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Developed India needs the dignity of development

There has been a significant reduction in chronic poverty, but India has a long way to go to ensure opportunity for all to realise their fullest human potential

For every citizen to realise their fullest human potential, our government schools, hospitals, health and nutrition centres and skill opportunities, all have to perform much better than at present.
Published on Mar 27, 2024 11:35 PM IST

Behind the rise in rural consumption spending

The National Rural Livelihood Mission, better targeting and delivery of benefits, wider reach of digital public infrastructure have contributed to the spurt

The extensive use of the digital public infrastructure and unique identity through Aadhaar across programmes made it possible to transfer funds directly to beneficiary accounts.(AFP)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 10:00 PM IST

What makes government schemes and missions work

Community connect, respect for the federal principle, civil society partnerships and women-led development are necessary conditions for a more inclusive India.

Rural women busy making jewellery and other items using Moonj grass in Mahewa area of Prayagraj. (HT File)
Published on Feb 08, 2024 10:06 PM IST

Reaching the Deprived: Lessons from SECC

SECC 2011 was path-breaking in creating a constituency of the deprived. While updating it will be tough, it must be done. A real-time social registry of the deprived is the way to leave no one behind.

To be sure, the second SECC will take some time for completion; the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed work on the 2021 census, which had been due to get underway.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 08:29 PM IST

A plan for better CSR funds to boost rural livelihoods

How can corporate firms secure value for money with their expenditure on improving lives and livelihoods? A few key points of action are placed below.

Corporate social responsibility has been mandatory in India since 2014. (Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 18, 2022 07:27 PM IST

Why development projects are critical for rooting out extremism

Development projects bolster internal security and help policing become more focused and result-oriented, ensuring a government-people bond. This is crucial because the battle against internal terror cannot be fought without the help of the people

The experience of educating the children in the Musahar community — one of the most marginalised Dalit groups — gave us insights into why they joined the Maoist movement. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 25, 2022 06:35 AM IST

The need for Centre-state partnerships at every rung

The central, state, and local governments must work together to improve policy outcomes and deepen reforms.

Ayushman Bharat initiatives and all rural development programmes modified and launched in the last seven years, have FFIs, which allow state-specific tweaks for better implementation and outcomes. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 09:57 PM IST

Investing in frontline health staff is crucial

Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), the only activists in a public health care system, has made a perceptible difference tackling the Covid-19 crisis

Frontline teams now have the ability to work with panchayats and community organisations such as self-help groups (SHGs). (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2022 10:51 PM IST
ByAmarjeet Sinha

A model for equitable development | Opinion

A rural livelihood mission, through self-help groups, is transforming the lives of women

Women SHGs have emerged as vibrant community institutions of the poor(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 08:34 PM IST
ByAmarjeet Sinha

The government, is committed to implementing MGNREGA in letter and spirit

Union rural development secretary Amarjeet Sinha responds to an analysis piece on MGNREGA, which appeared in the website on October 26

An analysis of last six year’s data reveals that person days’ generation in the month of September comes down in a good monsoon year(HT)
Published on Oct 28, 2016 09:07 PM IST
ByAmarjeet Sinha

NHAM is the next logical step after NRHM

The NDA government is considering rolling out a National Health Assurance Mission to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare by the common man. Health is a State subject and the state’s ownership and thrust on governance determines its success. This is the lesson from the NRHM.

Updated on Aug 06, 2014 04:31 PM IST
ByAmarjeet Sinha

Put hygiene, safety on the menu

The death of 23 children in Bihar after eating food served as part of the mid-day meal scheme is a very sad event. Forensic investigations at 2 independent labs have found monocrotophos, a lethal pesticide, in very large concentration in the oil that was used. Amarjeet Sinha writes.

Updated on Aug 02, 2013 07:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAmarjeet Sinha, New Delhi/patna

Teaching misses the mark

If a student must better her grade, the school needs to change first, writes Amarjeet Sinha.

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Updated on Jan 20, 2013 10:08 PM IST
ByAmarjeet Sinha

A finger on the pulse

The unsatisfactory performance of an under-funded public health system (PHS) often creates the impression that India can do without it. Amarjeet Sinha writes.

Updated on Nov 25, 2012 10:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAmarjeet Sinha
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