The writer is a visiting research scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Expansion and universalisation of the PDS, pensions, cash grants and employment guarantee schemes in both urban and rural areas are essential to tide through these difficult times.
In the last decade, on a range of social development indicators, Bangladesh has fared better than India. Even on the cricket pitch, Bangladesh beat India at the junior world cup. So why would Bangladeshis en masse want to leave their cherished homeland?
Many BJP-ruled states deny children a food choice that could address malnutrition
Linking of Aadhaar to a growing number of government entitlements is misguided
Last September, the National Food Security Act finally guaranteed two of every three Indians subsidised foodgrains. In fact it is the prolonged delay in its implementation that has led to ‘man-made starvation’, in the wake of the recent drought. But with temperatures soaring above 40 degree Celsius nationwide – there is a slight glimmer of […]