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Budget 2022-23: The elephants and the ostrich

Analysing India’s 2022-23 Union Budget, Neeraj Hatekar contends that MNREGA, the rural job guarantee programme that has not received additional funding vis-à-vis 2021-22 budget estimates, should be le...

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इनडोर पाइप से पेय जल की आपूर्ति से किसे लाभ होता है? लैंगिक आधार पर विश्लेषण

भारत में, घरों में इनडोर पाइप से पेय जल (आईपीडीडब्ल्यू) की आपूर्ति बहुत सीमित है, और महिलाओं पर इसका प्रतिकूल प्रभाव पड़ता है क्योंकि उन्हें बाहर से पानी लाने का बोझ उठाना पड़ता है। यह लेख 2005-2012 के...

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Reimagining Indian federalism in the climate crisis

Climate change is an increasingly urgent problem for India, as for all countries. In this post, Pillai et al. contend that addressing the issue requires reimagining Indian federalism, as the Indian Co...

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Budget 2022-23: Capital gains tax, and asset-price stability

Although there is a need to ensure asset-price stability, the 2022-23 Budget has left the capital gains tax on equity investment unchanged. In this post, Gurbachan Singh examines the idea of a tax as ...

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बिहार में शराबबंदी: विवेकपूर्ण नीति या व्यर्थ प्रयास?

बिहार में 1 अप्रैल 2016 से शराबबंदी लागू करने का मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार का निर्णय इस तर्क पर आधारित है कि शराब का सेवन महिलाओं के प्रति हिंसा का प्राथमिक कारण है। इस लेख के जरिये कुमार और प्रकाश तर्क...

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Mind the tone: Text analysis of Monetary Policy Committee statements

Government of India appoints three external members on the six-member Monetary Policy Committee, and the statements of all MPC members are released after every committee meeting. Based on data from 30...

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Improving public service delivery by fixing payment systems

Fixing how funds flow through the government systems grabs far fewer headlines than malnutrition, problems in the education sector, or crumbling infrastructure. In this post, Charity Troyer Moore cont...

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आर्थिक विकास, पोषण जाल, और चयापचय संबंधी रोग

हाल ही में प्रलेखित किये गए दो तथ्य इस परंपरागत धारणा के विपरीत चलते हैं कि आर्थिक विकास बेहतर स्वास्थ्य की ओर ले जाता है: विकासशील देशों में आय और पोषण की स्थिति के बीच एक स्पष्ट लिंक का अभाव; और आर्...

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Covid-19 and long-term poverty: Evidence from rural Rajasthan

Based on preliminary calculations, it is being reported that 77-220 million have fallen into poverty in India on account of Covid-19, with the poor now accounting for 60% of urban, and 70% of rural re...

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Gender difference in mathematics learning in rural India

A growing body of evidence in developed countries has indicated that female disadvantage prevails and persists in mathematics learning outcomes, with the likely causes being social factors, cultural n...

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India’s new National Water Policy: A paradigm shift

In 2019, the Ministry of Jal Shakti set up a committee of independent experts – led by Dr Mihir Shah – to draft a new National Water Policy. To examine the recommendations made by the Committee, Ashwi...

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