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
Freebie critics should look at welfare schemes’ transformative abilities to change lives
A large number of people can reap benefits of such schemes if the delivery system is improved and gaps in implementation are plugged
Rs 79 crore transferred to ineligible beneficiaries under NSAP, finds CAG
This led to several eligible beneficiaries being left out of the scheme
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 …
Government welfare schemes slashed by half in 3 years
Women safety schemes, biodiversity, agricultural sector bear the brunt
Left without a vote
Uttar Pradesh government's repeated attempts to bring villages under industrial authorities are against the spirit of the Constitution
In Karnataka, politics has led to the effective ‘invisiblisation’ of farmers
All political parties in Karnataka continue to represent the interests of the feudal class, including those of the large farmers who constitute a …
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