Instead of just spending money and believing that this is all it takes to fix the system, the government should do some out-of-the-box thinking and show that it really means business when it comes to nutrition for children.
With key government legislations stuck in Parliament because of disruptions, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen urged the opposition parties to be 'responsible' and discuss the issues in Parliament instead of disrupting it. HT reports.
Grains rotting everywhere, but for Indians, there isn’t a bite to eat
The government and opposition parties are jointly obstructing a Bill that could make a big difference to people’s lives. The governement is looking for ‘economical’ ways of disposing the excess stocks, writes Jean Drèze
The flagship National Food Security Bill, which has been years in the making, is likely to be placed before Parliament in the forthcoming budget session, with a parliamentary panel approving it on Thursday and food minister KV Thomas opposing any further delay.
No one can be blamed for being born in an upper caste, but this privilege entails a responsibility to fight the caste system, writes Jean Drèze.
The tweaked food security Bill creates no entitlements and violates the basic principles of fairness. This is an alarming plan, writes Jean Drèze.
The National Food Security Bill looks unwieldy to even its staunchest supporters, such as development economist Jean Drèze and Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen. Zia Haq writes.
By restricting social benefits to BPL households, the poverty line will be fully converted from a statistical benchmark to a real-life social division. Jean Drèze
We condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent murder of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) activist Niyamat Ansari in Kope gram panchayat, Jharkhand, and a similar attempt — on the same day, March 2 — on the life of his associate Bhukhan Singh.
There’s excess food stocks in the godowns. Then why is the government stepping back on the National Food Security Act, asks Jean Drèze.
Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera give the details on how, with the help of some of our MPs, mid-day meals were about to be replaced by biscuits. Read more...
To achieve the full potential of the NREGA, the Centre needs to fix the organisational loopholes, writes Aruna Roy, Jean Drèze & Nikhil Dey.