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Budget and politics in pandemic times

Applying a political economy lens to the recently announced Budget 2022-23, Yamini Aiyar contends that the emphasis on capital expenditure over welfare in the two Budgets announced during the pandemic...

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Budget 2022-23: Hits and misses

Outlining the hits and misses of the Budget 2022-23, Rajeswari Sengupta contends that the capital expenditure push by the government seems to be a step in the right direction, while the rationale behi...

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ग्रामीण भारत में गणित सीखने में लैंगिक अंतर

विकसित देशों में साक्ष्य के बढ़ते दायरे यह संकेत देते हैं कि गणित सीखने संबंधी परिणामों में महिलाओं के लिए प्रतिकूल स्थिति बनी रहती है और इसके संभावित कारण सामाजिक कारक, सांस्कृतिक मानदंड, शिक्षक पूर्...

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Budget 2022-23: Is public investment-led growth strategy desirable and credible?

The 2022-23 Budget has reiterated the government's commitment to boosting economic growth by seeking to increase public investment as a ratio of gross domestic product. In this context, R Nagaraj exam...

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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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I4I is looking to hire a Managing Editor. The I4I Managing Editor reports to the Editor-in-Chief who has the ultimate responsibility of screening content, launching new initiatives, soliciting contrib...

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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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