The so-called Maharashtra’s worst drought since 1972 is an example of India’s water management failure and a scam of huge magnitude. Read more

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What has been amazing about the poverty line estimates is the politics around it and the pace with which the governments have shown reduction in poverty. Read more

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India’s Human Development Report 2011 had presented a rosy picture on social inclusion through economic development but it fails to a clear a paradox — the day when all Indians start their day not worrying whether they would be able to afford dinner or not. Read more

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There is a need to change the Right To Information law, as suggested by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but to strengthen it, not weaken.

PM Singh has rightly pointed out concerns of the government but these concerns need to be looked in the context of what the transparency law has done to governance in India. Read more

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