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Webinar video: Navigating Covid-19 impact on agriculture supply chains

In October 2020, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) organised a webinar on ‘Navigating the Impact of Covid-19 on the Agricultu...

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Agricultural worker exits and crop fires

While the process of moving workers from low- to high-productivity sectors is considered critical for economic development, its environmental impact remains largely unexplored. This article shows that...

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क्या मतदान का अधिकार राजनीतिक व्यवहार को प्रभावित करता है? भारत से ऐतिहासिक साक्ष्य

लोकतंत्र को लंबे समय से बेहतर आर्थिक विकास परिणामों के लिए जाना जाता है। हालांकि यह स्पष्ट नहीं है कि नागरिकों को मतदान का अधिकार देना, राजनीतिक भागीदारी या प्रतियोगिता को प्रभावी बनाए रखने को सुनिश्च...

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Farm laws: Reform needed but not at expense of small farmers

Commenting on the controversial farm laws, Kaushik Basu and Nirvikar Singh contend that the government should withdraw these laws, return to the drafting table, engage with farmers and states, and inc...

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Reducing the flow of plastic to oceans in India

Growing consumer demands are causing the generation of colossal amounts of plastic waste, and the poor state of waste management implies that large proportions of this litter is making its way into th...

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भारत में मानसिक स्वास्थ्य असमानताएँ

सामाजिक समूहों के बीच शारीरिक स्वास्थ्य असमानताओं को लेकर अब तक काफी शोध किया जा चुका है, लेकिन इसमें मानसिक स्वास्थ्य का पहलू अब तक अनदेखा है। 2007-2008 में छह भारतीय राज्यों में डब्ल्यूएचओ द्वारा कि...

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Farm laws: Resolving the deadlock

In a recent Indian Express article, Bharat Ramaswami has proposed some rather provocative suggestions on how the present crisis triggered by the farmers’ protests can be resolved. In this post, Ramasw...

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Combating corruption and illicit outflows: A welfare-oriented approach

A discussion of the association between corruption in economies and leakage through illicit outward flows – with important implications for welfare – is missing in the literature. Based on a theoretic...

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मानसिक स्वास्थ्य को मापने के लिए फोन सर्वेक्षण का इस्तेमाल

कोविड-19 के कारण सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्य एवं मानवीय संकटों ने खराब मानसिक स्वास्थ्य के मुद्दे को उजागर किया है। शारीरिक स्वास्थ्य की तरह मानसिक स्वास्थ्य भी काम और जीवन की गुणवत्ता को प्रभावित कर सकता है,...

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Welfare through workfare? Lessons from the early days of MNREGA

Workfare programmes are an old tool to provide necessary income support to the poorest in times of recessions, droughts, and now pandemics. Yet, these are often questioned for their effectiveness. As ...

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Land disputes in ‘Santhal Parganas’: Issues and solutions

Four of the six districts in Santhal Parganas division of Jharkhand have been classified as ‘aspirational districts’ by NITI Aayog. In this note, Karn Satyarthi describes the unique manner in which la...

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Covid-19 crisis: Response should not undermine institutions

The unprecedented economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in calls for drastic actions on part of the government and RBI. In this post, Sengupta and Vardhan content that these ...

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