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Moving Away from Agriculture : Boon or Bane?

Moving away from Agriculture : Boon or Bane? To download: Click here “If agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will have a chance to go right in the country.” – M. S. Swaminathan.   India was and is a land of agriculture. Agriculture is the most important sector of the Indian economy and is considered itsContinue reading “Moving Away from Agriculture : Boon or Bane?”

Screaming Mind, Stapled Mouth : Mental Health and its Stigmatisation

Screaming Mind, Stapled Mouth : Mental Health and its Stigmatisation To download: Click here Interviewer: Ms. Namrata Chandorkar Research Associate, IDEA In order to clear the hush around mental illness and related issues, IDEA interviewed Mr. Shiv Kumar, a renowned psychologist, who speaks of the stigma around mental health issues. In talks with Mr. Kumar,Continue reading “Screaming Mind, Stapled Mouth : Mental Health and its Stigmatisation”

A Student’s Manual to Being a Campus Ambassador

A Student’s Manual to Being a Campus Ambassador To download: Click here Ms. Atifa Naaz, Research Associate, IDEA, is in charge of coordinating IDEA’s Campus Ambassador Programme. She has penned down her thoughts in this blog where she elaborates on how a Campus Ambassador Programme helps individuals gain valuable skills (in addition to boosting yourContinue reading “A Student’s Manual to Being a Campus Ambassador”

Case Analysis: Satish v. State of Maharashtra

Case Analysis: Satish v. State of Maharashtra To download: Click here Intent of Legislation > Strict Interpretation of Statute   Just a week ago, in yet another heartbreaking incident of child molestation, the judgment of the Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench) has stirred a discussion over the interpretation of the Protection of Children from SexualContinue reading “Case Analysis: Satish v. State of Maharashtra”

MeraBills: A Step towards Financial Inclusion

MeraBills: A Step towards Financial Inclusion Recently, Innovations in Development and Empowerment Alternatives (IDEA) undertook consultancy on a financial literacy initiative named “MeraBills.” In conversation with Ms. Narayani Gupta, Programme Officer, IDEA, let us understand what this initiative was all about.   What is “MeraBills?” What is its inspiration? Its vision?   Imagine a situationContinue reading “MeraBills: A Step towards Financial Inclusion”

India’s Covid Vaccination Response

India’s Covid Vaccination Response “When an apple a day could not keep the doctor away”   Four days ago, dispersion of the much awaited vaccination for the novel coronavirus commenced. There are two vaccines available in the market by two separate companies, namely the “Covaxin” manufactured by Bharat Biotech International Ltd., and the “Covishield,” licensedContinue reading “India’s Covid Vaccination Response”

Multilingualism under the National Education Policy, 2020

Multilingualism under the National Education Policy, 2020 “A rose smells just as sweet called by any other name.” The National Education Policy of 2020 (hereinafter referred to as the “NEP 2020”) garnered much scrutiny and interest from stakeholders across the country. Many believe that the Policy is only impressive in essence seriously while doubting itsContinue reading “Multilingualism under the National Education Policy, 2020”

Indian MSMEs and the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan

Indian MSMEs and the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (also known as “MSMEs”) are amongst the most influential drivers of economic development, innovation, and employment in the country. MSMEs registered with the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum indicate that micro enterprises constitute a majority, both in terms of number of enterprises (88 perContinue reading “Indian MSMEs and the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan”

Impact of COVID-19 on MSMEs: Results of a Survey Conducted in May 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on the Indian MSMEs Sector In India, one of the sectors badly impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the resulting lockdown was the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector. There were 63.4 million crore unincorporated non-agricultural enterprises in India in 2016, as estimated by the National Sample Survey 73rd Round inContinue reading “Impact of COVID-19 on MSMEs: Results of a Survey Conducted in May 2020”

Mapping of SDG with the Aspirational District Action Plan of Sukma (Chhattisgarh, India)

Transformation of the Aspirational Districts Programme (TADP) is a highly ambitious initiative of Government of India, which intends to effectively transform some of the most backward districts in the nation in time bound manner. In total, there are 115 aspirational districts identified by NITI Aayog. Five themes have been identified as priorities under the initiative.Continue reading “Mapping of SDG with the Aspirational District Action Plan of Sukma (Chhattisgarh, India)”