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
Odisha food commission stresses on FRA to beat hunger
Panel chief writes to all collectors to implement Forest Rights Act properly
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
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
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