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Niti Aayog approach will make more Indians poor - and it's a good thing

May 16, 2015

Niti Aayog approach will make more Indians poor - and it's a good thing

Niti Aayog's new approach to poverty will define 484 million Indians as poor as against the Rangarajan estimate of 363 million. Its approach is revolutionary and has implications for the future direction and efficacy of anti-poverty programmes #UPA #Narendra Modi #Planning Commission #NDA #Poverty line #Niti Aayog #C Rangarajan Committee
Wrong remedies: MSP hikes, debt waivers have done little to ease farm distress

Apr 26, 2015

Wrong remedies: MSP hikes, debt waivers have done little to ease farm distress

The increase in MSP by this government has admittedly been muted and there is sound economic logic behind it, but sound economic logic does not get traction when emotions are running high. Apart from loan waivers and unthinking MSP increases having a negative impact on the economy, do they really work on the ground in terms of alleviating stress? #Congress #Planning Commission #MSP #Land Bill #debt waiver #farmer crisis
Parliamentary panel suggests dismantling planning ministry

Apr 24, 2015

Parliamentary panel suggests dismantling planning ministry

The panel said it was "at a loss as to understand the deployment and utilisation of such a large corpus, which will be disbursed on the recommendation the NITI Aayog that has replaced the Planning Commission." #NewsTracker #Planning Commission #Ministry of Home Affairs #UIDAI #National Population Register #Niti Aayog #Ministry of Planning #National Rainfed Area Authority
India ranks below Bhutan, Sri Lanka in broadband reach: Trai

Apr 17, 2015

India ranks below Bhutan, Sri Lanka in broadband reach: Trai

To promote the use of fixed-line broadband, Trai also proposed that the licence fee on the revenues earned from fixed line should be exempted for five years. #India #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Bhutan #Rahul Khullar #TRAI #Department of Telecom #broadband #National Optical Fibre Network #Wireless Planning Commission
Scam stains famed Chhattisgarh PDS, systemic loot runs into crores

Mar 18, 2015

Scam stains famed Chhattisgarh PDS, systemic loot runs into crores

A month after the general elections were over in May 2014, the state government set about verifying the cards and cancelled 14 lakh of these and suspended 10 junior level officials. #Politics #Economy #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Planning Commission #BPL #PDS #Chhattisgarh #Raman Singh #States #ration cards #Mukhyamantri Khadyann Sahayata Yojana