Indian Economy Notes 2020

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

Socio Economic Development Notes 2020 (#2): New Labour Codes; Is It True That Only 6% Farmers Benefit From MSP?

Is It True That Only 6% Farmers Benefit From MSP? The apparent source of the 6% figure is the Shanta Kumar-headed High Level Committee on Restructuring of Food Corporation of India (FCI). The report, submitted in January 2015, had noted that only 5.21 million of the country’s total estimated 90.20 million agricultural households in 2012-13 …

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Socio Economic Development Notes 2020 (#1): Covid 19 And Urban Poor; Why Bangladesh Is Overtaking India In Economic Growth

GDP Growth Of India And Bangladesh Development economists Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen showed in their 2013 book, An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions, that Bangladesh had been outshining its larger neighbours on indicators such as infant mortality, child immunisation, female literacy, access to improved sanitation, and total fertility rate. When the nation was …

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National Digital Health Mission

Indian Economy & Socio-Economic Development Notes: September 17, 2020

Neglect Of Service Sector The service sector has been a key driver of both the global and Indian economy over the last three decades. The economic reforms since the early Nineties unleashed the potential of the services sector by utilising available skilled manpower due to state-supported higher education. The share of manufacturing in India’s GDP …

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Indian Economy & Socio-Economic Development Notes: September 12, 2020

Inequality Between Men and Women COVID-19 has increased the inequality between men and women living in poverty, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women report. The poverty rate for women was earlier projected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and 2021, but with the coming of the pandemic, it …

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Notes On Economic & Social Development: August 29, 2020

Implementing National Digital Mission: Opportunities & Challenges It’s fitting that the launch of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) was the centrepiece of Prime Narendra Modi’s speech on the country’s 74th Independence Day. With comorbidities emerging as one of the main causes of mortality in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the salience of a repository that can alert the …

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