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The slow climb to the trillion economy peak -Indira Hirway

ers and also senior government officers. However, this is surprising as the impact of economic growth on major development goals — examples being improvement in education, health and overall Human Development/human capital formation; expansion in productive employment for all and environmentally sustainable development, etc — depends on the nature and composition of growth. Share in wealth The economic growth experience in India i

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Land Reform and Development in J&K -Shinzani Jain Economist Jean Dreze attributes the better performance of the state in Human Development indicators to the extensive land reforms that were carried out by the National Conference government in the 1950s and contends that Article 370 made these reforms possible. The Government of India recently abrogated the special status enjoyed by the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. One of the

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Focussing on the critical years of a child's life -KR Antony

,000 days of a person’s life (The Lancet, 2007). Stretching the window of opportunity to six years is a mistake. This wrong understanding leads to misplaced priorities for a nation to boost its Human Development potential. Laying the foundation These 1,000 days are when rapid and dramatic changes take place in the brain and fundamental cognitive and interpersonal skills are developed. The centres for vision and hearing in the cerebrum deve

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Eggs in Mid-Day Meals, Anganwadis Will Ensure Nutrition -- and Gender Parity -Kanika Sharma

s, and often shared plates with children or other women which entailed an overall lesser intake of food. Similar findings have been reported in other survey research. The SARI survey and the India Human Development Survey found that between 40-60% of rural women reported that men eat food first in their households. The latest round of the National Family and Health Survey has found that nationally, men are more likely to consume milk, curd and frui

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Lifting 271 mn out of poverty in 10 yrs, India fastest, Jharkhand No. 1 area: UN -Shalini Nair

incidence and intensity of poverty. The global MPI tracks 101 countries on deprivations across ten indicators in health, education, and standard of living. Developed in 2010 by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), it looks beyond income poverty and tracks poverty in terms of the deprivation faced by people in their daily lives. The report stated: “Among selected countr

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How Effective Have NDA's SC/ST Budgets Been? An Analysis of the Last Five Years -N Paul Divakar, Adikanda Singh, Juno Varghese and Beena Pallical

sed their marginalisation. The caste system and practice of untouchability not only created an ecosystem of accepted inequality, but also played a vital role in pushing them to the bottom rung on the Human Development index. When we talk of SC/ST budgeting, therefore, it is important to understand the development gap and the sub-plans that were created to bridge this divide. According to the 2017 multidimensional poverty index report, the povert

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The many hues of inequality in India -T Haque & D Narasimha Reddy

n that consumption expenditure as a proxy for income would be a gross underestimation of income, especially of the higher income groups. The only other source of household income data is the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) available since 2005. Though IHDS data does not cover the entire country, the sample size is considered large enough to provide indicative measures of distribution of income. For the estimation of household wealth, the o

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The Unrealistic Optimism of Indians on Prospects of Upward Social Mobility -Ranjan Ray

ussing on income, which is an output, and not on the range of inputs that generate the income, we are in danger of overlooking the source of the problem. There was an early recognition of this in the Human Development Report (HDR), 1990 that introduced the measure, Human Development Index (HDI), used to rank countries. HDI downplayed the exclusive role played by income in per capita income based comparis

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See SDGs as a policy framework, not as a document -Amitabh Behar

ties, and does not need to look for enemies outside. The problems need to be dealt with on an urgent basis. It is imperative that the concept of development is well understood. For example, in our Human Development index, we have set aside environment. How can development be holistic without the environment? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer that complete framework. In 2015, the United Nations set 17 goals for countries to achieve b

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NYAY is an important first step toward social justice -Vani S Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha

life expectancy, and a lonely widow may be unable to overcome ostracisation and depression. We use a unique all-India panel survey of income distributions for 2005 and 2012, reported in the India Human Development Survey, 2015, to address the central question. Three per capita income categories are considered: (i)<20%, (ii) 21-50%, and (iii) above 50%, designated as poorest, moderately better-off and (relatively) affluent, respectively. All

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