Rural


Urbanisation is Here, Development is What is Needed Now

The driving force of Indian economic growth for the last 15 years or so has been the industry and the services sectors, sectors which are directly related to urbanisation. And as we move further towards a sustained growth...


Equality & Equity : Need for a Paradigm Shift

Equality is something that we all swear by, equality is something that we all believe is kind of a moral, enlightened approach to good life, equality is enshrined in our Constitution and certainly is something that intuitively we reach out to in an effort to correct the rights...


Financial Inclusion is a Compulsion

In every economy, the financial sector performs its basic function of intermediation - acting as a conduit for the transfer of financial resources from net savers to the net borrowers - essentially through four transformations...


Need to Shift Focus from Sickness Care to Health Care

Talking about Right to Life would be silly unless one has right to health or basic amenities like water, nutrition, hygiene, environment, road and electricity...


Seven Blind Men and the Elephant - ICT and e-Governance in India

It is said the story of seven blind men and the elephant originated in India, and there are several versions, with only six men in some. Over time, the story evinced global interest and has often been used as a metaphor, but the concluding...


Growth & Finance Charting the way forward

It is not often that the country’s leading economists and think tanks gather on a platform to discuss the policy and structural changes that India has witnessed since the 1990s and take a look at the way forward...


Banks Flout RBI Direction on Financial Inclusion

After 63 years of Independence and 41 years of bank nationalisation, financial inclusion is being considered a priority, which needs to be carried out with urgency...


Financial Inclusion An Overview

As on March 2010, there were 83,997 branches of scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) out of which 32,289 (37 per cent) branches were in the rural areas (with population up to 9,999), 20,358 branches (24 per cent) in semi-urban areas (with population of from...

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