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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India launches world's largest food subsidy scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... be banished.” The multi-million-dollar programme, the world’s largest, offers subsidised grain to nearly 70 per cent of the population. Indians classed as below the poverty line already receive ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Cheating the hungry: corruption in India’s food scheme

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 04:22pm by AFP

    ... to a client is about 12 rupees and it hasn’t budged in years. The shopkeeper is part of the world’s biggest food distribution system for the poor, which already covers 100 million “below poverty line” families and another 140 million “above poverty line” families, official data shows. Any Indian family can apply for a ration card at present and receive 35 kilos of subsidised grain, an official ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India to pay welfare directly to poor

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Bolsa Familia programme, which has helped lift more than 19 million people out of poverty since 2003. It will begin in 20 of the country’s 640 districts on Tuesday, affecting more than 200,000 recipients, and will be progressively rolled out in other areas in the coming months, Chidambaram said on Monday. The country has 440 million people living below the poverty line. “In a huge new ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Angry protests as poisoned school meal kills 22 children in India

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 01:50pm by AFP

    ... the poverty line. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    New Delhi to give 6 million mobile phones to the poor ahead of election

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... 6 million mobile phones for free to families below the poverty line, along with 200 minutes of free call time. Costing some 70 billion rupees (HK$9.7 billion), the objective behind the 'A ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's likely next leader Modi seen implementing Thatcher-like reforms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... draw a line under decades of socialist economics, cut welfare and reduce the role of government in business. The BJP is due to unveil detailed economic plans today and is expected to make ... subsidies," Debroy said. Instead, the government should focus on building infrastructure to ease poverty, he said. An attack on welfare would mark an ideological shift. Although India adopted ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Slowing economy puts India's middle-class dream on hold

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 04:14am by WASHPOST

    ... India's capital, partially finished high-rises line the smog-veiled skyline, concrete monuments to the aspirations of the country's middle class. They are among the hundreds of developments ... from poverty into a middle class that now numbers 200 million to 300 million, an extraordinary social transformation in the nation of 1.2 billion. But the optimism that once inspired slogans ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's rich companies to pay 2pc of profits to help poor

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... still struggles to provide reliable basic services to a majority of its citizens, trapping hundreds of millions of them in poverty. Now the country's richest firms have been told they must ... poverty alleviation, protecting the environment or tackling disease, among others. However, the spending requirement is not legally binding. Nevertheless, it's one of the first such laws ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Young Indian rape suspect held alone for own safety

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 01:04pm by Reuters in New Delhi

    ... and are now in line with UN norms focused on humane treatment of minors. India has raised the minimum age teenagers can be tried as adults to 18 from 16. In response to the public outcry after ... birthday at the time of the attack. Like millions born into poverty in rural India, the youth has no birth certificate. Authorities often turn to teeth or bone examinations to estimate age, ...



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