Food Security Still a Distant Dream


  • 16 March, 2012

Given the scale of deprivation, hunger and malnutrition at present, it was expected that budget 2012-13 would accord top priority, in terms of allocating adequate resources under food subsidy, to address these ...

On States' Shoulders


  • 16 July, 2011

On States' shoulders-Frontline

नारीवाद के युग में दलित नारी

Compact Amar Ujala

  • 14 July, 2011

Nariwadi yug me dalit nari

Union Budget 2011-12: Whither the Aam Aurat?

Sahara Time

  • 12 March, 2011

The overall sense is that this Budget too did precious little in terms of firming up the intent of the government to ensure 'inclusive' growth. Let us look at the provisions made in the Union Budget 2011-12 wit...

Marginalising the Marginalised

Business Standard

  • 1 March, 2011

This article, contributed to Business Standard, highlights concerns from the Union Budget 2011-12 with respect to social sectors and marginalised sections. Marginalising the Marginalised

Overall Gender Budget Poor


  • 28 February, 2011

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s announcement in Budget 2011 hiking the monthly remuneration of ‘anganwadi’ workers and helpers to Rs 3,000 and Rs 1,500, respectively, in response to the long-standing ...

Evading Challenges in Social Sectors and Food Security


  • 28 February, 2011

The government wants to reduce the scope of its budget (as measured by total budgetary expenditure) compared with the size of India’s economy. So, total expenditure from the budget would shrink from 15.4% of ...

Revamp Social Spending Priorities


  • 23 February, 2011

Scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) have historically been among the most disadvantaged sections of our society, given their socio-economic exploitation and isolation. They have remained neglected...

The Imbalance in Gender Budgeting


  • 22 February, 2011

It will be seven years since the government, acknowledging a gender imbalance, introduced gender budgeting in 2005-06. Ever since then, the annual budget has been accompanied by a gender budgeting statement. An...

Expenditure on Rural Economy in India’s Budgets since 1950s: An Assessment; (Co-authored)

Review of Agrarian Studies, The Rural Economy in India’s Budgets

  • 1 January, 2011

The decline in the rate of growth of Indian agriculture in recent years is in large measure due to the low public expenditure priorities accorded to it in the budgets of the Union and State governments. Since t...