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Why It Is Hard To Double Farmers’ Income By 2022

Why It Is Hard To Double Farmers’ Income By 2022

Centre’s Health, Education Spending Declines Over 2 Years

Centre’s Health, Education Spending Declines Over 2 Years

  The money allocated for key centrally sponsored social schemes—Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS),  Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA or universal education programme) and  National Health Mission—declined 10%, 7.5% and 3.6%,…

Jaitley’s $13-Bn For Water Plan That’s Failed 66 Million Farmers

Jaitley’s $13-Bn For Water Plan That’s Failed 66 Million Farmers

  A two-decade old Central programme to finish incomplete irrigation projects has failed 66 million Indian farmers and halted the economic progress of 350 million Indians, according to an IndiaSpend…

4.5% Of Budget On Plans For Women. Enough?

4.5% Of Budget On Plans For Women. Enough?

  Spending on women–who comprise 48% of India’s 1.2 billion people–in union budget 2016-17 is Rs 90,624.76 crore ($13.3 billion) or 4.5% of government spending. This is a decline from…

Primary Education Spending Declines, So Does Quality

Primary Education Spending Declines, So Does Quality

  Rs 1,15,625 crore ($17.7 billion) has been spent on Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)—a national programme for universal elementary education—over the last five years, but the quality of learning has…

China’s Vocational Training 16 Times India’s: Can Budget Push Help?

China’s Vocational Training 16 Times India’s: Can Budget Push Help?

  There is a shortage of 100,000 trainers to implement skill-development programmes across the country, according to data provided to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on Februrary 24,…

How 52 Million May Depend On Rural Jobs Plan For 20 Years

How 52 Million May Depend On Rural Jobs Plan For 20 Years

  With a 14% rise in funding for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in Budget 2016-17, the world’s largest state-run jobs plan continues to be India’s…

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