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भारत में स्वच्छ पेयजल तक पहुंच और महिलाओं की सुरक्षा

सेखरी और हुसैन इस अध्ययन में, भूजल की कमी के कारण महिलाओं के प्रति होने वाली यौन हिंसा में वृद्धि के संदर्भ में अनुभवजन्य साक्ष्य का पता लगाने के लिए जिला स्तर के आंकड़ों का उपयोग करते हैं। वे तर्क दे...

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Access to clean drinking water and women’s safety in India

In this study, Sekhri and Hossain use district-level data to find empirical evidence that groundwater scarcity results in an increase in sexual violence against women. They argue that in households wi...

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संकट के दौरान फर्मों के राजनीतिक संबंधों की भूमिका

शोध कहता है कि आर्थिक संकट की स्थिति में किसी फर्म के लिए राजनीतिक संबंध मायने रखते हैं। इस लेख में, भारत में फर्मों के राजनीतिक कनेक्शन के बारे में एक अद्वितीय डेटा सेट के माध्यम से पाया गया कि दुर्ल...

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The role of political connections of firms during a crisis

Research has shown that political connections matter for a firm during times of economic crisis. This article refers to a unique data set of political connections of firms in India, and finds that fir...

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Harnessing technology to visualise Covid-19 risk across India

Policy discourse in India has steered towards opening the economy in a phased manner to combat the mounting economic distress caused by the lockdown. In this post, Puppala, Gupta, and Sekhri describe ...

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शौचालय तक पहुँच और महिलाओं की सार्वजनिक सुरक्षा

भारत सरकार ने 2 अक्टूबर, 2014 को स्वच्छ भारत मिशन का शुभारंभ किया था। इस कार्यक्रम का लक्ष्‍य ग्रामीण भारत में शौचालय युक्त घरों का अनुपात वर्ष 2019 तक 38.8% से बढ़ाकर 100% करने का था। महाजन और सेखरी ...

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Access to toilets and public safety of women

Launched on 2 October 2014, Swachh Bharat Mission aimed to increase the proportion of rural households with access to a toilet from 38.8% to 100% by 2019. In the run-up to Gandhi Jayanti and the 5th a...

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Impact of groundwater accessibility on performance of firms

While labour laws and capital have been identified as key constraints to industrial growth, there is scant evidence on whether accessibility of vital natural resources, such as groundwater, also influ...

  • IGC Research on India

The role of informal caste networks in public service delivery

Large public programmes designed at the national level are often undermined by corruption at the local level. This column proposes local level monitoring and enforcement through informal networks as ...

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Adoption of Water-Saving Infrastructure in Agriculture: The Case of Laser Levellers

Water tables are falling rapidly, in large part due to the fact that individuals do not bear the social marginal cost of the water they use; free water extraction is a property right attached to land ...

  • IGC Research on India

Role of Information Provision in Improving Public Service Delivery

Informal monitoring and enforcement can increase the efficiency of public service delivery. This project studies the Targeted Public Distribution System of India and finds that Scheduled Castes (SC) h...

  • IGC Research on India

Public versus Private College Education in Developing Countries: Economic ans Social Implications in India

Tertiary education has fuelled the economic growth in India in recent times. This has in turn generated excess demand for a highly educated and skilled workforce.

  • IGC Research on India