Malaria threat amid Covid pandemic

Focus on Covid-19 may disrupt India’s anti-malaria programme

Health awareness activities for prevention and control of malaria should be integrated with the awareness activities for Covid-19 in malaria endemic regions. Read more »
plague epidemic 1994

Lessons from 1994 plague for India’s fight against Covid-19

The 1994 plague experience offered some relevant lessons to fight coronavirus, but the decision makers chose to ignore them. Read more »
Indian farmers need government support

In theory: The economics of man vs animal conflicts

Unless there are clear property titles and free help for negotiations, gruesome animal killings will continue to happen. Read more »
An Indian handloom worker

India’s migrant labour exodus and the missing trade unions

Over the last 30 years, trade unions became irrelevant due to informalisation of jobs and a series of changes in labour laws. Read more »
Water management after Covid

Sustainable water management ideas for post-Covid India

Water suppliers need to collect charges to fund maintenance of the system and for capacity expansion. Targeted subsidies can be provided to the weaker sections. Read more »
HIV AIDS in times of coronavirus Covid

An invisible crisis:  People living with HIV in times of Covid-19 pandemic

The war on new coronavirus can learn several valuable lessons from the global experience of fight against the HIV pandemic, says Vanisree Ramanathan. Read more »
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A wish list for casual workers amid heat wave conditions

The government must expand the scope of Ayushman Bharat scheme to add provision for treating workers falling ill due to heat wave. Read more »
Kerala online education

The digital divide: Why Kerala is not ready for the online education plunge

The government must ensure that its policies do not help widen the already existing digital divide, denying a level playing field for the marginalised sections. Read more »
exodus of migrants after covid lockdown

Some straightforward solutions to the migrant crisis

While the absence of workers has put a question mark on the reopening of the economy, it has also exposed the vulnerability of unorganised labour. Read more »
Odisha migrants returning

Odisha’s quiet success in war on Covid-19 pandemic

The Odisha government put in place a network of infrastructure to handle the return of migrants and this seems to have paid off. Read more »