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From plate to plough: Development with cow -Ashok Gulati & Smriti Verma

this can be achieved by putting the cow (dairy) in the lead role; this will assure incomes to farmers and provide employment to 70 per cent or more of the female workforce. It can also cut down rural Poverty very fast. So, we are looking at “development with the cow” — and not “cow over development”. UP’s dairy sector requires more milk processing units, immediately. The state’s new chief minister should in

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India slips in human development index

ment: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and access to a decent standard of living. Public health spending The report says 1.5 million people worldwide still live in multidimensional Poverty, 54% of them concentrated in South Asia. While Poverty fell significantly from 1990 to 2015, inequalities sharpened in the region. South Asia also had the highest levels of malnutrition in the world,

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Laggard in human index

countries worldwide on human development and has cited figures suggesting that about half of India's people face deprivation in education, health and living standards. Inequality, multidimensional Poverty and gender gaps appear to be factors holding back India's progress on the human development index (HDI), a measure linked to progress towards a long, healthy life, access to knowledge, and decent standard of living. The UN's Human Development R

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Why India Needs MNREGA: Evidence From Gujarat -Udayan Rathore

a critical and unique intervention. MNREGA is a social safety net that guarantees 100 days of employment to every rural household in a financial year. Given scarce resources and mis-targeting of anti-Poverty programmes across the developing world, MNREGA is distinct as participants self-select themselves into the programme, work towards rural asset creation and supplement their income, especially in lean agricultural seasons. Emerging evidence sugg

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India ranks 131 on Human Development Index, Norway No.1 -Elizabeth Roche

ation size are Bangladesh and Pakistan, which are ranked 139 and 147, respectively. Other findings of the report are that almost 1.5 billion people in developing countries live in multidimensional Poverty. Of this 54% or 800 million people are in South Asia while 34% are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Please click here to read more.

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Framing the right prescription for health expenditure -Saachi Bhalla & Nachiket Mor

Pooling of expenditure First is the pooling of health expenditure: India has among the lowest pooled expenditure for health care; between 2004-2014, approximately 4-7% of households fell below the Poverty line as a result of high out-of-pocket expense. Pre-payment and pooling of resources are critical to ensure financial protection against catastrophic health shocks. The extent of pooling is determined by the government’s tax allocation to he

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MNREGA Is Not Making India's Workforce Less Skilled - Here's Why -Naman Garg and Aarushi Kalra MNREGA acts as a safety net not only against extreme Poverty but also against the exploitation of workers. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MMNREGA) and its impact on the various aspects of the economy continues to be an active area of research. A piece by Sumit Agarwal, Shashwat Alok, Yakshup Chopra and Prasanna L. Tantri titled “Is MGMNREGA destroying factory jobs? Disquieting data shows it discou

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Aadhaar is now must for free LPG connection under PMUY scheme

eby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication,” said a gazette notification issued by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Those below Poverty line (BPL) women looking to avail free LPG connection but do not have the Aadhaar number, have been asked to apply for it by May 31. Once enrolled for Aadhaar, the beneficiary can apply for free LPG connection by providing the enrolment ID slip

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Making a meal

day Meal is a scheme for all children between the age of four and 12 who attend government schools and its challenges are different from DBT schemes like delivering subsidised LPG to people below the Poverty line, or even the PDS. There are times when hygiene plays the devil, at other times food adulteration. At times, it is difficult to deliver nutritious food to remote areas. Even if the food ingredients make it to these areas, kitchens to cook them

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Getting the basics wrong -Madhura Swaminathan

troducing a universal basic income in India, and has devoted an entire chapter to this new idea. A universal and unconditional income transfer to all citizens in order to address the twin problems of Poverty and unemployment is undoubtedly a proposal that merits serious consideration. The Economic Survey, however, gets it all wrong. It gets it wrong in terms of the alternative welfare measures available to a government, in terms of the purpose of such

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