Budget 2016: At the Time of Deepening Distress, Govt's Rural Push may not be Adequate

Nilachala Acharya

  • 4 March 2016
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The preliminary reactions of many people after the Budget presentation gave the impression that farm sector got a boost in terms of a significant increase in budget outlays for the sector. But a...

Rail Budget 2016: Prabhu Signals Shifting Focus to Customers, Staff

Payal Dey

  • 26 February 2016
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Preparation of budgets is traditionally an incremental process: the first railway budget of the present government took off from the landscape sketched in the 12th Five Year Plan. Expansion,...

Budget 2016: Will Changed Centre-State Resource Sharing Impact Fund Usage for Development Schemes?

Happy Pant

  • 26 February 2016
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Most states are left with unspent balances in development schemes of different departments, which in turns impairs achievement of objectives of these schemes. Though, the extent and quality of fund...

Budget 2016: PAHAL may be a Success but not all DBTs are; FM should mind the Gaps

Malini Chakravarty

  • 24 February 2016
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Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes, in vogue for some time in India now, have surfaced with renewed fervour over the last year and a half. DBT, as the term suggests, is a strategy aimed to...

Budget 2016: Lagging Quality Education; Increase Public Investment to Improve Basic Infrastructure

Protiva Kundu

  • 24 February 2016
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Providing free and compulsory education to all children is enshrined in the Indian Constitution as a Fundamental Right. Adoption of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act,...

Nirbhaya Fund is a Dud; Jaitley Should Urgently Find Ways to Utilise It

Kanika Kaul

  • 22 February 2016
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The high incidence of violence against women and the ensuing public outcry has brought the issue to the forefront of the policy discourse in the last few years, underscoring the need for the...