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Migration is fuelled by many factors: economic, climate change, civil strife, caste discrimination, and sometimes a combination of aspirations and desperation. Lack of portability of PDS rights mean that these people depend either on their employers or labour contractors for food provisions or purchase expensive food in the open market(AP)

Creating a new welfare paradigm for migrants

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 08:54 PM IST
PDS portability will help them, but education, health, voting must follow
Venkaiah Naidu says should switch over to e-vehicles for curbing pollution.(PTI)
Venkaiah Naidu says should switch over to e-vehicles for curbing pollution.(PTI)

Venkaiah Naidu says should switch over to e-vehicles for curbing pollution

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 02:57 AM IST
The two-day long conference is aimed at facilitating discussion on sustainable urban development with environmentally clean transportation and climate change.
The focus on corruption has served to deeply centralise the welfare bureaucracy at the cost of building a local government system that is genuinely responsive to citizen needs.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The focus on corruption has served to deeply centralise the welfare bureaucracy at the cost of building a local government system that is genuinely responsive to citizen needs.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

The welfare debate must go beyond corruption

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 11:02 AM IST
The most damaging consequence of the focus on corruption is that it has legitimised the view that the only way to fix India’s broken welfare system is by curbing discretion and tightening scrutiny
Aadhaar is designed to address the problem of false identity or ghost beneficiaries. But, as activists and researchers have repeatedly pointed out, ghost beneficiaries are not the only form of corruption(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Aadhaar is designed to address the problem of false identity or ghost beneficiaries. But, as activists and researchers have repeatedly pointed out, ghost beneficiaries are not the only form of corruption(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

There are no short cuts to building State capacity

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 03:20 PM IST
Fixing India’s broken welfare system is about investing in the people that make the State. As the Aadhaar debate rages on, this must not be forgotten.
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