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July 14, 2022
Delayed census: How India’s welfare schemes are suffering
The country’s census, pending since the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, is unlikely to be conducted anytime soon. This is creating visible data gaps, which in turn excludes people from social welfare schemes and programmes.
April 27, 2022
Who is ‘officially’ poor in India?
Households just above the poverty line in India may still be deprived in many ways. Here's why we need to adopt an alternate definition of poverty.
March 25, 2022
Why India’s food subsidies are not enough
The public distribution system (PDS) is one of the government’s top five expenses. Yet food subsidies are inadequate. Here’s what can be done to improve the programme.
September 27, 2021
Individual giving in India at an all-time high
The India Giving Report 2021 finds that individual donations in India went up by 43 percent during the pandemic. Other trends include a preference for local philanthropy and giving to new causes.
October 22, 2020
Who goes to jail?
Social inequities in Indian society are replicated inside its prisons.