Anti Poverty Programs

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With an expanding IT sector and an annual economic growth rate of seven percent, India’s growth seems unstoppable. In an effort to keep pace with the economy, the Indian government, in hand with international agencies and private contractors, is undertaking a formidable set of domestic development programs. These programs are aimed at building the networks and facilities that must be in place if the country is to continue to grow. Without these crucial development projects, India’s fast-paced progress could be derailed. However, these projects come with significant and sometimes irrevocable consequences. Many are displaced with little to no compensation. The government’s methods are often highly questionable and many are disenfranchised as a result of Delhi’s national ambitions. In this section, India Unheard community correspondents look into India’s development schemes and programs.

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How to survive India’s pensions I India Loud & Clear I Episode 1

 
/ July 30, 2019

What’s it’s like to be one of India’s 125 million elders and live your ageing days in extreme poverty?

Uttar Pradesh Fails to Ensure Food Security Amidst Rising Hunger

 
/ November 20, 2018

A village in Kushinagar lives on the brink of malnourishment as the Public Distribution System fails to deliver to the most disenfranchised. Or, fails to ensure last mile service delivery.

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Waiting for the Pittance that is the Disability Pension

 
/ September 21, 2018

A woman living with 90 percent disability in West Bengal waits for her pension of a thousand rupees a month, while the administration shuts its doors on her and her husband.

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Waiting for the Promised Pucca House

 
/ August 17, 2018

A family of five living below poverty line in West Bengal has been hoping that their votes will get them a pucca house. Will their fate change with elections next year?

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Living with Food Insecurity in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ July 2, 2018

Many residents of Shivpuri village in Uttar Pradesh are living in vulnerability without the food security that comes with having a ration card.

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Welfare Schemes in India: Housing For All but the Most Vulnerable?

 
/ January 19, 2018

Once classified as criminals, nomadic communities are still untouched by social welfare schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

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Rural Pensioners of India Get a Raw Deal

 
/ March 8, 2017

Indian society prides itself on respecting elders, but the old-age pension hardly translates that respect into help.