National Social Assistance Programme
India  /  Published 23.08.21

Minister refuses to raise paltry pension

Sulochana Behera eagerly waits for her old-age pension of Rs 500 every month at her home in Garh Nipania village in Puri district, Odisha. Within hours of receiving the sum, the widowed Sulochana spe...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.02.21

Budget for nutrition scheme shrinks

Deepa Sinha, an activist, said: “Children have once again been neglected in the budget. Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan, which are together a bigger scheme than only the Anganwadi scheme, have rece...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.20

Keep a close eye: Social audits in India

The auditing agility of government programmes seems to have gained strength. After the recent floods in Assam, the state planned to carry out a social audit of relief measures to look into corruption ...
By Santosh Kumar Biswal, Uttam Chakraborty

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.20

Survey cloud on schemes

The Bengal government’s decision to stall all surveys in view of protests over the new citizenship matrix has halted the biannual update of lists of beneficiaries of development schemes, holding up ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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