Posted in March 2011

Sammelan at Madhya Pradesh

Sammelan at Madhya Pradesh

Convention Brings 200 Elected Women Leaders Together to Review Progress and Set Goals – December 21-22, 2010 Responding to the need for increased women’s participation in local government, 200 newly appointed elected women representatives (EWRs) from the 11 districts of Rewa, Sidhi, Satna, Shahdol, Umaria, Katni, Dindori, Shivpuri, Chattarpur, Harda and Jhabua joined together in Bhopal, … Continue reading

Status of Women in Odisha

Status of Women in Odisha

Survival:   Even though Odisha had a favorable sex-ratio compared to the national average as per the 1996-2001 estimates, a disturbing trend has also been recorded since then, regarding falling female to male sex-ratios. Life expectancy of women in Odisha stands at 62.4%. The decline in female to male ratios(FMR) is most seen in the … Continue reading

Sarojini Naidu Prize 2010

Sarojini Naidu Prize 2010

The Sarojini Naidu Prize (SNP) for Best Reporting on Women and Panchayati Raj, held every year on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, is special to The Hunger Project (THP). The prize is primarily aimed at encouraging print media journalists to engage with the leadership of elected women in the grassroots and take cognizance of … Continue reading

Uttarakhand: Brief Profile

Uttarakhand: Brief Profile

Geographic profile of Uttarakhand Uttarakhand is the 27th State of India and was carved out of Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000. It was known as Uttaranchal between 2000 and 2006. Uttarakhand is bordering Himachal Pradesh in the North-West and Uttar Pradesh in the South, and has international borders with Nepal and China. The famous peaks … Continue reading

Rajasthan: Brief Profile

Rajasthan: Brief Profile

Rajasthan is the largest state of the Republic of India by area. It encompasses most of the area of the large, inhospitable Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert), which has an edge paralleling the Sutlej-Indus river valley along its border with Pakistan. The state is bordered by Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north. Jaipur is the capital and … Continue reading

Odisha: Brief Profile

Odisha: Brief Profile

Odisha, located in the eastern coast of India is a state with immense potential in natural resources owing to its fertile land and rich mineral resources like coal, iron and bauxite. The state is touched by the Bay of Bengal in the east; Chhatisgarh in the west and Andhra Pradesh in the south. It has … Continue reading

Maharashtra: Brief Profile

Maharashtra: Brief Profile

Geographic profile of Maharashtra Maharashtra is the third largest state in India both in terms of area as well as population. The State is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the West, Gujarat in the North-West, Madhya Pradesh in the North and the East, Andhra Pradesh in the South-East, and Karnataka and Goa in the … Continue reading

Madhya Pradesh: Brief Profile

Madhya Pradesh: Brief Profile

One of India’s largest states, Madhya Pradesh is also one of its most backward. Formed in 1956 as an amalgamation of various provinces on a primarily linguistic basis, the state has 48 districts with a population of over 6 million people. Though it is richly endowed with natural resources, its very size, agro climactic zones … Continue reading