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

Governance Now

  • 13 February, 2018

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. In the back...

How transparent is our budget?

Governance Now

  • 12 February, 2018

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 governance has ...

वित्तीय सेहत हो दुरूस्त तो भारत हो तंदुरस्त

Dainik Jagran

  • 11 February, 2018

वित्तीय सेहत हो दुरूस्त तो भारत हो तंदुरस्त

#Budget2018 rural sector funds ka funda


  • 9 February, 2018

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 submitting...

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


  • 8 February, 2018

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 his #Budget20...

Health budget just one-third of the 2025 target

Governance Now

  • 8 February, 2018

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 for some of ...

#Budget2018’s job promise is hollow


  • 7 February, 2018

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 current governmen...

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

The Wire

  • 6 February, 2018

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 Janata Party’s...

Cracking the Whip on Shell Companies? Not Really

The Wire

  • 20 December, 2017

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 Companies Act 20...

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


  • 11 November, 2017

गुजरे साल 8 नवंबर को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने 1,000 रुपए और 500 रुपए के नोट बंद करन...