International Women’s day is just around the corner, 8th March. As we prepare to celebrate this day, it is important that we take some time to examine one of the main problems for rural women in India, access to clean cooking. Clean cooking continues to be a luxury for rural women.
Gurmit Kaur from Punjab got the shock of her life when she discovered the truth about her husband. She married Manjit Singh in 2000 thinking he was an NRI settled in the US. He took Rs.4.5 lakh in dowry and another Rs.1.5 lakh from Gurmit’s relative while going abroad promising to send her immigration papers. The papers never came. Instead she learnt that he was already married and had a son.
An insight into the potential linkages between blue economy, economic growth, port development, international relations and security, and ocean resource conservation, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for India
Budget 2017-18 agenda of Transforming, Energising and Clean India will help India tread on a path to become skill capital of the world and opens up employment opportunities to the millions
Agriculture sector this year was expected to witness high growth, about 6 per cent, in output and farmers’ income, after two years of poor performance due to back to back droughts. Already, kharif season, which accounts for about half of the annual crop output, showed moderate to very high increase in output of various crops.
Curtailment of black money has been one of the major thrust areas of the Government especially in the recent years. However, with scrapping of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes as legal tender w.e.f. November 9, 2016, the subject has attracted widespread debate and needs to be understood in a holistic manner along with its implications for the economy.
Fourth India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue : Working Group on Infrastructure Challenges and Way Forwardby Simi Thambi
India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue is a bilateral dialogue platform between the planning bodies of India and China- the Planning Commission of India (now Niti Aayog) and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China. The idea of having such a dialogue was first floated by Premier Wen Jiabao on his visit to India in 2010.
India enjoys demographic advantage. For harnessing the same it is required to improve the transition rate to secondary and senior secondary including in the educationally backward blocks.
India needs lots of energy for its economy to grow. Due to our drive to replace non-commercial energy with more convenient fuels, which are usually commercial ones, our elasticity of energy demand to GDP-a common measure of how energy demand responds to economic growth- is high. Nearly 25% of our total energy demand is met by non-commercial energy (mainly biomass).
The Urban Management Programme launched by NITI Aayog on 27 April, 2016 focusses on Capacity Building of officials of State Governments and Urban Local Bodies in three critical areas of urban rejuvenation viz., (i) Urban Planning & Governance, (ii) Water, Wastewater & Solid Waste Management and (iii) Public Financing (PPP) of Urban Infrastructure.