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Crop insurance scheme 2.0: Implementation issues and weaknesses

Launched in 2016 and revamped earlier this year, the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is Government of India’s flagship crop insurance scheme. However, it has been riddled with implementation challe...

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ड्यूएट: कुछ व्यावहारिक चिंताएं

शहरी रोजगार कार्यक्रम के लिए ज्यां द्रेज़ के ड्यूएट प्रस्ताव पर अपना दृष्टिकोण प्रदान करते हुए अश्विनी कुलकर्णी इसकी कार्यान्वयन प्रक्रिया के बारे में प्रासंगिक सवाल उठाती हैं। वे शहरी परियोजनाओं को पू...

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DUET: Some practical concerns

Providing her perspective on Jean Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, Ashwini Kulkarni raises pertinent questions about the implementation process. She outlines the role of ‘labour...

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उषारमुक्ति परियोजना: नदियों को पुनर्जीवित करने के लिए संस्थानों का संगम

पश्चिम बंगाल सरकार की एक परियोजना ‘उषारमुक्ति’ को राज्य के पश्चिमी हिस्से में नागरिक समाज संगठनों के सहयोग से क्रियान्वित किया जा रहा है, ताकि मिट्टी और पानी के संरक्षण के लिए मनरेगा के तहत जल विभाजक ...

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Usharmukti project: A confluence of institutions for rejuvenating rivers

Usharmukti, a project of the Government of West Bengal, is being carried out in collaboration with civil society organisations in the western part of the state, to carry out watershed activities under...

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‘न्याय’ विचार-गोष्ठी: बहुआयामी गरीबी से निपटने का साधन

प्रगति अभियान की निदेशक अश्विनी कुलकर्णी इस विचार को सामने रखती हैं कि न्याय जैसे बिना शर्त आय अंतरण कार्यक्रम से बहुआयामी गरीबी की समस्या हल करने और गरीबों के सबसे असुरक्षित हिस्से को जिंदा रहने से आ...

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NYAY e-symposium: Tool for addressing multidimensional poverty

Ashwini Kulkarni (Director, Pragati Abhiyan) puts forth the view that an unconditional income transfer programme like NYAY can help address multidimensional poverty and enable the most vulnerable amon...

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The state of the economy and mass perception

In this article, Ashwini Kulkarni of NGO Pragati Abhiyan contends that the media should tap into the knowledge of practitioners that are familiar with the ground realities of social sector schemes –...

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Four key administrative reforms to strengthen MNREGA

In this article, Ashwini Kulkarni of NGO Pragati Abhiyan, discusses four key administrative reforms that can strengthen the implementation of MNREGA, and enable the programme to fulfill its objectives...

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How a corruption scam brought MNREGA to a standstill in Nanded

Nanded district in Maharashtra demonstrated exemplary performance in MNREGA until 2012-13, when the exposure of a corruption scam brought the programme to a virtual standstill. In this note, researche...

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Assessing the quality and usefulness of MNREGA assets in Maharashtra

Questions have been raised regarding the quality and usefulness of assets created under MNREGA. To examine the validity of the scepticism, this column reports results from a study of MNREGA assets in...

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Is the proposed restructuring of MNREGA desirable?

The rural development ministry plans to restrict MNREGA to the 200 most backward districts, and reduce the wage component of the total expenditure of the programme. In this article, Ashwini Kulkarni ...

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