MGNREGA scheme

MGNREGA: States should follow Jharkhand’s BHGY lead

After its success in developing village wells, Jharkhand scripts another MGNREGA success story with mango plantations. #MGNREGA #economy #policy Read more »
inequality and poverty in india

Rural distress: MGNREGA, PLFS numbers spell trouble

While rising employment rate is considered a good sign, most of the gains are from women and children joining the workforce to support families amid a rural distress. Read more »
Repo rate

Indian economy: GST collections bring cheer, but concerns over recovery linger

The growth in GST collections points to a recovery, but questions remain over the trajectory of Indian economy in the coming fiscal. Read more »
food security through PDS during covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 crisis: Tweaked PDS, expanded MGNREGA, DBT key to ensuring food security

More money in the hands of the vulnerable sections of the society is the key to ensuring food security amid the second wave of Covid-19. Read more »
ubi for indian poor

Boon or bane? Universal basic income is not a poverty eradication tool

By rolling out the UBI, the government is washing its hands off the obligation of ensuring food, shelter, education, healthcare and social security. Read more »
UNDP human development report

Foolproof PDS: A practical guide to food security

State governments must build a common database for the use of all welfare departments such as health, pension and labour, as well as schemes like MGNREGA and PDS. Read more »
Migrant labour exodus

Covid-19: Time to build a robust database of migrants

It is important for the country to have a nationwide open database of migrant workers to provide them a healthy and secure lifestyle. Read more »
Budget 2021 by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Covid-19: Modi government announces Rs 1.7 lakh crore welfare package

FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces several schemes to put money in the hands of the poor, most vulnerable. Read more »