Society


New Land Acquisition Act 2013: Ensuring inclusive growth in India

Ushering in of new land acquisition norms have opened up new vistas of growth. Its time that government and public sector entities put together their perspective development planning detailing their long-term strategies for future infrastruture growth...


Striking The Right Balance

Welfare programmes, aimed at social inclusion....


Why have some done better than others

Despite good achievement on the growth front, India faces significant challenges as its social indicators continue to lag behind. Mere increase in the social sector expenditure would not be enough, unless it is linked with outcomes directed to the socially excluded groups and effectively monitored...


Trends in Poverty and Inequality

The debate on growth and inequality is not about choosing one over the other. Growth is important as it not only provides employment opportunities, but also revenues to finance expenditure on social-welfare schemes. Instead the focus should be on removing the obstacles to social mobility...


The State(s) of corruption

Corruption is one of the major hurdles in the development path. Developing anti-corruption strategies at the State-level and their proper implementation are key instruments of breaking through this hurdle. In this regard, some States have shown the path...


Health Insurance Market in India National Insurance

Changing demographics, rising healthcare costs, limited healthcare financing, increasing government focus, and potential increase in FDI limit are factors expected to give a fillip to the currently low penetration of health insurance in India.


Giving security its Due

for a nation that has fought major wars and is embroiled in scores of skirmishes and insurgencies on a continuous basis, most Indians know surprisingly little about defence and national security...


Aadhaar is a Win-Win For All

The Aadhaar-based identity authentication platform is a win-win for both the government and the people. The government obtains huge fiscal gains and the people higher degree of empowerment...

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