A first analysis of the summary results from the National Sample Survey Offi ce's 2011-12 consumer expenditure survey throws up some interesting results. The monthly per capita expenditure shows an accelerated growth across all deciles. However, expenditure inequality has widened in both rural and urban areas. A study of the "drought effect" in 2009-10 by using information from the 2004-05, 2009-10 and 2011-12 surveys suggests that the impact of the drought on the rural poor may have been softened by government programmes, while the urban poor were less fortunate that year.

PATNA, 26 AUG: Basic infrastructure development is “very very poor” in north and eastern India, rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said today while suggesting that time had come for revisitin

Analysis of the features attributed to grassroots innovation shows them to be common to all innovations whether in rural, industrializing or industrial locations and does not justify splitting innovation into one with the suffix ‘grassroots’ and another without it as done in India’s current innovation policy. Examples and experience from industrialized countries bring out that innovation policies should adopt an integrated approach for all innovations irrespective of the location or process they emerge from.

While there is a need to lay over 45,000 km of rural roads to provide all-weather connectivity to all the habitations having population of at least 250, the State Government has set an ambitious ta

NEW DELHI, 3 AUG: Reflecting the gravity of the situation, the empowered group of ministers (EGoM) on drought will meet here again on Tuesday, 7 August, to discuss the drought situation in the coun

Jammu: Expressing concern over poor implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), the Committee on Estimates (EC) of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today directed the

Much of the scholarship associated with the “urban turn” in south Asia has focused on the upper middle class or the poor. This study examines social change through the lens of interstitial places and populations. In particular, it focuses on young men who find themselves “in-between” in multiple senses: between youth and adulthood, the rich and poor, and the rural and urban.
This “in-betweenness” shapes how they navigate a changing economic and institutional landscape. It also shows how the forms of enterprise they engage in stitch together the rural and urban in new ways.

Recent decades of globalisation provide a new starting point for the study of south Asia by highlighting critical human issues that force history into the present and generate new productive conversations between history and social science. One fundamental issue is the increasing inequality in wealth and control over human resources, globally and in south Asia. Economic policy regimes in the contemporary world resemble those of laissez-faire imperalism of a century ago more than national state planning regimes that prevailed from the 1950s into the 1980s.

JAMMU, July 26: Terming effective Panchayats as essential component for rural emancipation, Minister for Medical Education, R.S.Chib, today emphasized the need for stronger coordination between the

Ranchi, July 24: The Saranda villagers’ wish of getting piped water and toilets at their houses may actually get fulfilled.