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PM Calls For Focus On Poverty Eradication

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United Nations: Poverty continues to be a major political and economic challenge of the world and a collective effort is needed to eradicate this global scourge, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

“...The problems of over a billion people living in abject poverty around the world need to be attacked more directly,” he said during the course of his speech at the annual debate of the UN General Assembly.

“Poverty remains a major political and economic challenge and its eradication requires special attention and a new collective thrust. This priority should anchor the post-2015 Development Agenda, which should be shaped by the member states so that it enjoys the broadest possible support and acceptance.”

The prime minister said that though the issues of peace, security, human rights and governance were important and needed to be addressed, “we will fall short of realizing an ambitious post-2015 development agenda if we focus merely on governance issues at the cost of robust economic growth”.

“This agenda should not be merely about reprioritizing domestic spending, but also about fostering genuine international partnership between the developing and developed countries to bring about change,” Manmohan Singh said.

“All of us need the policy space necessary to set our own domestic priorities. No one knows the condition of developing countries better than the developing countries themselves.”

He urged the UN to set clear and concise goals and provide practical and well-defined means of implementation, “including adequate flow of resources and transfer of technology, taking the views of developing countries fully into account”.

“A meaningful post-2015 agenda must place equally high priority on food and nutrition, health, education, infrastructure, water, sanitation, energy and discrimination against women,” the Prime Minister said.

Stating that India sought to promote inclusive development in multiple ways, he said: “Legislation has broadened access to education and secured rural livelihoods. We are now building the world's largest programme for food security. Digital technology is being harnessed to improve the delivery of public services and benefits to the people.”



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Reader's comments(5)
1: RAHUL BABA IS READY TO ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE OF POVERTY REMOVAL A LEGACY INHERITED BY HIM FROM PAST SEVERAL GENERATIONS OF HIS ANCESTORS AS P.M. OF INDIA.
Posted by:nm khandelwal - 07 Oct, 2013
2: THE Congress & PM Manmohan Singh should establish a Ministry for ANTI CORRUPTION. only than, the Eradication of POVERTY is possible. As long as Complaints go unheard, and the Govt, BABUS enjoy the previlages of "KORRUPTION". No pverty in next 100 years can be Eradicated.At the same time he should bring alaw that, each and every letters or comments written to the Government offices, Embassys or Ministers should be Replied with 2 weeks failing which a penalty on the person should be levied. More than 10 penalty means Removal of the seat of such persons. Than the Poverty is partly helped.
Posted by:Kamath - 04 Oct, 2013
3: poverty, terrorism, naxalism ,J&K ,SCAMS, flood of rights bills all are political tactical tools to keep mind of voters clouded from their real life problems.If these are resolved then public will start thinking about realities and it will become risky for politicians and bureaucrats to face public ire.
Posted by:nm khandelwal - 30 Sep, 2013
4: It is nice to hear from our PM regarding poverty alleviation. Poverty alleviation is very much possible if our PM can ensure that the funds allotted to reach the poor reach them properly.
Posted by:Viswanathan - 30 Sep, 2013
5: dadi coined the slogan gaibi hatao. great grandpa(NEHRUJI),grand mother(INDIRAJI), PAPAJI(RAJIVJI) and mummy (SONIAJI) could not eradicate problem of poverty and passing on this problem to our wold be P.M. RAHULJI. GREAT TRAGEDY OF GOVERNANCE OR A STRATEGY OF MAI BAAP governance to keep vote bank of the poor intact for several generations.
Posted by:nm khandelwal - 30 Sep, 2013
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