Media Coverage

Modi government cuts social sector allocations to states by half to promote cooperative federalism

The Economic Times

  • 1 June 2015

BENGALURU: As the central government devolves more fiscal freedom to the states, they seem to be cutting allocations to social sectors, especially agriculture and allied areas in response, according to the initial findings of a study. The Narendra...

Nobody's Child: The Plight Of Street Children In India

The Huffington Post

  • 27 May 2015

'Street child,' used by the Commission on Human Rights in 1994, describes "any girl or boy for whom the street has become his or her habitual abode and/or source of livelihood, and who is inadequately protected, supervised or directed by responsible...

Financial devolution

Down to Earth

  • 25 May 2015

Is it too abrupt, and too less for states? For long, states have been demanding more funds from the Central tax pool. In addition, there have been demands for devolving most of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes to the states. Just a few days before...

States unlikely to bridge gap in funding

The Hindu

  • 21 May 2015

As the National Democratic Alliance government completes a year in office, an emerging area of concern has been the fallout of cuts for centrally sponsored social welfare schemes in Budget 2015-16. The Centre, which accepted the recommendations...

Roads before welfare: Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup | Reuters

Firstpost

  • 19 May 2015

NEW DELHI As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office, his cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India's 1.25 billion people are coming in for sharp criticism, including from within his cabinet. In a break with...

Children most neglected in the 2015-16 Union Budget: Child rights organisations

The Times of India

  • 13 March 2015

NEW DELHI: The children have been short-changed most in the 2015-16 Union budget. Having finally done the math - and figured out what "devolution" actually means for the states - child rights organizations operating in Delhi have come together...

Activists Object to Cut in Education in Union Budget

The Hindustan Times

  • 11 March 2015

Activists object to cut in grant for education in Union budget Hindustan Times (Gurgaon), 11 Mar 2015, HT Correspondent htreporters@hindustantimes.com Massive cuts for the education sector in the Union Budget 2015- 16 has activists and NGOs...

Budget cut will expose children to greater vulnerability, say activists

Zee News

  • 10 March 2015

New Delhi: Child rights activists Tuesday raised serious concerns about the drastic cuts in the 2015-16 Union Budget outlay for a number of critical programmes such as Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, National Nutrition Mission,...

Budget cut will expose children to greater vulnerability, say activists

The Economic Times

  • 10 March 2015

NEW DELHI: Child rights activists today raised serious concerns about the drastic cuts in the 2015-16 Union Budget outlay for a number of critical programmes such as Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, National Nutrition Mission,...

Budget cut will expose children to greater vulnerability, say

Business Standard

  • 10 March 2015

Child rights activists today raised serious concerns about the drastic cuts in the 2015-16 Union Budget outlay for a number of critical programmes such as Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, National Nutrition Mission, Rashtriya...

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