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Countries such as India, which accounted for nearly a third of the people living in poverty globally, needed to complement efforts to enhance growth with policies that allocated more resources to t

Even as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has put on hold its ambitious unique identification (UID) code-linked cash transfer programme, a study by noted economist Karthik Muralidhar

With the Delhi Government deciding to merge the Anna Shree Yojna with the Food Security Scheme launched by the UPA Government in September last year, officials said around 7.5 lakh more people would start getting their entitlements under the scheme from April.

At present, around 32 lakh people are receiving highly subsidised rations in the city under the Food Security Scheme.

Using data collected from the evaluation of two government land titling interventions in the Indian state of Odisha, this new IFPRI working paper examines key relationships linking land and livelihood strategies.

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily on Wednesday announced that Aadhaar would no longer be mandatory for availing the subsidy given for nine domestic cylinders under the direct benefi

India’s sheer size and poverty have meant that addressing the needs of its hundreds of millions of poor and vulnerable citizens has preoccupied Indian policymakers since independence. Unsurprisingly, the mix of strategies, the resulting policy instruments to undergird them and their relative effectiveness have been a matter of contentious debate.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs is likely to take up on Thursday the Power Ministry’s proposal for a Rs.11,000 crore subsidy payout to cover the hiked electricity tariffs on account of th

The direct benefit transfer for LPG, (DBTL) scheme, will be extended to 289 districts in the country starting 2014, finance minister P Chidambaram announced after a cabinet briefing on Thursday.

Following good response to the LPG direct benefit transfer scheme, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry on Monday decided to extend it to 35 more districts from September 1, taking the total cove

Gearing up to launch the UPA’s food security scheme next month, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday stated that benefits would start percolating to beneficiaries by September.