Niti Aayog’s new strategy: A call for growth or acceptance of failure
Celebrating India's 75th year of Independence is a matter of pride, but achieving a "New India" needs more than a textual articulation
नदियों के रास्ते जहाज, नदियों पर एक और हमला
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने सोमवार को वाराणसी-हल्दिया वाटर हाइवे का उद्घाटन किया। यह परियोजना पहले से मरणासन्न नदियों की हालत बदतर ही करेगी
Statue of Unity or Statue of Tribal Injustice?
A night before the unveiling of Sardar Patel's statue, actvists, locals and journalists were detained by the police to prevent them from protesting
Can Ayushman Bharat reduce out-of-pocket expenditure?
In poor health part 3: Data shows that most health insurance schemes in India have not provided significant relief to beneficiaries
This is what Africa can learn from India's sanitation story
Despite the limitations of the Indian model of sanitation, Africa can draw inspiration from its many positive aspects
Indira, Manmohan, Modi: Why all see civil society with suspicion
The arrests of activists and rights campaigners is set to further dip the relationship between government and the civil society
Why political parties love schemes that benefit individual voters
Popular welfare schemes will be the focus of upcoming elections, but the unilateral focus to provide benefits to individual voter leads to less …
हंसी के पात्र भ्रष्टाचार विरोधी आंदोलन
लगातार दो शासन काल में जिस पैमाने पर जनता के पैसों की लूट हुई है, उसने भ्रष्टाचार विरोधी मुहिमों को असफल साबित कर दिया ...
Ganga's burden of pollutants from Kanpur to Varanasi
A visit to the tanneries in Kanpur and some of the sewage treatment plants and drains along the Ganga reveals the extent of pollution and the …
PM chooses to continue with UPA’s 2013 Land Acquisition Act
A much-elated Opposition said that the government had to give in to popular sentiment
Centre raises minimum support price for paddy by meagre Rs 50
Farmers across the country have already been left devastated by the unseasonal rains and forecast of 'deficit monsoon'
Why the budget must focus on rural India
India is staring at a rural economic crisis. If the budget does not spend on rural India, the nation’s growth will be badly impacted
States get bigger share from Central taxes, freedom to restructure programmes
For the first time, finance commission has recommended giving weightage to forest cover of states for devolving funds
Delhi demands foresight
Amid promises galore by the Aam Aadmi Party , it becomes necessary to examine how it will implement its demanding manifesto and how environmental …
Modi's growth agenda sneaks into Indian Science Congress
The theme of the conference, 'science and technology for human development', struck a chord with scientists. It will be interesting to see if …
What are smart cities?
Smart city may simply mean a place where a smart phone can run all the errands for you. But the Indian urban challenge is not as digital and way …
NDA’s environmental clearance record not significantly different from UPA’s: CSE analysis
Study says that while the Centre’s performance on environment has not been unsatisfactory, it has not done enough to reduce environmental …
नमामि गंगे की कटती धारा
केंद्र की उच्च प्राथमिकता वाली नमामि गंगे परियोजना की सफलता पर सवाल उठ रहे हैं। परियोजना के दो साल बाद इसका हासिल स्पष्ट नहीं ...
क्या आगे भारत आरसीईपी में शामिल नहीं होगा?
वाणिज्य मंत्री पीयूष गोयल ने बताया कि क्यों भारत आरसीईपी में शामिल नहीं हुआ और आगे क्या संभावनाएं हैं?
IIT Kharagpur to steer Saraswati 2.0 for reuse of treated water
The institution will steer three pilot projects to treat wastewater, make it re-usable and also explore its usage in compost or value …
India's ambitious plan to boost biofuel likely to fail without roadmap
In Chhattisgarh, which was supposed to emerge as a biofuel hub by 2014, the plan for establishing biodiesel industry never took off
Advocates of private healthcare seek 'public' support
The claims that Ayushman Bharat will be the one-stop solution for all the concerns of India’s low income population does not seem to be …
Swachh Survekshan 2018 misses the clean mark
Majority of the top 50 cities recognised as clean by the Swachh Survekshan-2018 dump waste in poorly managed landfills and dumpsites
Is the Modi government serious about climate change?
Unlikely since nobody knows where and how it has spent environmental cessess, such as the coal cess, meant to mitigate climate change
Will Modi keep his power promise?
The NDA government is more than 2,000 days behind schedule for providing electricity to all households in India