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#India- There is a credibility crisis at all levels of government- Aruna Roy

Padmaparna Ghosh, TNN | Jun 2, 2013, 05.58 AM IST This week activist Aruna Roy walked out of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), complaining about this government’s ideological bias and obsession with growth. She talks to Padmaparna Ghosh about the dilution of the social… Continue Reading →

Memo to Sonia Gandhi : Cash transfer may not get you a win in 2014

  by R Jagannathan May 30, 2013, First Post #Cash transfers #DCT #Espirito Santo #HowThisWorks #Politics #Sonia Gandhi #Subsidies Share3201 The Congress party has set great store by the direct cash transfers (DCT) scheme, which it has relabelled as direct… Continue Reading →

UPA-II failed to deliver on its promises: Aruna Roy’s report card

by Pallavi Polanki May 25, 2013  National Advisory Council (NAC) member and leading social activist Aruna Roy has come down heavily on the government for its poor performance in the social sector. Roy, an instrumental force behind the Right to… Continue Reading →

#India – 5000 people on the road to Protest Arrest of Women Health Activist

Massive rally by JADS in Badwani, MP to protest against unjust arrest of Madhuri As is now widely known, the leading organizer of Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan, Madhuri was arrested on 16th May 2013 at Barwani district court. This arrest… Continue Reading →

#India – A sound whistleblowers’ protection law is long awaited

The responsibility to protect Anjali Bhardwaj , Shekhar Singh : Mon May 06 2013, A sound whistleblowers’ protection law is long awaited. It languishes in Parliament at the system’s perilNandi Singh, a resident of a remote village in Assam, was brutally attacked with… Continue Reading →

MGNREGA inefficiently managed, finds CAG

Issue Date:  2013-4-23 Government spent Rs. 1,26,961 crore but hardly 30 per cent works are completed Exactly five years after the employment guarantee programme’s pan-India roll out, the programme seems to have lost favour with the rural poor. The Comptroller… Continue Reading →

#India- Wages for dead show Rs 55,000 cr loot in NREGA scheme #scam

Wages for dead show `55,000cr loot New Delhi, DNA, April 6: The corpse of Bengali Singh was burned to ash atop a funeral pyre in 2006.Five years later, the dead man was recorded as being paid under the National Rural… Continue Reading →

#India – MGNREGA activist gangraped, murdered in Bihar #Vaw #WTFnews

Author(s): Alok Gupta, downtoearth.org Date: Apr 3, 2013 Victim had angered influential landlord community of her village A 45-year-old activist, who had been protesting against irregularities in the implementation of the rural employment guarantee scheme, was gang raped near Mandai Khurd village… Continue Reading →

Don’t tamper with personal freedom via Aadhar and UID

 Dailyexcelsior, Dr Bharat Jhunjhunwala The Government has proposed to increase the scope of present scheme of providing pension to widows and helpless. The present qualifying age of 40 years age will be reduced to 18 years. Disabled will get pension at… Continue Reading →

#India- Average daily calorie intake in rural India falls 5%: Govt #WTFnews

PTI : New Delhi, Thu Mar 07 2013,    The average daily intake of calories of the rural population, as per the NSSO data, dropped by 4.9 per cent or 106 kilocalories from 1993-94 to 2004-05, Parliament was informed today. “As… Continue Reading →

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