"No able bodied working age group person wants to be voluntarily poor. If people are poor, if people can't avail employment opportunities that is because they are deprived of the elements of physical and social infrastructure."
"When the government decides to do a cash transfer it is an acknowledgement of failure of policy reforms. So you are trying to compensate the policy induced losses that farmers have had."
"PM-KISAN scheme is estimated to benefit over 12-crore farmers across the country. A number of schemes are targeted at the support and welfare of farmers, but none of them are as inclusive as the PM-KISAN scheme."
This is a season of manifestos and economic manifesto becomes really important for both policymakers and the public. I want to raise a couple of questions which can be taken up for public debate.
Every now and then we speculate about the future of India. We are always looking at the past or the future but never the present. I regard Indiaís problem as late to catch up. More or less the 40-years after independence were wasted. Between 1947 and 1991, India didnít grow at a decent rate.
In an academic exercise to assess the transition happening in oil industry in India, with focus on recent developments, D C Patra finds out that the Indian oil and gas sector has registered phenomenal growth in both production and consumption.
India has achieved two significant milestones in power sector. The country has emerged as net exporter of electricity and achieved almost 100 per cent electrification. Electricity has reached to every villages in the country and the target of electrifying all households is likely to be achieved soon. The initiatives like Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana - DDUGJY, and integrated Power Development Schemes have played a crucial role in electrifying the country, analyses Team Inclusion
Maharashtra has made significant progress in strengthening production and distribution network of power sector in the past four years. While the state is on course to ensure uninterrupted supply of power, huge subsidies and under collection from agriculture sector pose big challenges, writes Team Inclusion