By Arun Sinha The noted economist Surjit Bhalla’s argument that food subsidy has wiped out extreme poverty in India is highly erroneous. Bhalla, who arrived at this conclusion in a recent study done for the International Monetary Fund with two other economists, wants to make us believe that if only the stomachs of the poor […]
Hyderabad: Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar directed that schools should be closed early and instructed Collectors to prepare district specific heat wave plans in the wake of Met department forecast that day temperatures would increase further in the coming days. Efforts should be made to ensure all amenities to students appearing for examinations. The education department […]
Hyderabad: The Centre has shown its interest in providing impetus to urban infrastructure in the Budget. Besides aiming for urban sector policies, capacity building, planning, implementation and governance, the government also expects to find innovative ways of financing and faster implementation and building metro systems of appropriate type at scale. The government expects to make […]
Subbarao said the second positive aspect he sees is India's federalism, which, "warts and all", has withstood the test of vigorous democracy though there were tensions between the Centre and the states on some issues such as GST compensation.