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NITI Aayog’s PPP model for district hospitals pushes for privatisation of health sector
The move is in line with the Centre's agenda to push government health sector towards privatisation on the grounds that public health …
Bangladesh's GM gamble
Anil Chandra Mahanta, one of the first 20 farmers to cultivate genetically modified brinjal in South Asia, does not understand the new technology.…
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority's efforts to reign in the private healthcare sector have been scuttled once again. Who is to be blamed?
Why is private healthcare opposing the Clinical Establishments Act?
Enforcing the act is troublesome as health is a state subject and states are succumbing to the pressure of the private healthcare sector, driven …
88% land conflicts in South Asia remain unsolved; 47% result in violence
Environmental damage was also a common problem, accounting for 29 per cent of cases
A continental crisis, and a few green shoots
African countries are fighting an addiction: import of food items, which happens at the cost of domestic farmers. Despite the unprecedented …
Government hospitals on sale!
India is eagerly handing over its public health facilities in towns and villages to private players. Is this the end of public healthcare?
Start-ups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged
Africa's energy potential remains under-exploited, the energy entrepreneur is well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented by …
Holes in the pipeline!
Water supply in urban areas is met partly by public systems and partly, by the private sector
Why the Budget should increase allocation towards health and family planning
Low spending by India in these two areas has caused growing inequality, insufficient access and poor quality of healthcare services
Paris Agreement and India’s climate change challenges
Environment Minister said that India would start preparing for Paris Agreement implementation from 2017, but the budget did not see a boost for …
37 African countries continue to face food deficits, finds report
Agricultural slowdown in the continent is directly affecting 70 per cent of its population, who depend on the sector for livelihood
Climate smart agriculture proposed at COP 22 raises concerns
Climate smart agriculture has not been defined, giving way for industrial agriculture to be promoted under its name
State turns its back on health sector
With state-run health care facilities proving ill-equipped to tackle the surge in dengue and chinkungunya patients, private medicos are …
Tuberculosis cases in India higher than estimated, finds research
The country’s private sector treats 2-3 times more people than previously counted
New Mineral Policy gets Cabinet approval
Citing limited exploration of mineral reserves, Modi government opens up reconnaissance permits to private companies
Stops, too many
While bus aggregation services are on the rise, the country is yet to prepare a legal framework for them
Pulses, neglected for long
Despite being a world leader in pulses production, India has been forced to import due to crop loss and seed deficit. The sharp rise in prices is …
Public–private partnerships can help achieve sustainable agricultural development goals
Public–private partnerships in agriculture have the potential to modernise the sector and provide numerous benefits to smallholder farmers
Green investment banks can unlock private finance for green infrastructure: Report
Centralised expertise in an independent institution can be an effective for drawing larger inflows of private capital
Urban shit: where does it all go?
India is staring at a big sanitation crisis and needs to reinvent its excreta disposal mechanism
Being 'backward' in India
Use public sector lands for Make in India-like businesses, suggests Economic Survey
It also recommends the use of public lands for start-ups and industrial clusters
Civil v political
Arguably, this is the hottest political summer for Delhi. Reason: friction between anti-corruption activists and the Union government over the …