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Poverty and inequality

KEY TRENDS   • Oxfam India's 2023 India Supplement report on poverty and inequality in India reveals that the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. Following the pandemic in 2019, the bottom 50 per cent of the population have continued to see their wealth chipped away. By 2020, their income share was estimated to have fallen to only 13 per cent of the national income and have less than 3...

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Obituary: P.V. Satheesh, the Communicator and Idealist who Helped Marginalized Communities Find their Voice

P.V. Satheesh, founder and Executive Director of the Deccan Development Society passed away on 19 March, 2023. Periyapatna Venkatasubbaiah Satheesh – P.V. Satheesh to friends – was born in Mysore in 1945. He studied mass communication and television production at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and the Film and Television Institute of India. He joined Doordarshan as a senior producer and worked on programming related to rural development and...

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Budget Briefs: FY 2022-23 PM Awas allocation doubled, 77% houses completed - Neeha Susan Jacob, Anwesha Mallick, Avani Kapur

Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research In Financial Year (FY) 2022-23, Government of India (GoI) allocated Rs 20,000 crore Budget Estimates (BEs) for the PM Awaas Yojana - Gramin, slightly lesser than the previous year’s Revised Estimates (REs). With an additional amount of Rs. 28,422 crore allocated as supplementary budget in December 2022, revised allocations stand at Rs 48,422 crore. This is more than double the previous year’s REs. In the first...

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What data told us about India in 2022 - Akshi Chawla

DeCEDA/Qrius 2022 was a milestone year for India. India walked into 2022 with an infectious wave of Covid-19 impacting lakhs of people, the wave receded a few weeks into the year. As hopes for a post-pandemic recovery surged, war in Ukraine brought in new challenges for the economy. With supply chains disrupted, global sanctions imposed on Russia, prices of fuel and food shot up. Inflation, already on a high from pent-up...

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