Friday, June 22, 2018
Human Development

Human Development

Welfare Reforms and Scope of Poverty in India

Market fundamentalism and free market strategies have always restricted the poor to uplift themselves from poverty, especially in context to a dynamic economy such...

Managing India’s urbanisation

As per census 2011, 377 million Indians comprising 31.14 per cent of total population are living in urban areas. As per UN Habitat's World...

Welcome SDGs: Harnessing the opportunity to reform India’s social policy landscape

Earlier in May, reports indicated that the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) is changing the way it plans by shifting to 15...

Women MPs in Lok Sabha: How have the numbers changed?

The issue of women’s representation in elected bodies and Council of Ministers came to the forefront yet again last year around this time, with...

India’s recurring water disputes: Needed less politics, more macro vision

The inter-state water disputes in India are now becoming a matter of concern. The present dispute between states in southern India on sharing of...

MGNREGA worker as a significant part of the Demographic Dividend

While we read about completion of 10 years to the MGNREGA, we also read about the highest allocation to the scheme in the current...

Revamping MGNREGA: a possibility?

A closer analysis of the Draft New Education Policy and the MGNREGA brings tells us that by applying a combined approach of “Employment” and...

Apathy by Rationing Ration Cards

As expected, there is long queue of person outside taluk supply offices for commissions and omissions in the new batch of ration cards getting...

Fault lines in the Great Indian Poverty debate

There has been a long standing debate known as the “Great Indian Poverty” that argues the current methods and estimations used for defining poverty...

On inverse relationship between farm size and productivity

Around 67 per cent of total operational land holdings in India are owned by marginal farmers, with an average size of 0.39 hectares. Though...

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