Why the world's largest child-welfare scheme cannot stop children dying from malnutrition in India's city of gold. Pramit Bhattacharya
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It's a simple idea used by 40 countries: give the poor money instead of complicated schemes. India says it will too - but it isn't ready. Samar Halarnkar writes.
A sudden spike in headaches at a Delhi hospital made insurance companies and government officials suspicious. Samar Halarnkar writes.
The New Year is a time for hope. But hope isn’t enough. Five things eternal India must do to truly transform into emerging India, writes Samar Halarnkar.
India’s corrupt system of indirect subsidies can’t deliver inclusive growth. As the government falters, the argument for paying the poor grows. Samar Halarnkar writes.
Bhaggu, 65, says he can trace his memory back to when he was five. And he remembers the paradox that’s taunted him since: Of his village — Sohras, in northern Uttar Pradesh — being flooded every year and him having no water to drink.
With an efficient administration and a slew of subsidies, one of India’s smallest states hopes to be the first to conquer poverty in the next five years. But is Sikkim’s model of inclusive growth delivering too much to its citizens? Namita Kohli
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