Social Sector-2017

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Union Budget 2017: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan gets good funds but what about water?
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Union Budget 2017: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan gets good funds but what about water?

There was an expectation that the government would acknowledge the importance of drinking water and make higher allocations for NRDWP in the recent 2017 Budget

Arun Jaitley likely to scrap PDS sugar subsidy in budget, save Rs 4,500 crore
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Arun Jaitley likely to scrap PDS sugar subsidy in budget, save Rs 4,500 crore

At present, the scheme has a target of 40 crore beneficiaries of below the poverty line (BPL) families.

Budget 2017 offers chance for Narendra Modi government to revamp schooling in India
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Budget 2017 offers chance for Narendra Modi government to revamp schooling in India

The 2017-18 budget is an opportunity for the government to concentrate on improving school education for over 260.5 million children who enrolled in elementary and secondary school in 2015-16–children who will form the core of India’s working-age population, one billion by 2030, the largest in the world.

Universal basic income in Budget? The proposal shouldn't be disruptive like demonetisation
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Universal basic income in Budget? The proposal shouldn't be disruptive like demonetisation

In a year when the pressure will be high on the government to meet its fiscal deficit targets while reviving the economy post-demonetisation, the budget cannot afford to incorporate a radical move like UBI

Budget may levy new cess to provide social security to coolies
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Budget may levy new cess to provide social security to coolies

"The proposal makes a lot sense because 10 paisa cess per ticket will not burn of a hole into travellers' pockets. Besides it would help railways to mop up funds to provide social security to coolies," said the source.

Budget agenda: To tackle higher education mess, increase allocation to sector
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Budget agenda: To tackle higher education mess, increase allocation to sector

A five-point agenda to transform India into a knowledge economy

Narendra Modi's social security system for poor is a good idea if corruption pitfalls are avoided
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Narendra Modi's social security system for poor is a good idea if corruption pitfalls are avoided

In a country where 90 percent of the workforce are in the unorganised sector, a social security system which the Narendra Modi government is likely to announce in the Union Budget 2017 could be the next logical step, provided the pitfalls are avoided.

Government evaluating pros and cons of income transfer scheme, says report
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Government evaluating pros and cons of income transfer scheme, says report

The debate is whether it should be a universal basic income or a targetted transfer of funds for the economically weaker sections

Demonetisation: With polls round the corner, Budget may have a few sops for devastated weavers
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Demonetisation: With polls round the corner, Budget may have a few sops for devastated weavers

With elections being announced in UP and the North East, the weaver community suddenly becomes a critical focal group

Asaduddin Owaisi's model of a Muslim budget isn’t a bad idea; but why only Muslims?
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Asaduddin Owaisi's model of a Muslim budget isn’t a bad idea; but why only Muslims?

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s president, Asaduddin Owaisi, has an interesting proposition on how to overhaul the current budget structure

Modi's New Year speech: Most critiques failed the reasoning test
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Modi's New Year speech: Most critiques failed the reasoning test

Close to the 50-day deadline that Modi had promised — we had been informed by an endless stream of reports in media that disgruntlement against 'notebandi' among the public is now reaching a crescendo — the anecdotal experience sat at odds with the reportage.

Modi announces incentives in New Year speech: 15 points
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Modi announces incentives in New Year speech: 15 points

The incentives come ahead of the government's annnual budget, expected some time in February, and before key a election in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in early 2017

Modi's 'budget-like' speech made people anxious but failed to give clarity on key issues
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Modi's 'budget-like' speech made people anxious but failed to give clarity on key issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi elbowed his way into this vital annual celebration time of every Indian to address the nation.

Demonetisation: Ahead of Union Budget, BJP plans to firefight with welfare sops for poor
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Demonetisation: Ahead of Union Budget, BJP plans to firefight with welfare sops for poor

All eyes are on the forthcoming Union Budget, especially after the recently-concluded Winter Session was totally a wasted affair and ruling BJP is gearing up for it.