of India’s poorest communities. It channels excess resources lying waste in urban households to impoverished rural and disaster-prone areas. Village and slum communities, in exchange of cloth and material, conduct self-organized local development and infrastructure buildi
Bandhua 1947: Advocacy campaign against bonded labour system Bandhua 1947: Advocacy campaign against bonded labour system
‘Even after 65 years of Independence, hundreds and thousands of our fellow countrymen are still living a life worse than an animal as a bonded labour. For them, a day’s two square meal is still a distant dream. Bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness and...
Green fee to enter Shimla: Expected from September first week Green fee to enter Shimla: Expected from September first week
The Shimla Municipal Corporation’s green fee on all vehicles bearing non-HP registration is expected to be applicable from the first week of September. The union government has given its permission to the MC to implement the green fee.
Pre-school education: India shows 100 per cent-plus growth in enrolment over 9 years Pre-school education: India shows 100 per cent-plus growth in enrolment over 9 years
The number of children enrolled in nursery and kindergarten in South Asia has nearly doubled over the last decade with 47 per cent children enrolling in pre-primary programs in 2009 as against only 25 per cent in 2000...
CM seeks USAID support to build houses for Delhi’s poor CM seeks USAID support to build houses for Delhi’s poor
I don't know whether the USAID will help us in this regard. But I would want them to assist in building houses for economically weaker sections of the society. There are shanties all over Delhi and we have to take care of them as well. We have to build them houses...'
Ramesh announces Rs 990 crore for women empowerment Ramesh announces Rs 990 crore for women empowerment
If all the 2.40 lakh gram sabhas in the country were to employ women coordinators to work for issues related to women's development, then an approximate budget of Rs 2,500 crore would be needed...
Social audit of welfare schemes not taken seriously, says Jairam Ramesh Social audit of welfare schemes not taken seriously, says Jairam Ramesh
Social audit must be done every year by every village council. It is not being done. It is not being done not just in Manipur, it has not been done anywhere in the country except in Andhra Pradesh. No state in India has taken social audit seriously...
Premature birth causes almost half the child deaths in India Premature birth causes almost half the child deaths in India
Nearly half of all child deaths in India are caused due to premature births, making it the second leading cause in the country, claims a report by international NGO Save the Children. The number one cause is pneumonia.
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