Society-Story of 114 Odisha villages becoming child-marriage free !!!

2021-01-09T22:46:19+05:30By |Categories: Society|

A total 114 villages in Odisha have been declared child-marriage free as of January 7 2020 and many more are in line. But this story of change began in a village named Rugudipali in west Odisha's Subarnapur district with support from the courageous Gitanjali Rana, an anganwadi worker in the area. Action Aid, a non-profit that works on child and women’s rights, has been spearheading the campaign against child marriage with the support of UNICEF in 15 districts of Odisha with a high burden of child marriage as indicated by the previous National Family Health Survey. Gitanjali participated in some of [...]

Policy-NITI AAYOG and Nutrition !!!

2018-02-16T12:21:16+05:30By |Categories: Society|

The NITI Aayog published nutrition charts on 17 January this year. As India recognises nutrition as a national issue and gears up for the National Nutrition Mission (NNM), publishing such data helps a wide variety of persons associated with the healthcare and nutrition ecosystem in our country to get into action mode and aid in the implementation of the mission. The Global Nutrition Report 2015 estimates that investment in nutrition has a cost-benefit ratio of 1:16 for 40 low- and middle-income countries. Moreover, such an investment is recognised globally as both a critical development imperative and a pathway for the fulfillment of human [...]

Society-Upgrading the public education system !!!

2017-11-18T18:59:41+05:30By |Categories: Society|

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The World Bank’s recent flagship World Development Report, 2018 addressed some immediate challenges of quality education. One of the ways that it broke new ground was on the issue of provision for private education. Growing private school enrolment is a global trend and the phenomenon must be taken [...]

Society/Geography-Population, Migration and Misery !!!

2017-10-17T00:00:33+05:30By |Categories: Geography, Society|

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Population is a more serious issue than generally construed. The managing of populations can become a serious inflection point as can be seen building up in the recent Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Frequently, discrimination against communities have been placed in religious and ethnic terms, which can be site-specific. [...]

Society/Geography-Population, Migration and Misery !!!

2017-10-16T23:58:13+05:30By |Categories: Geography, Society|

Population is a more serious issue than generally construed. The managing of populations can become a serious inflection point as can be seen building up in the recent Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Frequently, discrimination against communities have been placed in religious and ethnic terms, which can be site-specific. However, Saskia Sassen, professor of sociology at Columbia University, US, places the context of the current turmoil on a more fundamental concept – land. Sassen says that recent developments point towards a new trajectory in Myanmar’s interaction with its internally much-despised minority population. The Myanmar government decided in 2016 to allocate 3 million [...]

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