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#India – All in the Name of the Poor #UID #Aadhaar

  Vol – XLVIII No. 13, March 30, 2013 , Editorial Who will be the real beneficiaries of the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme? Why is there little or practically no information in the 2013-14 budget on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh… Continue Reading →

#India – summary of the National Food Security Bill, 2013

March 24, 2013  Jean Dreze 1. Preliminaries The Bill seeks “to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life… Continue Reading →

Amenities elude Sardar Sarovar evictees

ANNU ANAND, The Hindu Makeshift existence: Life at Anjanwada village. Photo: Annu Anand TOPICS  Periscope India Madhya Pradesh Displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project, hundreds living on the hills lining the Narmada banks are denied basic amenities A satisfied… Continue Reading →

#India -GM crops will sow food insecurity

KAVITA SRIVASTAVA, The Hindu Farmers destroying GM crops in Karnataka. GM crops are input-intensive and labour-displacing. — K. Bhagya Prakash   The recent affidavit filed by the Ministry of Agriculture in the Supreme Court arguing that if India does not… Continue Reading →

#India- A ‘Cost-Benefit’ Analysis of #UID #Aadhaar #mustread

  Vol – XLVIII No. 05, February 02, 2013 | Reetika Khera A cost-benefi t analysis by the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy of the benefits from Aadhaar integration with seven schemes throws up huge benefi ts that are based… Continue Reading →

IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Cash Transfers and UID: Essential Demands

      We support cash transfers such as old age pensions, widow pensions, maternity entitlements and scholarships. However, we oppose the government’s plan for accelerated mass conversion of welfare schemes to UID-driven cash transfers. This plan could cause havoc… Continue Reading →

Dalit women pledge to snatch their rights from oppressive social structures #empowerment

MOHAMMAD ALI NEW DELHI, December 5, 2012, The Hindu Sunita Devi couldn’t take her Class IX final exams because the date clashed with the day of her marriage. Nine years on, she has not only completed her BA, but also teaches… Continue Reading →

Notes from an illuminating journey #sundayreading

ANKITA AGGARWAL, The Hindu People at Gola block office in Ramgarh district listening to the yatris demand for universal old age pension  to Food campaign launched a series of yatras in north India last month. Ankita Aggarwal joined the Jharkhand… Continue Reading →

Laying a new #aadhaar, without a debate ? #UID

 Oci courtesy- The Hindu Pratap Bhanu Mehta Posted online: Thu Oct 25 2012, 02:13 hrs The paradigm shift in welfare needs as much public debate as corruptionIndia is at two critical inflection points. Its administrative practice was corrupt, secretive, hierarchical, arbitrary… Continue Reading →

1,200 tonnes of wheat rot in scarcity-hit Gujarat #Narendramodi #Indiashining

TNN | Aug 13, 2012, 04.35AM IST VADODARA: Wheat enough to feed more than 5,000 people for more than a year has been left to rot at the Vadodara railway station even as the current spell of monsoon showers hit the city. The foodgrain… Continue Reading →

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