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Posts by Sheetal Sekhri

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 ...

  • Perspectives

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 ...

  • लेख

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...

  • Articles

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 ...

  • Articles

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

Federal versus Regional Control: Implications for Groundwater Resource in India

Federal versus regional control over provision of resources can have different implications for long-run sustainability of natural resources. This project examines the trade-off between short-term gro...

  • IGC Research on India