Stepping back from an ecological abyss

Stepping back from an ecological abyss For Mains What are the causes of concern for environment in India According to NITI Aayog, “600 million people in India face high to extreme water stress… with nearly 70% of water being contaminated; India is placed at 120th […]

Question on Credibility of the Survey Data

Question on Credibility of the Survey Data Context: Academics have questioned the quality of NFHS data for various reasons, based on the previous four rounds of NFHS databases. Similarly, such questions have been raised against the NFHS 5 database also. Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) – […]

Making Sense of the ‘freebies’ Issue

Making Sense of the ‘freebies’ Issue For Mains What constitutes a freebie? Resources distributed to the public as a result of election promises is what is often referred to as freebies. Do all such distributions amount to giving freebies? The distribution of free food grains […]