All posts tagged with: Government

Decreasing rice production in Kerala

Posted February 17, 2014 no picture Supraja_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Though Kerala has 100% literacy rate, apt climatic conditions like abundant water and fertile soil for agriculture, the people there don’t have enough rice to eat. Why? According to the statistics, 84% of food grain comes from other states like Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, which means that, Kerala does not produce even one-fourth of the total requirement of rice. There is also a hike in the price of rice, which has increased from Rs. 12 per Kg in 2007 to Rs. 25 per Kg in 2010...


Poor implementation of midday meal scheme in India

Posted February 18, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The midday meal scheme is an ambitious remedy the government is using to deal with the situation of education and nutrition of the children of India. Acknowledging this effort of the government, nearly 120 million children across the country make use of this scheme. However, the lackluster performance regarding the implementation of this scheme has served as a deterrent towards its use and has eclipsed the incentives of the scheme. Ignorant actions of a principal of a school in...


Loopholes of the food security bill

Posted February 19, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The National Food Security Bill was signed into law on the 12th of September 2013. Its aim is to try and eradicate hunger in India by providing cereal grains at highly subsidized rates of Rs 3, Rs 2, Rs 1 per Kg for rice, wheat and millets respectively. The entitled quota is 5Kg of food grains per person per month. The bill covers 67% of the population and will provide food to about 820 million people at these subsidized rates. The major question is whether 67% of the people of I...


Establishment of a Presidential Youth Council

Posted February 19, 2014 Avatar priya verma

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Our plan for a Presidential Youth Council is a bi-partisan, youth-led initiative, to establish a Presidential Youth Council, comprised of young Americans ages 16-24, to advise the President on the perspectives of youth, offer suggestions on the design and implementation of youth policies, and to create shared recommendations on issues that will affect the long-term future of our country. Our Plan The Presidential Youth Council would aim to accomplish three things: 1....


Problems of Food Storage in India

Posted February 22, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The Food Corporation of India which is responsible for implementing the Public Distribution System Scheme faces immense problems regarding its storage facilities. The problem can be divided into two parts: 1) Wastage of Food due to poor storage facilities 2) Wastage of money due to lack of storage facilities 1a) One of the reasons for the wastage of food is that grains are not moved out of the warehouses in time and distributed. Due to this inefficiency in transporting gr...


Aren't Migrants Human Beings?

Posted March 1, 2014 no picture Winston_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Why is it only "Migrants" are treated so cruelly. I was really shocked to see people in such vulnerable conditions. It is a very sensitive issue that nearly 12000 people including children, women, elders have migrated from the north-eastern states just in search of a job and are exploited when they reach their destination. These people have no proper shelter, food, health and sanitation and not even basic education for their children, which are all considered to be basic "HUMAN RIG...


Africa: the Enormous Challenges of a Long-lasting Epidemic (HIV)

Posted March 4, 2014 no picture ANTHONY_CONNECT_ZAMBIA

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The African countries south of the Sahara have some of the best HIV surveillance systems in the world. They provide solid evidence that the HIV infection rate has stabilized at a relatively low level in Senegal and that the extremely high rates in Uganda have been reduced. However, in most sub-Saharan countries adults and children are acquiring HIV at a higher rate than ever before: the number of new infections in the region during 1999 was 4.0 million. This acceleration effect is...


Are we looking for perfection?

Posted March 5, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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At the expense of global warming, disruption in the earth's crust, conflict and reduction in the earth's value coupled with the increase in population- the affairs of the world when weighed varies with the value of being perfect. Today, the world is in crumbles - thronged with unprofitable visions. We have the West Africans causing havoc - with a massive increase in corruption and killing. Others are organising drugs and doing other malicious traits. Young girls and boys are being used to transf...


Education - Theoretical or Practical?

Posted March 18, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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We go to school to learn, to be acquainted with a literal KIND of knowledge which gives us the ability to comment or comprehend on a subject wisely. Education brought a light to the world and shaped the way we see things. But one problem we still have is whether to dwell on its "Theoretical aspect" or "Practical part". In Nigeria, 80% of what we do in government owned schools and private work-grounds are 'theoretical' - there are no practical equipment and the areas for the conduction of these p...


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