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Planning the Family, Planning the Nation -Aprajita Sarcar

-TheIndiaForum.in Aprajita Sarcar is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi. She works on histories of reproductive technology, population control and their links to urbanisation in India. India’s family planning programme advertised the small middle-class family as a means to develop the nation....

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Over 1.5 lakh new cases for the third consecutive day

-The Hindu Maharashtra reports 51,751 infections, 258 casualties As of 11.55 p.m. on Monday, India reported 1,60,695 COVID-19 cases. As many as 864 deaths were also recorded on the day. The figures do not include cases and deaths from Ladakh U.T. and Manipur. The data is sourced from...

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Create a sustainable pathway for farmers -Baldev Singh Dhillon and Kamal Vatta

-The Tribune While attracting private capital investments in production, processing and marketing of high-value agriculture, the associated adverse socio-economic implications must be avoided. Last year, Parliament enacted the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020. It is supposed to empower farmers...

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A case for cash transfers -Saugato Datta

-The Hindu The revival of the NYAY scheme in Congress’s Kerala manifesto is a welcome step The Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) has become more relevant since it was first proposed two years back. By resurrecting it in its Kerala manifesto, the Congress has an opportunity to make...

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Why the Personal Data Protection Bill matters -Indradeep Ghosh and Srikara Prasad

-The Hindu The proposed regime under the Bill seeks to be different from the existing regime which does not adequately protect users’ data The pandemic has forced more people to participate in the digital economy. More people have taken to digital channels to fulfill a variety of...

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