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Child Labor in India

Publicado 15 de diciembre de 2014 no picture Angel

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Did you know that India has the largest amount of child laborers in the world? Human Rights Watch states, “More children in India work than anywhere else in the world”. There are 100-150 million children from ages 5 to 14 working, and nearly half of those children (at least 44 million) are engaged in hazardous work. This is now a big problem in India that has to be taken care of. As stated by article number 32 from The Convention Of Rights Of The Children, “Governments should...


Not ready to say “I do” in India

Publicado 11 de julio de 2014 Avatar #YouthForChange

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Hi, Im Vedika, I’m 19 and I am representing The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) on the @YouthForChange panel. The issue of youth sexuality and child marriage is a huge challenge facing our country. I noticed that there is still much hesitation amongst the youth during discussion on young people’s sexual rights or youth sexuality with teachers or other elders including parents. Youth are the backbone of a nation. They can change the future of society with their...


Lest We Forget

Publicado 25 de junio de 2014 no picture Amarnath Reddy

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“Nature Protects if She is Protected” was the motto of the biggest ever environmental conference held in India, the United Nations Conference of Parties 11 (COP11) in 2012. Seemingly, the Government of India has forgotten to practice before it preaches. It is now undeniable that the disaster in Uttarakhand, India which occurred exactly a year ago was waiting to happen, thanks to the utter callousness of authorities and an untimely monsoon spell which took the nation by surpri...


Water in Crisis - Spotlight on Bangladesh

Publicado 7 de mayo de 2014 Avatar Ann Naser Nabil

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The WHO estimates that 97% of the people of Bangladesh have access to water and only 40% percent have proper sanitation. With a staggering 60% of the population that has to endure unsafe drinking water, the nation is in danger. The availability of this water greatly fluctuates throughout the year as the warmer season brings massive amounts of water in frequent monsoons and the cooler season brings drought. The infrastructure cannot adequately deal with the barrage of water in monsoon season so t...


Plight of the Producers in Punjab

Publicado 22 de febrero de 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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We all know that it’s the farmers who produce food for all the people. But the irony is that most of the farmers themselves are deprived of food security in many parts of the world. Now let us look at the problems faced by the farmers in the Sangrur district of Punjab which is proudly called as the “Farming heartland of India.” This is a very complex problem, as about 2000 farmers killed themselves in the state of Punjab due to the following reasons: 1. Increasing cost of...


Problems of Food Storage in India

Publicado 22 de febrero de 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...


Loopholes of the food security bill

Publicado 19 de febrero de 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...


Poor implementation of midday meal scheme in India

Publicado 18 de febrero de 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...


NGOs In India- Touching lives everywhere

Publicado 17 de febrero de 2014 no picture Madhuvanti_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are those organisations that are neither part of the government nor for-profit businesses. They can be classified into different types. Each NGO orientation depends on the type of activity they wish to undertake such as human rights, environment, education, etc. NGOs can be local, regional or national. · Vazhai, a local NGO in Tamil Nadu, strives to provide equal educational opportunities to rural children. Workshops are conducted with c...


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