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Opinion  /  Published 21.01.22

Years of Broken promises

On February 1, the Narendra Modi-led government will table the Union budget for 2022-23. The year, 2022, was the deadline that the prime minister had set in 2015-16 for doubling farmers’ real in...
By Jaideep Hardikar

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

Shameful: Hunger deaths

Data can be weaponized to suit a political purpose. The absence of data is useful in a similar manner. This was evident from the Centre’s recent confession to the Supreme Court that it had no da...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Free fall: India slips on Global Hunger Index

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress and inclusion. A week after the Unesco report showing the precarious state of education in India came the 2021 Global Hunger Index&...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.21

Fields on fire: Farm households in debt

Recently-released data from the National Sample Survey Office show that while farm income has increased a bit, 50.2 per cent of farm households are in debt. The average size of the household debt was ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.05.21

Other women

In India, women form the vast majority of migrants — 80 per cent of the total internal migrants as per NSSO and 70.7 per cent of internal migrants as per Census 2001. It has been estimated that ...
By Minakshi Dewan


Opinion  /  Published 04.12.20

The grapes of wrath: Modi’s agricultural reforms

The farmers’ protest near New Delhi is a major political event challenging the Narendra Modi government. The participation is widespread and it is growing by the day. That farmers have been unha...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 25.11.19

India’s official statistics now suspect

The Narendra Modi-led government has done it again. The Centre has scrapped the all-India survey on household consumption expenditure conducted by the then National Sample Survey Office. A few months ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Academics decry Modi govt's data allergy

Over 200 leading academics have accused the Narendra Modi government of acting against “national interest” by discarding an all-India survey on household consumption expenditure, crucial for monit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.04.20

Counting the ones on the road

A three-week long nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24 to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. An unintended consequence of the lockdown unfolded soon with thousands of migrant labour...
By Sabir Ahamed and Rabiul Ansary

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.19

Economic data under a cloud

During the last five years, there have been a number of controversies over economic data presented by the government and by relatively autonomous bodies like the National Sample Survey Office. The con...
By The Editorial Board


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