The death of five young men who were employed to clean a septic tank in an upmarket residential community in New Delhi is a shocking reminder that India’s high-profile sanitation campaign has done little to alter some basic ground realities.
The Kerala model can be implemented across India with the same secular and gender-sensitive spirit
Noting that ₹12,000 crore of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds remains unspent, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha Chairman to come out with a legal framework to ensure its transparency and hold parliamentarians and political parties accountable for their obligations under the scheme.
The number of polluted stretches in India’s rivers has increased to 351 from 302 two years ago, and the number of critically polluted stretches — where water quality indicators are the poorest — has gone up to 45 from 34, according to an assessment by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
There are several moderate but effective instruments available to the government to help the rupee find an equilibrium
Reinvigorate the crop insurance scheme to provide social protection to every farmer
Ad hoc steps to check the currency’s decline must not deflect from the deeper problems
The Green Agriculture project synergises biodiversity conservation, agriculture production, and development
The measures announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday to address widening current account deficit and attract inflows to stabilise the currency may not yield result immediately and the rupee could be under further pressure.
Foreign investors not only need rising stock prices for returns, but also a favourable exchange rate that has often been elusive
Next generation mobile Internet connectivity will offer faster, more reliable networks that will form the backbone for era of IoT