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Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungry
Politics

Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungry

Activists claim that anomalies in the public distribution system (PDS) in Jharkhand is a major contributor of malnutrition among children in the state, the BJP government in the state, however, denies these allegations

Economist-activist Jean Dreze 'detained' with two others in Jharkhand's Garwah; trio released without being charged
India

Economist-activist Jean Dreze 'detained' with two others in Jharkhand's Garwah; trio released without being charged

Economist and activist Jean Dreze and two others were on Thursday allegedly detained in Jharkhand's Garwag district for holding a meeting on Right to Food

Dissent on Aadhaar: New book highlights limitations of ID project, legal and tech opposition to it
India

Dissent on Aadhaar: New book highlights limitations of ID project, legal and tech opposition to it

While some of the themes mentioned in Dissent on Aadhaar have filtered down to conversations in urban, English-speaking India, the book reveals that we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface.

Govt preparing ground for decline of MGNREGS by keeping wages constant year after year, says economist Jean Dreze
Business

Govt preparing ground for decline of MGNREGS by keeping wages constant year after year, says economist Jean Dreze

The stagnation of real wages, along with the government’s chronic inability to ensure timely and reliable wage payments, is discouraging rural workers from taking up MGNREGS work

Narendra Modi government needs to shed its 'obsession' with economic growth, says economist Jean Dreze
Business

Narendra Modi government needs to shed its 'obsession' with economic growth, says economist Jean Dreze

Dreze, visiting professor at the Department of Economics, Ranchi University, claimed the Modi government has turned its back on social policy.

Chhattisgarh battles high poverty levels as creation of state 'for tribals' does little to benefit community
India

Chhattisgarh battles high poverty levels as creation of state 'for tribals' does little to benefit community

Chhattisgarh is showing record poverty levels among the tribals who make up one-third of the state’s population, although the state was created for tribals.

India needs more inclusive social policies as economic growth fails to improve quality of life, says Jean Dreze
Business

India needs more inclusive social policies as economic growth fails to improve quality of life, says Jean Dreze

Noted development economist Jean Dreze has pitched for more inclusive and active social policies in India, saying even a high rate of economic growth has failed to improve the quality of life of a large section of people in the country.

From discrediting intellectuals to incompetent appointments: All the ways Narendra Modi regime has changed India
Politics

From discrediting intellectuals to incompetent appointments: All the ways Narendra Modi regime has changed India

Over the past few weeks, we've been seeing a range of articles on how Indian polity and society have changed since the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The Ram Janmabhoomi movement (along with the India-China War of 1962 and the Emergency milieu) was a crucial turning point in the political fortunes of the Hindu right. It is, however, important to point out what all has changed in terms of polity, state policy and social responses in India since the Modi government first came to power in 2014.

What happened in first 2 months of note ban alone was an unforgivable catastrophe: Jean Dreze
Business

What happened in first 2 months of note ban alone was an unforgivable catastrophe: Jean Dreze

Prime Minister Narendra seems to have really believed in the myth that black money is a gigantic hoard of cash, waiting to be raided, says Jean Dreze

Swaraj at 70 Part 10: Food sovereignty means democratic control over what we eat, says Jean Dreze
India

Swaraj at 70 Part 10: Food sovereignty means democratic control over what we eat, says Jean Dreze

Jean Dreze's uses his extensive knowledge of the Indian ground realities to expound on the need for food security and its link to Swaraj.

Economist Jean Dreze heckled by Jharkhand minister after social activist criticised RSS, BJP
India

Economist Jean Dreze heckled by Jharkhand minister after social activist criticised RSS, BJP

Economist and social activist Jean Dreze could not complete his speech at a programme after a state minister reportedly heckled him.

Demonetisation impact to last longer than expected: Economist Jean Dreze
Business

Demonetisation impact to last longer than expected: Economist Jean Dreze

Demonetisation will take an "awful toll" on the underprivileged, especially wage labourers, and its impact might be worse and last longer than expected, noted development economist Jean Dreze has said.

Demonetisation: Black money chase a delusion, political parties may be real targets, says Jean Drèze
Politics

Demonetisation: Black money chase a delusion, political parties may be real targets, says Jean Drèze

According to Drèze, India is still several decades away from being a cashless economy, and the government needs to focus on effective banking services in rural areas to achieve its financial inclusion goal

Battle of intellectuals: Amartya Sen vs. Jadgish Bhagwati on Modi
Politics

Battle of intellectuals: Amartya Sen vs. Jadgish Bhagwati on Modi

Two of the world's prominent economists from India, Nobel Prize-winning Amartya Sen and Jagdish Bhagwati of Columbia University have come out and expressed their opinion on the idea of Modi-led government.

Poverty line figures: Statistical jugglery or just bad parameters?
India

Poverty line figures: Statistical jugglery or just bad parameters?

Is it time to discard the 'absolute poverty' line of the Planning Commission and devise a new one based on social indicators?

Food Security ordinance is 'dismaying', says architect of plan
India

Food Security ordinance is 'dismaying', says architect of plan

Jean Dreze says there are many shortcomings with the present form of the Food Security Ordinance.

Why not Jean Dreze for Chief Economic Advisor?
Economy

Why not Jean Dreze for Chief Economic Advisor?

If the choice is between an Indian economist with an IMF mindset and someone who knows the real India, the choice of CEA should be the latter.

Despite poor demand in real estate, prices refuse to go down
Business

Despite poor demand in real estate, prices refuse to go down

The real estate market in India is an ideal example of the subversion of demand-supply economics.

Dividing population is impractial & unnecessary: Jean Dreze on Food Bill
Economy

Dividing population is impractial & unnecessary: Jean Dreze on Food Bill

In an interview with Firstpost Dreze talks about the lacunas in the present Bill and how the government could have given a better deal to the poor.