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  • (In)Security of Dreze

    (In)Security of Dreze

    The establishment ought to have realised that the meeting was organised with a noble objective, specifically to help the poor to gain access to subsidised food supplied by the government.

    March 31, 2019
  • Noted economist Jean Dreze released by Jharkhand police hours after detention

    Noted economist Jean Dreze released by Jharkhand police hours after detention

    Police in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district briefly detained noted Belgium-born Indian economist and Right to Food activist Jean Dreze on Thursday before releasing him on a personal bond.

    March 28, 2019
  • Uncertain Glory

    Uncertain Glory

    Figures can on occasion be a route to self-deception. And for all the pleasure that the Government of India occasionally derives from articulating statistics on growth and development, it remained for Amartya Sen to expose the bitter irony that India has effected by taking what he calls a “quantum jump in the wrong direction”. This …

    July 13, 2018
  • Increase social security pension in budget: Experts to FM

    Increase social security pension in budget: Experts to FM

    Economists today suggested a range of measures, including increasing social security pension, to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as part of pre- budget consultations. “The amount (for social security pension) has been Rs 200 per month. This is totally unacceptable. There is no reason to keep it so low. So, make it at least Rs 500, …

    December 11, 2017