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Odisha opposes construction of Polavaram dam in Andhra Pradesh

Odisha Government asks Planning Commission not to grant revised investment clearance to the controversial multi-purpose project The site where the proposed dam will be built inPolavaram. File Photo Bhubaneswar, Jun 1 (PTI): Strongly opposing construction of Polavaram dam in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Odisha government… Continue Reading →

Out of shadow, PPPs at last come under RTI ambit

DoPT issues guidelines providing for suo motu disclosure of all information relating to PPPs under RTI Act   Prasanna Mohanty | New Delhi | April 17 2013, Governance Now In a dramatic turnaround, the union government has now opened up… Continue Reading →

#India – Food Security Bill is affordable

REETIKA KHERA, The Hindu The subsidies meant for the poor are always under attack, while the rest are able to retain their privileges. The additional allocation in grain and money terms will neither distort the grain market nor place a… Continue Reading →

UIDAI mum on #Aadhaar cards for Prime Minister, Sonia #UID #WTFnews

TNN | Mar 8, 2013, The RTI activist demanded to know if Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, other parliamentarians and Union Cabinet ministers possessed Aadhaar cards, UIDAI failed to provide details. HYDERABAD: A recent RTI query to theUnique… Continue Reading →

UID – #Aadhaar Number Linked Cash Transfer A Surreptitious Plan To Buy Votes

      By Gopal Krishna   19 October, 2012 Countercurrents.org   New Delhi: Biometric data based 12 digit Unique Identification (UID)-Aadhaar Number linked welfare schemes is being bulldozed with 2014 elections in mind with the ulterior motive of altering voting… Continue Reading →

If UID is voluntary, why is it used to deliver services? #Aadhaar #Nandanilekani

  October 19, 2012 20:06 IST     How can Aadhaar be deemed ‘voluntary’ if service delivery is being made dependent on it, asks Gopal Krishna Biometric data based 12-digit Unique Identification — Aadhaar number — linked welfare schemes are… Continue Reading →

Plan panel wants govt to retreat from healthcare #Goodnews

  Nitin Sethi & Kounteya Sinha, TNN | Aug 8, 2012, 02.17AM IST NEW DELHI: In a move that has angered the health ministry, the Planning Commission has asked for reversal of the long-standing public health policy from the 12th plan onwards ending governments’… Continue Reading →

Ministry opposes plan to overhaul healthcare #Goodnews

The ministry has asked Planning Commission to rewrite its chapter on health in the 12th 5-year Plan document Vidya Krishnan New Delhi: The health ministry has opposed the Planning Commission’s proposal for a radical overhaul of the public healthcare system,… Continue Reading →

India moving from providing healthcare to only managing the services #wakeupcall

Govt ready with radical health plan State’s role to diminish from provider to manager, making way for private firms, individual practitioners Vidya Krishnan, livemint.com  New Delhi: The government is set to relinquish its role as a provider of primary healthcare,… Continue Reading →

Letter to Dr. Manmohan Singh on Universal Access to Health Care

Contact address: Flat no-1 B, Orient Manor 15, High Street, Cooke Town, Frazer Town Post Bangalore-560 005 Telefax-91-080-25461920, 25471680   To, The Honourable Prime Minister, Government of India   Copy to- Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of Health and Family… Continue Reading →

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