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Doubling farmers’ income: Is Budget 2018 in the right direction?

Nilachala Acharya

  • 13 February 2018
  • Governance Now
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Farmers need higher returns for their produce to experience increased farm income. The government has continuously promised farmers at least 50 percent higher returns than the cost of their produce....

How transparent is our budget?

Nilachala Acharya and Simonti Chakraborty

  • 12 February 2018
  • Governance Now
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The ideas of ‘good governance’ and ‘budget transparency’ are intricately related where one practice often influences the other. Over the past few years, the importance of transparency in...

#Budget2018 rural sector funds ka funda

Inayat Sabhikhi

  • 9 February 2018
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In June last year, a small-scale awareness activity and camp in two blocks of Jharkhand saw hundreds of people showing up at the block office to register their names for pensions and MGNREGA work. On...

#Budget2018 pledges quality education (but where are the resources?)

Protiva Kundu

  • 8 February 2018
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Finance minister Arun Jaitley was quite generous with promises relating to reformation of the education sector - along with other priority sectors like agriculture and rural economy - while giving...

Health budget just one-third of the 2025 target

Richa Chintan

  • 8 February 2018
  • Governance Now
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In the union budget for 2018-19, some big announcements have been made especially for the health sector but not supported by corresponding budgetary allocations. While, on the one hand, allocations...

#Budget2018’s job promise is hollow

Sona Mitra

  • 7 February 2018
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India’s employment statistics have been grim for some time now. In the face of the brouhaha over the pakoda business, the Union Budget for 2018-19 - the fifth and final full budget of the...

For Religious Minorities, Budget 2018 Fails to Live up to Promise of ‘Achhe Din’

Jawed Alam Khan

  • 6 February 2018
  • The Wire
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The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government rode to power in 2014, riding on promises such as reducing corruption and generating meaningful employment opportunities for all. The Bharatiya...

India half-way through in promoting budget transparency - reports a Global Survey

CBGA

  • 30 January 2018
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The idea of ‘good governance’ has gained a lot of momentum in the recent years and ‘Budget Transparency’ has acquired importance as one of the parameters of ‘good governance’ across the...

Cracking the Whip on Shell Companies? Not Really

Sakshi Rai

  • 20 December 2017
  • The Wire
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In mid-September, the corporate affairs ministry (MoCA) publicly disclosed a list of 1.06 lakh (1,06,578) disqualified directors with association to ‘shell or on-paper companies’. While the...

नोटबंदी से टूटी है खेती की कमर, बड़े कदम उठाए बिना नहीं बनेगी बात

Sona Mitra

  • 11 November 2017
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गुजरे साल 8 नवंबर को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने 1,000 रुपए और 500 रुपए के नोट बंद...