Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Perspectives of the Indian Rural Economy

The rural sector persistently categorised as a highly in-formalised segment contributes to more than 60 % of the total workforce to the Indian economy....

Letter from India: How Poop is Becoming Big Business for Small...

I was in Mumbai, making a long commute across town after a week full of events and conferences. When we arrived in South Bombay,...

Fault lines in the Great Indian Poverty debate

There has been a long standing debate known as the “Great Indian Poverty” that argues the current methods and estimations used for defining poverty...

Apathy by Rationing Ration Cards

As expected, there is long queue of person outside taluk supply offices for commissions and omissions in the new batch of ration cards getting...

The Wasting Enigma of Indian states

India is the home to half of the world’s wasted children. Since the last few years there has been a growing attention towards this...

Revamping MGNREGA: a possibility?

A closer analysis of the Draft New Education Policy and the MGNREGA brings tells us that by applying a combined approach of “Employment” and...

Managing India’s urbanisation

As per census 2011, 377 million Indians comprising 31.14 per cent of total population are living in urban areas. As per UN Habitat's World...

China and India’s race to dam the Brahmaputra river puts the...

The mighty Himalayas act as the water tower of the South and Southeast Asian region. More than ten major rivers originate from the Tibetan...

MGNREGA worker as a significant part of the Demographic Dividend

While we read about completion of 10 years to the MGNREGA, we also read about the highest allocation to the scheme in the current...

India’s recurring water disputes: Needed less politics, more macro vision

The inter-state water disputes in India are now becoming a matter of concern. The present dispute between states in southern India on sharing of...