Karnataka elections: do social welfare schemes ensure electoral victory?
In the last few years, several governments, which were relying on social welfare schemes for electoral win, were defeated. Ashok Gehlot’s …
Jharkhand’s MGNREGA sahayta kendras show the way
MGNREGA budget has declined in real terms over the years, despite claims of “highest ever” allocations
Despite being eligible, 1.7 million people in Jharkhand do not get pension
Public hearing in Ranchi exposed how Aadhaar is a major hurdle for half of the eligible pensioners in availing benefits
Govt's share of spending on nutrition, public health reduces in the last four years
Even the outstanding liabilities of states have been growing at double digits
Odisha food commission stresses on FRA to beat hunger
Panel chief writes to all collectors to implement Forest Rights Act properly
Making the rich pay more to care for the poor is common sense
The growing gap between the rich and the poor is a result of how governments form policy
Is Jharkhand's ambitious Aadhaar linkage derailing MGNREGA?
For four years, Jharkhand has been experimenting with Aadhaar-MGNREGA link with missionary zeal. Its experience holds lessons for all the states …
Left without a vote
Uttar Pradesh government's repeated attempts to bring villages under industrial authorities are against the spirit of the Constitution
Funds for social welfare cut drastically in revised budget estimates
Ministers write protest letters to prime minister and finance minister, saying it would greatly impact ongoing schemes
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
Aadhaar not essential for availing public services, LPG subsidy: SC
Centre's claim that unique identity card is voluntary is belied by action to link several benefits and services with Aadhar, says Supreme Court
Bihar slashes spending on education and social welfare
Coal-based power receives a major boost in the state budget presented on March 12
Poverty line delinked from food and other entitlements given to the poor
Government to wait for results of socio-economic caste census to decide parameters on who should be covered under social welfare programmes
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
Breastfeeding week kicks off amid concerns over unlawful tactics by baby food companies
Health activists call for effective implementation of regulations that ban promotion of baby foods and feeding bottles for infants
Production and sale of baby food to be monitored
Non-profits and two autonomous state agencies authorised to lodge complaints regarding violations. Will that be enough to bring violators to book?