Hunger Scorecard: China Improves, India Deteriorates

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The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, in its performance audit of the implementation of NREGA has found "significant deficiencies" in the implementation of the act.

So not only does NREGA only apply to a maximum of 100 work days, it's implementation is poor. Making hunger in the 15-30 age group EVEN more probable.

The Hindu News Update Service
i think i say minimum of 100 days i think:twizt:
 

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I hope those rural jobs you're talking about is not farming. We all know how that's going in India.
what about the chines hunger population of 110+ million people doing in the dark country no news avbl.???:help: them first, then come here and speak about us.
 

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NREGA only applies to 100 days of work. So hunger in the age group of 15-30 years is still very probable.
what the calculation 15-30 what about others???????? 18-60 are also take part in the program man.
 

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I hope those rural jobs you're talking about is not farming. We all know how that's going in India.
And why would you assume all rural jobs mean a farming related job.

Rural economy is much bigger than that, as a matter of fact all corporations alike (TNCs and others) today have special strategy and separate divisions to tap the markets in the rural India which is expected to generate decent amount of revenues for these companies, that is the potential and money involved!

And not all farming related jobs in India are in a precarious condition, and all the money that is earned through that sector is all tax free, so being a farmer in India is certainly not that bad, and wont be bad at all if the irrigation problems are taken care of.

PS: Anyways this discussion has gone way too off topic, all get back to topic.
 

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Has india's middle class lost the sympathy to the poor?
Sadly it looks that way. Between "here are xyz numbers, we're catching up, our model is still better" and "shame on us, we have so long to go", I would choose the second one. India is looking increasingly capitalistic. In such a system, the high-class uplifts the middle class (by providing employment), and the middle class uplifts the lower-class (by providing labour). They're on the bottom of the pyramid, and growing in numbers. So when the higher class takes a beating (due to global economic slowdown), you can imagine how it directly affects the entire pyramid. The poor are worst affected, which is sad.

Conversely, the higher-class doing well uplifts the lower-classes quicker, since them doing well would mean more jobs and opportunities for the lower classes, and it affects the pyramid in the same way, albeit positive. So the point is, the system itself isn't at fault. The situation is similar in the US (which uses a similar social system).
 

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This is in regards to a chinese posting that the chinese on chinese forums 'condemned' their government despite its improved performance on hunger eradication, and balking at the Indian members for apparently "defending" their government despite its cankered performance. Well, think of it this way: how do you guys get all riled up when the West talks about freedom of speech and political rights in China. You lot know that despite state repression and controls on the media, there are other avenues to express yourself- like the internet. So too do we object when the West tries to make it seem like we're a 'poor, starving' nation by comparing it to their 'objective' standards of calorie deficiency and daily dollar wage. Because we know, that despite the relative incidence of poverty, many of those in that 'starving, edacious' group tend to feed themselves off the land better than those in other poor countries do. This applies not only to grain produce and crop harvest, but also to fruitage and animalia - there are several large tribes like the 'Musahaars' in Bihar that eat field mice as a source of protein, the Chitewāle in central India that hunt with a tame leopard the wilde beasts of the jungles in Jharkhand, the Shishi, that consume crocodile meat, and the Gosain Pārdhis who eat hares, jackals and foxes - things not recorded because they transpire outside of the market or are not catered through the normal course of subsistence. This is evident because India has far more arable land and land cultivable or under cultivation than most other countries do- consider for example that India ranks 7th in total arable land, while China ranks a lowly 77th.

Land use - arable land(%) 2006 country rankings

In addition, any 'survey' that was taken last year was exacerbated by the deficient monsoon - very different and not characteristic of previous or most monsoons.

Furthermore, this also transpired last year:

India Keeps Homegrown Rice to Feed Its Hungry Millions


Therefore, yes, the number is exaggerated in the case of India just as India's AIDS figures were exaggerated for the longest time by the UN and then brought down by more than half in an embarrassing abnegation or quitclaim. Or how conventional wisdom or 'findings' by world food agencies claimed 'significant gender bias' in the allotment of food between males and females in rural households. Interestingly, a very large data set on the incidence of children with an anthropometric status below standard norms (46,000 households) in India recently been made available to the international research community, revealed that there was "no significant or systematic difference" in anthropometric status along gender lines. Attached is the file below:

http://ideas.repec.org/p/hhs/iiessp/0699.html


[Interestingly, even the Government is estimated to have "overestimated" the number of people living with AIDS in India due to "flawed methodology":

http://infochangeindia.org/200612185269/Health/News/India-s-HIV-numbers-inflated-study.html
 

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