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Policy

By GovernanceToday
In Issue 7
Apr 4th, 2016
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The government is making serious efforts to make agriculture a thriving economic sector This year’s annual budget has set afoot the initiative to implement the promises that NDA government had made while being sworn in, bringing radical changes in the agriculture and making it a profitable profession. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has even assured to double the inco...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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The 1994 plague outbreak in Surat is a lesson for all on how not to manage stray dogs “Why are people so indiscriminate? Is it so difficult for them to see the impending disaster” asks Maya N., a visibly fuming animal rights activist. Associated with the NGO, People for Animals, she is referring to the Kerala Government’s policy of culling the stray dogs that has garne...
By Anand Mishra
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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The increase in proportion of Elected Women Representatives in Panchayats in India has been very promising. “The Strengthening of Panchayats in India: Comparing Devolution across States, Empirical Assessment, 2012–13,” a report by Indian Institute of Public Administration and Ministry of Panchayati Raj, we find that there were 1,365,134 EWRs in the country (46.7% appro...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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The year 2016 has already underlined its significance in the scheme of things of India as a nation. This year has already seen the Pathankot attacks which have once again brought the attention to the issue of protection and preservation of India’s sovereign interests. There is talk of the increased focus on protection and preservation of cyber security. In February, 20...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 6
Mar 7th, 2016
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Revolutionary reforms being planned for the railways will see power to fix fares being transferred from politicians to technocrats and based on economics rather than populism The Indian Railways has typically been exploited by successive governments as a tool of dispensing patronage with scant regard for its economic well being. The outcome: fares haven’t kept pace wit...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 5
Feb 8th, 2016
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Thousands of children lose their childhood working in cotton fields The Cotton Corporation of India Ltd., which is a Government of India undertaking states that India accounts for 18 per cent of the world cotton production second to China and that it has the largest area under cotton production (12.2 million hectares); however yields are as low as 6.05 million metric t...
By Ramesh Raja
In Issue 5
Feb 8th, 2016
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Imperative for the government to address issues of heavy minerals industry Call it a pathetic instance for India from economic point of view that even though it has nearly 35 per cent of heavy minerals’ deposits in the world, the country contributes merely four per cent of global production. Adding to the woes, the heavy minerals mining (HMM) industry constitutes only ...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 4
Jan 5th, 2016
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The Nitish-led new government needs to double down on developmental efforts American President Abraham Lincoln once said: “Democracy is the government of the people, by the people and for the people”. The Social and economic wellbeing of the citizens is the prime job of the governments, especially in a democracy. As each demand and expectation cannot be met by any gove...
By Ramesh Raja
In Issue 3
Dec 11th, 2015
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Will the new draft civil aviation policy see the light of day? After telecommunications and internet, India is on the threshold of another revolution. This time, it’s in the sky. Thanks to the Draft National Civil Aviation Policy 2015 released recently by the ministry of civil aviation – if all goes well – flying is going to be affordable for the masses. The policy foc...
By Praveen Raman
In Issue 3
Dec 11th, 2015
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Are pay commissions doles best use of govt’s resources? The much anticipated report of the Seventh Pay Commission is out. The report, submitted to the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 20, by the commission chief Justice AK Mathur, has recommended an overall increase of 23.55 per cent in pay, allowances, and pension for government employees. Within this, ...