Tackling undernourishment with fortified rice
22nd Feb, 2022
Studies show fortified rice has helped reduce anaemia. To scale up, this cost-effective initiative needs further support.
Financing India’s Infra Story – Budget lays down cornerstone for economic growth, sustainable development
21st Feb, 2022
The Union Budget 2022-23 was recently laid down with an aim to provide a blueprint to steer the Indian economy over the Amrit Kaal for the next 25 years. This blueprint to get ready for India@100 was anchored on two main arms – push for inclusive development and impetus to public investment for modern infrastructure.
Budget 2022 makes digital India work for development
16th Feb, 2022
Budget 2022’s focus on the digital economy cuts across the Aspirational Districts Programme’s five socio-economic themes of health, education, agriculture, financial inclusion, and skill development.
Unpaid care work by women the missing link in analysis of gender gaps in labour outcomes
27th Jan, 2022
A Time Use Survey (TUS) published by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in 2019 revealed that 92 percent of women between 15-59 years spend an average of over 5 hours a day on unpaid domestic services whereas only 28.9 percent of men participated in unpaid domestic services, that too an average of just 1.5 hours.
Developing an efficient logistics ecosystem
19th Dec, 2021
Insights from government's LEADS initiative along with the World Bank’s LPI can help identify reforms to improve the logistics sector.
From financial inclusion to financial integration
17th Dec, 2021
The ‘financially-included’ people must be offered products and services that are relevant to their needs.
To check stubble burning, monitor policy implementation
8th Dec, 2021
A targeted and cluster-based approach can be undertaken by identifying districts with a higher number of stubble burning incidents.
India's fertility rate falls, but the story is different for some states
2nd Dec, 2021
As per the 5th round of NFHS, India's total fertility rate (TFR) slipped to 2.0. This drop in India's TFR, from almost 6 in the 1950s, to its current level is a significant feat. However, despite the decline, the story is different for some states. Tracing the trajectories of some selected states towards demographic transition, the article highlights the need for investment in health, education, and skill development to leverage demographic dividend and advocate policies for a growing pool of senior citizens.
Medical devices: A sunrise sector of the Indian economy
1st Dec, 2021
The Medical Devices sector will continue to grow at a fast pace in the coming years. Recognizing its significance, the Indian government is implementing several policies and initiatives to accelerate its growth.
Sanitation workers’ safety and welfare must be urgently addressed
26th Nov, 2021
As frontline workers during the pandemic, sanitation workers faced great risks. The second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission must focus on their concerns.