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Palagummi Sainath, Saint Francis Xavier University’s Coady Chair in Social Justice for 2015 >>
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Touring ten drought-stricken states in India transformed the acclaimed journalist Palagummi Sainath – showing him a devastating situation mostly ignored by his fellow journalists. “I felt that if the Indian Press was covering the top 5 percent, I should cover the bottom percent.” He also believes the media around the world is, for the most part, imprisoned by profiteering and political constraints.  A conversation with Saint Francis Xavier University’s Coady Chair in Social Justice for 2015,  along with excerpts from Palagummi Sainath’s lecture, Media and Democracy. **This episode originally aired May 27, 2016.

Source: Imprisoned by Profit: Media & Democracy
URL: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/imprisoned-by-profit-media-democracy-1.3601228
Date visited: 26 March 2020

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Poor implementation of existing schemes in the tribal regions has meant that not only poverty continues at an exceptionally high levels in these regions, but the decline in poverty has been much slower here than in the entire country, as shown in this table (for the years 1993-94, 1999-2000 and 2004-05). 

Source : “Rural Population Living Below Poverty Line (In Percent), Planning Commission, Twelfth Five Year Plan Document” by Dr. Ashok A. Sonkusare, Joint Adviser (S&T), NITI Aayog/Planning Commission
URL: https://data.gov.in/resources/rural-population-living-below-poverty-line-percent
Date visited: 16 April 2020

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