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Sep 03, 2019
Adivasis and the Indian State: Forced displacement takes toll on mental health of Kerala tribals; community-led initiatives may hold solutionSome officials believe mental health issues resulting in suicides, alcoholism, drug abuse and a sudden change in food habits might have resulted in the early deaths of many tribal men.
Jul 18, 2019
Question Hour in Rajya Sabha: Govt admits to data leak of unemployment figures ahead of May announcement, terms issue 'serious'The government on Thursday admitted in the Rajya Sabha that there has been a data leak of unemployment figures and said efforts were being made to ascertain who was behind it.
Jun 27, 2019
Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: ReportThe NIRDPR cited poor implementation of agricultural marketing reforms and low reach of minimum support price (MSP), which was adding to the farmers' distress.
Jun 25, 2019
Union Budget 2019: People in poverty trap must be given adequate aid to get rid of the vicious cycleIn order to escape the poverty trap, it is argued that individuals in poverty must be given sufficient aid so that they can acquire the critical mass of capital necessary to raise themselves out of poverty.
Jun 06, 2019
Narendra Modi govt 2.0 and its 1,000-day agenda: With focus on housing, ministries start work on 75 welfare projects to be completed by June 2022As promised in the 2019 election manifesto, the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has hit the ground running to complete 75 milestone projects by June 2022, just a few months before the 75th anniversary of India's Independence.
May 25, 2019
Narendra Modi govt returned to power on delivery of social infra projects; should focus on boosting employment, pvt investment in second termPrime Minister Narendra Modi was thus right in his assertion that the caste divide is artificial and the only real divide is rich-poor.
Apr 23, 2019
Lack of jobs in Jharkhand's Giridh leads to proliferation of illegal coal mines; for villagers, polls only mean more police raidsDeaths in mines in this coal belt have been a particularly harsh reality of life. And illegal mining has been reported in Jharkhand at least since 2004.
Apr 19, 2019
Alirajpur is the Black Hole of Indian DemocracyIndia’s poorest district, Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh, is a place where nothing shines in the gloom of all-pervasive deprivation
Apr 05, 2019
Fractured Land, Fissured BallotFarmers, whose votes aren’t driven by rural distress alone, remain divided by caste and class and have failed to turn their concerns into drivers of political behaviour
Apr 02, 2019
Congress election manifesto: Several poll promises will meet implementation hurdles; strict follow-up action key to success of schemesThe manifesto also talks about more public sector bank mergers which will depend a lot on how the Bank of Baroda-Dena-Vijaya Bank alliance works out as there will be several lessons to be learnt.