A close examination of Bihar's recent growth experience reveals several paradoxes. These are paradoxes only with reference to certain orthodox positions widely held in development economics. Resolving these paradoxes helps formulate a more incisive understanding of what bottlenecks lie in the way of eliminating poverty in Bihar and opens the way for working out solutions to the problem. 

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rajbala & Others Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 10/12/2015 regarding the constitutionality of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 8 of 2015).

Bihar's public distribution system used to be one of the worst in India, but the system has improved significantly from 2011 onwards. The National Food Security Act, backed early on by the political leadership, enabled the state to include the bulk of the rural population in this improved system. However, there is still a long way to go in ensuring that the system is reliable, transparent and corruption-free.

The provisional socio-economic data for Rural India has been released. The survey has been completed in all the 640 districts. It is provisional as the final lists are being uploaded in some districts after addressing all the objections received. It is being released as its use in evidence based planning for rural development and poverty reduction needs to be undertaken immediately.

The objective of the studyy was to assess the effect of experienced stigma on depth of multidimensional poverty of persons with severe mental illness (PSMI) in Delhi, India, controlling for gender, age and caste.

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This report is based on the employment and unemployment survey conducted in the 68th round of NSS during July 2011 to June 2012.

This paper investigates the underlying causes of poor economic growth of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, despite being endowed with relatively rich natural resources. Against the conventional view, the analysis reveals that poor economic growth is not due to a particular factor but an outcome of a myriad of social, economic and political factors rooted in structural, historical and macro-economic policies.

State specific issues under various rural development schemes.

Guidelines/framework for planning for works and preparation of labour budget under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA for the FY 2015-16.

Budget 2014-15: Speech of Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, 10/07/2014.

 

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