Understanding India’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (2018) status.

March 12, 2019

What is Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)? The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), replaced the erstwhile Human Poverty Index as a measure of deprivation in 2010.  MPI is a more holistic approach to measure deprivation than HPI since the latter focused more on the income-related aspect. MPI […]

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food

India and the GHI

March 12, 2019

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranks countries on the basis of four key parameters: child mortality, child wasting, child stunting and undernourishment. In 2018, out of 119 countries, India was ranked at the 103rd position; according to the sources, India has a ‘serious’ hunger problem- lagging behind countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and even North Korea.

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Indian Farmer

PM KISAN SAMMAN NIDHI SCHEME: A PROGRESSIVE STEP OR AN INSULT TO THE FARMERS

March 12, 2019

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme is an initiative of the Government of India introduced in the interim budget of 2019 in which 120 million small and marginal farmers who have less than 2 hectares of landholding will get up to Rs 6000 per year as minimum income support.

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Antyodaya SARAL: How Haryana revamped public services delivery

March 8, 2019

How Samagra Governance Consuting implemented one of the largest citizen service delivery transformation program Antyodaya SARAL in the country. This is a citizen service delivery transformation program where more 500 schemes and services of 37 departments of Government of Haryana, have been brought on a single platform.

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“Polliwood”-The New Battleground for Politics in India

February 24, 2019

While the Indian Film Industry has begun blowing the political propaganda technically out of proportion, it’s not something new at all. The first such attempt of making Bollywood a political battleground dates back to 1975 and 1977, when “Kissa Kursi Ka” (Story of the chair) and “Aandhi” (Storm) were made.

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Sale Tags

Rationality, Consumer Behaviour and Business Models

February 22, 2019

Behavioural Economics, in fact, dictates that we might not be as rational as we think we are. There are a lot of factors that influence our behavior and traditional economic theory does not always suffice for the explanations.

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Rural Electrification

THE UNENDING MYTH – The two areas of development the Nation is getting all wrong for decades

February 17, 2019

As the Incumbent Government approaches towards the end of its one full term, here are the two deep cracks they should look out for and ensure healing at the earliest. The first plunge we take on is to show how wrong our Nation has been since decades with the sentiments of the masses regarding Electricity. […]

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Polymer

A note on the key factors affecting polymer prices

February 15, 2019

Polymers play a pivotal role in this modern world with its varied range of products improving the quality of life with its sophisticated functions. The unique and valuable properties of polymers have their origins in the molecular composition of their long chains and in the processing that is performed in producing products. Polymers are primarily […]

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Dry Land

Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project – Journey So Far

February 15, 2019

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken up Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project (APDMP) to find a longer-term solution to manage droughts and mitigate distress arising out of it. The project has been started with the goal to improve the incomes and strengthen the drought resilience of 165,000 farm households with an estimated project cost […]

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Education in India

Higher Education: A Victim of Public Apathy

February 14, 2019

The Delhi University Teacher’s Association (DUTA) has called for a People’s March on 19th Feb. 2019 along with other organizations comprising of students and teachers from other parts of the country to challenge “government assault on higher education”. So what kind of ‘assault’ on higher education is our society facing? In 2012-13, education expenditure was […]

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