Direct Income Support (DIS) To Farmers

Direct income support (DIS) is can be solution to the structural challenges facing farmers. Telangana’s Rythu Bandhu, Odisha’s KALIA scheme and Centre’s PM-KISAN are important examples of DIS schemes. KALIA Scheme Odisha’s KALIA scheme offers some important lessons for DIS schemes everywhere. Odisha used a three-step framework, called “Unification-Verification-Exclusion”, to identify beneficiaries. Unification- The first … Read more

Farmer’s Protest

This article talks about the farmer’s protest regarding three bills that pertain to agricultural marketing reforms in the parliament. Farmers from various states such as Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are protesting against the three farm bills.  They have surrounded national capital borders and made a call for Bharat bandh on 8th December. Reason … Read more

Empowering Migrant Workers – Best Practices

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many challenges for India and countries around the world. Even as we tried to secure the country from this disease, the livelihoods of many unorganized and migrant workers were lost. Migrant workers in India—mostly comprising daily wage labourers working in manufacturing and construction industries, and those engaged in agriculture, … Read more

Electricity Access & Utility Benchmarking Report

NITI Aayog, Rockefeller Foundation & Smart Power India along with Ministry of Power Launched Electricity Access & Utility Benchmarking Report. Rockefeller Foundation & Smart Power India conducted primary survey across 10 states– representing about 65% of the total rural population of India and with a sample size of more than 25,000, including households, commercial enterprises … Read more

Essay on terrorism

What is terrorism? In the most comprehensive sense, terrorism is an intentional use of indiscriminate violence as a mechanism to create terror or fear in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological objective. Terrorism is a form of asymmetric warfare. It is the use of violence against innocent civilians or non-combatants. The word terrorism … Read more