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DBT for food subsidy can help govt save Rs 25,000 cr: Crisil

Feb 17, 2015

DBT for food subsidy can help govt save Rs 25,000 cr: Crisil

Apart from saving money for the government, implementing the DBT, which would entail cash transfers into beneficiary accounts in lieu of food material, will also push up consumption in the economy, Crisil Research said. #Economy #Social Welfare #Food subsidy #Direct Benefit Transfer #Agriculture policy #CRISIL Research #Pareto improvement
In Uttar Pradesh, kids fan bureaucrat in charge of social welfare

Oct 16, 2013

In Uttar Pradesh, kids fan bureaucrat in charge of social welfare

Children fanned a senior bureaucrat and others who attended a meeting in Uttar Pradesh. Ironically enough, the bureaucrat is in charge of social welfare schemes. #ThatsJustWrong #Uttar Pradesh #children #Child Labour #Bureaucrat #Social Welfare Department #fan #Shamli #Principal Secretary
Not just Bihar Midday meal scheme plagued by poor quality, bad management

Jul 21, 2013

Not just Bihar Midday meal scheme plagued by poor quality, bad management

Although Bihar is the first such disaster in the project that feeds about 120 million children every day across India, a Reuters review of audit reports and research papers shows officials have long ignored warnings of the lack of oversight and accountability in the programme. #HowThisWorks #India #Gujarat #bIhar #Madhya Pradesh #Midday Meal Scheme #school children #Social welfare scheme
Wanted to identify myself with Indian youth Sunita Williams in Mumbai

Apr 03, 2013

Wanted to identify myself with Indian youth Sunita Williams in Mumbai

Williams, who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman, had reportedly carried a copy of the Bhagavad Gita and an idol of Lord Ganesha in space. #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Sunita Williams #Indian Council of Social Welfare
With Food Security Bill, UPA signals it is election-ready

Mar 20, 2013

With Food Security Bill, UPA signals it is election-ready

The food security provision has enormous redemptive power for a government that is tottering on the brink of collapse and has a pretty dismal record of governance and corruption to defend as it gears up for early elections. #M. Karunanidhi #UPA government #Food Security Bill #fiscal consolidation #Social Welfare #Populism
Real test of Manmohan's reforms: Tame reckless spending

Sep 16, 2012

Real test of Manmohan's reforms: Tame reckless spending

Manmohan Singh's commitment to broad-sweep reforms and prudent economic management will be tested by his willingness to stand up to reckless and ill-conceived spending on social welfare that are geared only to preserving the Dyasty's political fortunes. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #P. Chidambaram #NREGA #UPA government #Food Security Bill #Reforms #Social Welfare
UP official blames police for forcing psychiatric treatment

Mar 27, 2012

UP official blames police for forcing psychiatric treatment

The provincial services officer said the police had tried to put him forcibly admit him in a psychiatric ward to stop his fast unto death protesting against corruption. #Uttar Pradesh #NewsTracker #Social Welfare Department
Can the C in capitalism stand for conscience?

Nov 15, 2011

Can the C in capitalism stand for conscience?

As the corporation becomes larger than the state, it cannot stay disconnected from the problems of society. It has to contribute. Not just by donating money but by aligning its core activities with the needs of society. #Crony capitalism #ThisisNext #Coca-Cola #Social Welfare #http://www.firstpost.com/tag/notjobsbutpassion