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Intent of nutrition  policy is clear  but achieving its goals may be a challenge

Nutrition Mission may face challenges on sustainability delivery frontsThe scheme also suffers from under-utilisation of allocated funds, just like many other government programmes

2 min read10 Jul 2019
Budget 2019

Fewer taxes, more to spend, say millennials

Most 23-38-year-olds save little after paying rent, taxes and EMIs and spending on eating out, shoppingIndia’s 440 million millennials saw little relief as prices of items such as fuel and gold were proposed to be hiked in NDA’s first budget after it returned to power

5 min read6 Jul 2019

Pushing unpopular decisions may be a key test for council

To ensure that power council is effective, it will have to be given competence to commit fundsThe proposed power council would be headed by the Union power minister and would have the Union finance minister and power ministers of all states as members

3 min read3 Jul 2019

NDA govt tables new triple talaq bill in Lok Sabha amid protest by opposition

The new triple talaq bill will replace an ordinance issued in February by the previous NDA governmentThe problem for the ruling BJP is that some of the members of the NDA are also opposed to the controversial bill

3 min read21 Jun 2019

Govt to roll out policies on industry, retail trade

Kovind’s address indicated that reforms efforts will be oriented towards bringing social equity and to help the $2.9 trillion economy reach $5 trillion by 2024The government has already announced a pension scheme for traders and the self-employed

1 min read20 Jun 2019

A road map for better connectivity

For Modi govt to deliver on ‘Sab ka sath, sab ka vikas’, investment in roads, ports, fibre optic networks will be keyFor the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which has retained power, the immediate hurdles in adding momentum to infrastructure creation are many

4 min read31 May 2019

Loan waivers will not help farmers in the long-term: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu said that waiving off loans will not help farmers in the long-term as it is a temporary solution to their inability to repay debtNaidu’s statement comes after the Congress party last week promised to waive off farmers loans as one of the measures to resolve the agrarian distress

1 min read12 Apr 2019

Opinion | Quota politics is the legacy of flawed priorities

When did India last see an agitation for better education and healthcare, unlike, say, the recent wave of protests over quota?

3 min read14 Jan 2019

NDA’s Q2 economic threats recede, but challenges remain

Focus shifts from oil, rupee, CAD to farm distress, credit to SMEs

3 min read31 Dec 2018

Opinion | In politics, there are no friends and no enemies

If KCR is making new friends ahead of LS polls, NDA’s old friends are growing hostile

3 min read31 Dec 2018
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