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Apr 03, 2019
Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungryActivists 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
Mar 28, 2019
Economist-activist Jean Dreze 'detained' with two others in Jharkhand's Garwah; trio released without being chargedEconomist 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
Feb 02, 2019
Dissent on Aadhaar: New book highlights limitations of ID project, legal and tech opposition to itWhile 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.
Sep 07, 2018
Govt preparing ground for decline of MGNREGS by keeping wages constant year after year, says economist Jean DrezeThe 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
Jul 09, 2018
Narendra Modi government needs to shed its 'obsession' with economic growth, says economist Jean DrezeDreze, visiting professor at the Department of Economics, Ranchi University, claimed the Modi government has turned its back on social policy.
Jun 25, 2018
Chhattisgarh battles high poverty levels as creation of state 'for tribals' does little to benefit communityChhattisgarh 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.
Jan 14, 2018
India needs more inclusive social policies as economic growth fails to improve quality of life, says Jean DrezeNoted 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.
Dec 10, 2017
From discrediting intellectuals to incompetent appointments: All the ways Narendra Modi regime has changed IndiaOver 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.
Nov 07, 2017
What happened in first 2 months of note ban alone was an unforgivable catastrophe: Jean DrezePrime 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
Aug 25, 2017
Swaraj at 70 Part 10: Food sovereignty means democratic control over what we eat, says Jean DrezeJean Dreze's uses his extensive knowledge of the Indian ground realities to expound on the need for food security and its link to Swaraj.