India  /  Published 05.01.19

Experts sound rural job scheme alert

The rural job guarantee scheme is facing a severe funds crunch and villagers are being denied work under the programme in violation of the law, academics, researchers and civil society groups said on ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.18

Invisible people: Aadhaar versus tribals

Particularly vulnerable tribal groups, earlier known as primitive tribal groups, are the sort of people you may never meet unless you take the trouble to look for them. In Jharkhand, they live in smal...
By Jean Drèze

Opinion  /  Published 13.02.19

The pitfalls of a cash income support scheme

With Rahul Gandhi’s announcement of the Congress’s “historic decision” to adopt an income guarantee scheme, the idea of a universal basic income, mooted in the Economic Survey two years ago, h...
By Prabhat Patnaik

India  /  Published 09.02.19

Lies, deceit and invented truths in the Modi regime

The writer is is a civil engineer and data cruncher...
By James Wilson

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.19

Hello, this is Saraswati calling

I was in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa last week. Why? Protesting students. There had been a delay in payments by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Before that I was in Chad, Ethiopia, Uganda...
By Upala Sen


India  /  Published 30.01.19

Credibility crisis for govt statistics

The resignations from the National Statistical Commission (NSC) would undermine the trust in official statistics, and data window-dressing is feared ahead of the elections, economists have said.“It ...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.19

100-day job plan for gardens

The district administration on Monday asked the management of tea gardens to send proposals for projects that could be taken up under the 100-day rural employment scheme to ensure earnings for casual ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

North East  /  Published 30.12.19

Lessons on making utensils to create jobs

Altogether 600 youths of the Northeast are going to be trained to make utensils from tree leaves under an entrepreneurship-training programme at the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchay...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 24.12.19

Tripura wins 13 national awards

The rural development department of Tripura’s BJP-Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) government has won 13 national awards under four categories for successful implementation of flagship sch...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

Politics  /  Published 19.01.19

BJP has treated us with dignity: Varun Gandhi

When I enter Feroze Varun Gandhi’s home in Delhi’s Jor Bagh, I can hear Vedic chants emanating from one of the rooms deeper inside the house. I can smell sandalwood and ghee too. Varun informs me ...
By V. Kumara Swamy


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