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19 May 2015
Poverty can't be Defeated through charity

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines poverty as "the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions." However, poverty is not simply characterised by a lack of adequate income. It has far reaching implications.

6 Feb 2015
Samavesh: Making Jan Dhan Meaningful

Thirty-five year old Gomati from Mangatpur in Pilibhit has opened a bank account under Jan Dhan, but she is skeptical about its use. "There is no money in it. I am confused. What will I do with it?" she said tersely when asked about her bank account. Gomati is not alone. Hundreds of women spoke in unison at the five-day financial literacy programme conducted by Skoch Group at Pilibhit, a picturesque Himalayan plateau rich with flora and fauna, but one of the economically backward regions in Uttar Pradesh

04 Nov 2014
Will Jan Dhan end 'Financial Untouchability'?

The new government has started an ambitious financial inclusion plan that aims to bring every household under the banking net by 26th January 2015. Financial inclusion has been a buzzword for quite some time.

28 May 2015
Redefining Priority Sector Lending

In December 1967, the then Finance Minister Morarji Desai introduced a new term for bankers, the "Priority Sector" and this term has come to stay in the Indian banking terminology since then.

18th July 2019
Inclusive Growth Budget

18th July 2019

Given that Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden budget against the constraints of slowing growth, limited fiscal space, tepid consumption and investments and global headwinds, she has done a remarkably prudent job by striking balance between fiscal consolidation and supporting inclusive growth.