Data Insights

Many Welfare Targets, Only a Few Reached 

Date of Release: February  5th, 2015 Published in: Indian Express BHAGIDARI: The most famous of the Delhi government’s welfare initiatives was the Bhagidari scheme, which seeks to bridge the information and trust deficit between the government and citizens, and to...

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 Policy Insights

At the Mercy of Rain Gods

Date of Release: June 5th, 2015 Published in: The Pioneer The sub-normal monsoon forecast shows how much needs to be done to mitigate the effects of bad rains. This earth is higher than all the heavens”, said Swami Vivekananda. In a different context, this quote can...

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More Money Means More Responsibility

Date of Release: March 31st, 2015 Published in: The Pioneer To make the most of their new financial freedom, State Governments need to improve their planning, allocation and utilization of funds, writes Apoorv Tiwari It has been almost a month since the Union Budget...

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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...

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Start up – Stand Up India

The Start up India, Stand up India campaign was announced by Prime Minister Modi on 15thAugust, 2015. He called on each of the 1.25 lakh bank branches in India, to support at least one dalit or tribal, and at least one women entrepreneur, touting it as a new dimension...

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Women Parliamentarians have more responsibility today

In 1967, when India’s 4th Lok Sabha was elected to Parliament, there were 33 women MPs. In 2014, the 16th Lok Sabha has elected 66 women MPs – 62 in the 2014 elections, and 4 more through bye-elections. In 1967 for every 1 woman MP there were 1 crore female citizens....

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Does more skilling lead to more jobs?

Skill India was launched on 15th July with the objective of providing skill training to about 400 million people by the year 2022. As per the latest Annual Employment & Unemployment Survey, 6.8% of people have received vocational training among which 4% were...

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