Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicSECC

Topic: SECC

Caste-based headcounts won’t be enough. India needs a full-blown ‘caste census’

Until the government machinery gets ready to conduct a full-blown caste-census, it could at least enumerate OBCs by including a caste column in Census 2021.

Update caste study data often to avoid errors in picking welfare beneficiaries, study says

The fact that SECC data is not supposed to get updated for 10 years means that several people unduly get or are denied benefits of government schemes.

There’s no accurate data on Other Backward Classes. 2021 census should start counting

During the past month, a state-wide rally and a conference have been organised in Maharashtra to mobilise OBCs over the issue of caste census.

Karnataka lags behind the rest of India on many rural & urban indicators: SECC data

In rural areas, the biggest problems are low income and literacy, while in urban Karnataka, drinking water and sanitation lag behind the national average.

Three years on, Modi Sarkar tinkers with UPA schemes in its pursuit of a rural makeover

While UPA resorted to big-bang rural policies, the approach of NDA-2 has been subtle and focused on completing programmes of its predecessor as the BJP tries to shed the image of being a party of the urban classes. RUHI TEWARI

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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