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The court was hearing a PIL filed by an NGO, seeking directions to the Centre to ensure that persons with disabilities are given benefits of welfare schemes during the pandemic.
The portal, which will also have an app version, will help unorganised workers get details of different welfare schemes and can apply online to avail of the benefits.
Campaign will cover 116 districts — across Bihar, UP, MP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha — each of which saw over 25,000 migrants returning from other states.
Real economics involves choices, like whether direct transfers should take precedence over investment for growth. Alliteration does not obviate such choices.
Expenditure Secretary T.V. Somanathan tells ministries to first check if states have capacity to utilise money, and are not parking it and earning interest.
The current welfare system cannot deal with the Covid-19 crisis. It is required to move to a demand-based system of relief and welfare.
With “wealth creation” as the central theme of 2020 Economic Survey, Modi govt has harked back to its capitalist orientation in the backdrop of an economic slowdown.
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From a personality cult to populist schemes, exaggerated claims and no checks on leadership, Kejriwal seems to be mimicking Modi’s style and substance.
There is certainly anecdotal and empirical evidence to suggest that the welfare schemes that the NDA took up cast a wide net.
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