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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 and social activist Jean Dreze could not complete his speech at a programme after a state minister reportedly heckled him.
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
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
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.
Is it time to discard the 'absolute poverty' line of the Planning Commission and devise a new one based on social indicators?
Jean Dreze says there are many shortcomings with the present form of the Food Security Ordinance.
The real estate market in India is an ideal example of the subversion of demand-supply economics.
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.