ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846


Higher allocations for a few infrastructure sectors will not kick-start a virtuous cycle of investments.
Improving agriculture incomes and boosting consumer demand must be the top priorities.
Reforestation or afforestation should aim at providing carbon sink and a much-needed biodiversity.
The huge interstate disparities and glacial pace of improvement further add to the problems.
Caste consciousness imposes moral limits on preferential hiring in the mid-day meal schemes.
To benefit the farmers green box subsidies may be given.
Excessive dependence on markets can result in even greater inequality and warped outcomes.
Strengthening the pandemic-devastated state finances will help boost both welfare and growth.
Capital punishment is untenable within a normative frame of non-violence meant to address social violence.
The frequent promulgation of ordinances is detrimental for a constitutional democracy.
The widening poverty within and across the region and states demands reorganisation of development priority.
Innovative interventions are urgently needed to strengthen learning skills.
The government’s retreat on farm laws cannot be seen in isolation from the farmers’ commitment to democracy.
Large income and asset deficits disempower the disadvantaged castes.
Climate justice followed by climate finance are the prerequisites for the success of COP 26.


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