PM Matruvtva Vandana Yojna: Full benefit for mere 14% pregnant women
Current scheme goes against National Food Security Act, activists allege; seek Rs 6,000 minimum benefit
Nutrition and affirmative action: The twain shall meet
A lot could be done for making ICDS responsive and impactful for the Dalit children. However, there are multiple design and operational flaws
People oppose the rush for cash
Say linking cash transfers with Aadhaar will cause problems
Implement Food Security Act properly, demand activists protesting hunger deaths
They claim that most of the 45 people, who died of hunger in the country in the past one year, were denied food on failing Aadhaar identification
Rs 2 lakh crore: This is what government owes the Food Corporation of India
Without the fund, FCI is borrowing money with a high interest rate; government might not be able to procure foodgrains as expected impacting …
Uttarakhand denied additional food grains under food security Act
NDA-ruled Centre tells Uttarakhand to computerise Public Distribution System first; Congress-ruled state cries foul
Uttarakhand to introduce its own food security scheme
Move follows Centre's refusal to allocate additional foodgrains to the state to implement food security Act
Will the budget create a bang?
The 2015-16 Union budget will declare Modi government's development agenda
What did the UPA in?
The Congress alliance risked running a welfare programme-oriented government while at the same time giving a consumerist direction to the economy
Funding for the National Health Mission has been reduced by 20 per cent; spending on public health will also be reduced by 8 per cent
Last mile smile
Communities are coming together in Jharkhand to create vigilance mechanisms to enforce food entitlement programmes
Model in a fix
Chhattisgarh's much appreciated public distribution scheme is falling apart due to corruption and mismanagement
Socio Economic and Caste Census could leave rightful claimants out of BPL list
Activists point out several drawbacks in the inclusion and deprivation criteria
Include millets in PDS for food and nutritional security, demand scientists
Area under cultivation of millets is declining in spite of national Food Security Mission
Do welfare schemes catch votes?
Governments in power in the four major states that went to polls were running similar schemes, but not all registered a win
WTO 9th ministerial: victory or compromise deal for India?
Civil society groups say India wilted under pressure from the US and agreed to accept conditions that were not part of G-33 proposal