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Thursday, March 04, 2021

Swati Narayan

The writer is a visiting research scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Large sections of poor are unlikely to benefit from extension of food grains scheme
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

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.

With better development indicators, spectre of a Bangladeshi cross-over to India is ill-founded
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

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?

Beating back the food police
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

Many BJP-ruled states deny children a food choice that could address malnutrition

What’s in a unique number?
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Linking of Aadhaar to a growing number of government entitlements is misguided

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Soup kitchens are a silver lining for urban poor
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

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 […]