Monday, 5 December, 2022
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Topic: welfare

What do BJP, Congress and Left’s Lok Sabha election manifestos tell us about India since 1952

A Centre for Policy Research report offers a ringside view of how deeply and structurally the polity, economy and society have changed since India’s first Lok Sabha election in 1952.

Not ‘freebies’ –Tamil Nadu has given India a market-friendly Dravidian welfare model

As the ‘freebie’ debate again reaches the Supreme Court, Indian states should get to decide how to best use their resources for welfare.

From toilets for disabled to ‘coffee with collector’, a Tamil Nadu IAS officer shows the way

Virudhnagar in Tamil Nadu was one of India’s 112 under-developed districts. The current DM is trying to change that.

Aadhaar, MGNREGA, DBT, rural housing — how Modi has hijacked Congress legacy

Congress had kept the ingredients of a welfare structure ready. The Prime Minister mixed them together and added the Modi ‘tadka’ to sell them as his.

India has social schemes for poor in crises like Covid. But it needs a ‘who to pay’ database

Large sections of India’s population are invisible to the state. That is why in crises like Covid and lockdown, we need one common social database.

India doesn’t want taali-thali charity from billionaires, it wants Socialist state to act

Everyone becomes a Socialist in a pandemic. It’s time India realises billionaires aren’t the cure for coronavirus — the State is. 

Farm to health to education, Modi govt’s Budget has no clear vision for India’s social sector

The Budget reverted to Modi government’s old avatar – a focus on infrastructure and a mission-mode model of meeting targets, this time for water.

State regulation in India – the art of rolling over rather than rolling back

Regulatory bodies were created to de-politicise decision making. But in India, something different has happened.

Maximum schemes, minimum welfare: How the Modi govt fell into the same trap as UPA

‘Gareebon ka Neta’ Modi is going to go to the polls with exactly the same record that he accused the Congress-led UPA of: a polity of promises, and not performance.

‘The entire anti-poverty NGO industry has been Y2Ked by Aadhaar’

Who is really affected by Aadhaar and who has a problem with it? Here's the full transcript of the live conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta on the subject

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Protests sparked by draconian lockdowns may thwart China's plans to become a global superpower

Why China’s protests against Zero Covid won’t challenge Xi Jinping yet

Scholars and diplomats at the prestigious Institute of Chinese Studies conference discussed Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the New Era last week. Here’s what they said.
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Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.