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Student Loans Jump 15 Times To Rs 48,000 Cr In 9 Years

Our higher education system rests on the pillars of accessibility, affordability and quality. We now have over 650 degree awarding institutions and over 33,000 colleges in the country. Despite this,…

Financial Inclusion Seems To Be Working

A stated goal of financial inclusion seems to be working for the Government as well as the Reserve Bank of India.   Banking services reached 211,324 villages at the end…

Foodgrain Wastage Is Shrinking But Not Fast Enough

Food and foodgrain worth nearly Rs 50,000 crore is lost every year, India’s Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwar said recently. More specifically, nearly 30% of…

Will Karnataka’s Social Progress Deliver The Elections?

  India’s southern state of Karnataka, which has a population of 61 million and is known across the world as the leader of Indian information technology, will elect a new…

Can One More Scheme Improve Healthcare For Children?

The Government of India recently launched a new programme – Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) – under the National Health Mission (NHM) in February 2013 to focus on the health…

Why A Lucknow Degree Costs The Same As A Harvard Degree

“Our problem is not joblessness, it is lack of training and skills. Why should a mother lose sleep at night worrying about whether her brilliant child will find a school…

Where The Government’s Flagship Schemes Really Fail

In 2005, the Indian Government launched a nation-wide programme to ensure safe motherhood. Christened Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), it attempted to ensure proper facilities for maternal and newborn care.  …