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Performance of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

National 04-Jan-2022

The performance of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)  scheme has been found deficient which necessitating urgent need for improvement especially when the novel coronavirus pandemic has resulted in economic shocks for 260 lakh women who deliver on an average a child each year in India.

Beyond the Forest Rights Act


As of April 30, 2020, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs had received 42,50,602 claims (individual and community) under the Forest Rights Act (FRA) , of which titles were distributed to 46% of the applicants.

A good for the dairy sector


Last year, India’s withdrawal from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was a major victory for the farmer’s organisations, trade unions, associations of small and medium industrial producers and civil society groups, which had organised widespread agitations against the free trade agreement.

Anti-dumping duty on Chinese goods


India has imposed an anti-dumping duty on five Chinese products, including certain aluminium goods and some chemicals, for five years to guard local manufacturers from cheap imports from the neighbouring country.

Tackling plastic waste


Recently, the Environment Ministry published draft regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) which according to many experts, disregard the commitments made by the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016; the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016; and the Swachh Bharat Mission..

Assets not dependents


Concerns about “population explosion” have also given way to joy about a “demographic dividend” which is expected to give a push to economic growth due to the lower dependency ratio which results from having a larger proportion of the population in the working-age group.

A public health data architecture for India


The report of the fifth round of the NFHS which was released recently has a large volume of data that is openly accessible.It is the go-to source for many researchers and policy makers and is frequently used for various rankings by NITI Aayog.

A strategic bulwark


The 3rd meeting of the India-Central Asia Dialogue was held in New Delhi on 19 December 2021 under the chairmanship of the External Affairs Minister of India in which Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan took part.

Transforming denial into deliberation


Manual scavenging is a shameful practice, eradication of which is not only the responsibility of the government but also of the society because manual scavenging is rooted in India’s historical system of hierarchy and exclusion: The caste system.

Rising inequality


As per the 'World Inequality Report 2022', India is among the most unequal countries in the world, with rising poverty and an 'affluent elite. While India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, it is also one of the most unequal countries.


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