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POLITICS

 |  12-minute read
Girl education, Schemes for girl child, Welfare schemes, Conditionalcashtransfer

How effective conditional cash transfers are in meeting the objectives of welfare schemes

While cash transfers are widely used by the government to roll out social protection policies and schemes, there has been an ongoing debate among the policy practitioners regarding its efficacy.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
PM Narendra Modi, MGNREGA, Welfare schemes, Aatmanirbharbharat

How the new Indian welfare state fails in addressing core social, economic and political concerns

It seems what we are currently witnessing is a metamorphic, amalgamated evolution of the new-and old welfare state.

POLITICS

 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  6-minute read
Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Toilets, Lok sabha exit poll, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Toilet, a PM katha: How that seat beat Modi’s big schemes in impact

The toilet scheme could have won Modi the hearts and votes of women.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Welfare schemes, Direct benefit transfer, Narendra Modi

Even over Balakot, direct bank transfers are paving the way for PM Modi's return to power

Effective monitoring of delivery of welfare schemes, with the help of geo-tagged pictures and Aadhhar data, could propel the BJP back to power.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Welfare schemes, Government apathy, Doctors apathy, Infant deaths

The state is failing its people when it comes to welfare. Who answers?

In Kashmir, doctors turned away a pregnant woman who then delivered a dead baby. India claims to be a global leader in healthcare. Then why is it failing its own people so brutally?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
UIDAI, Welfare schemes, Jharkhand, Aadhaar

Jharkhand girl starving to death shows ‘Aadhaar savings’ built on gross exclusions

The poor and vulnerable are dismissed as ‘ghosts’ and ‘frauds’ while authentication errors lead to many going hungry.

LIFE

 |  Prescriptions  |  3-minute read
Public health system, Welfare schemes

Why don't our poor know about health schemes

The focus needs to move away from overhauling the public health system to educating the underprivileged.