Author: swaniti

How AP’s pivotal Rythu Bharosa scheme can benefit tenant farmers

AP has 35.7% tenant farmers, the second-highest in the country, and 65-80% of farming in the paddy dominant belts of the coastal districts is done by tenant farmers.

Tackling the economic challenges before Modi government 2.0

As a new government is voted back in power, there begins a transient shift in the Indian economy, growing in size, scale and inclusiveness for the next five years. In a time like it is imperative that the new government focuses its attention on some major themes with continued effort to strengthen the solutions at […]

Modi Govt’s 1000-day plan: Three sectors the government should focus on

After winning a huge victory in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the NDA government is set to take the reins to govern India once again. Reports say that prime minister Modi, whose second term has been dubbed Modi 2.0, has already begun working on a 1000-day plan aimed at rolling out social welfare schemes […]

People who build our cities: The plight of construction workers in India

As per the government of India, the construction sector contributes to 9% of the GDP and employs 44 million workers, becoming the second largest employer in India in 2017. We also aim at making our construction market the third largest globally by 2025. Surprisingly, while it aims for greatness, the sector is also one where […]

Here’s why it’s important that India starts caring about data

Imagine you’ve to head out to an important appointment and you need to reach on time. You check Google Maps and it gives you an estimate of a hour to where you want to reach. Knowing that you estimated an hour and a half, the ride isn’t one riddled with anxiety. This is perhaps one […]

Shifting the battle to central India: Analyzing the NYAY scheme

Almost everyone in India is currently talking about NYAY. Playing on a hindi synonym for ‘justice’ the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) scheme has evoked mixed responses from people and political parties across the aisle. From being cautiously optimistic to openly hostile, NYAY has undoubtedly gotten a reaction.  The flagship scheme announced by Congress in April […]

Mountain Air and Numbers

Nestled safely some 7000 feet above sea level in the Pindar valley, is the pristine village of Khati. One legend has it that the residents of Khati are the direct descendants of those who had sheltered the keepers of good governance in Mahabharat, the Pandavas, during their exile. The Pandavas might have reached Khati a […]

The Water Struggle in Kalika!

Image above is of Kalika’s social map ‘What has anyone done till date? What will you do now? All that you do is ask us each year and then leave us to our fate’, cried the 65 year old Kumar as I sought his help during the Social Mapping Exercise in Kalika, the chosen Adarsh […]

Kahatul, The Dream!

Strolling through the newly built toilets of the primary school in Kahatul, I entered the ATM of the village and felt content that I did a decent job. The immaculately clean village was testimony to all the hard work Swaniti had put in over the last one year to ensure Kahatul is called an Adarsh […]

How connected is rural India?

The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was launched in December 2000 by the central government to improve national infrastructure. Specifically the government wanted to provide all-weather roads to habitations across the country. In the last 15 years the government has spent over 1,37,000 crores to construct almost 4,24,000kmroads through Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. On […]