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The more India engages with ASEAN, the more it can reap the benefits?

Posted by vikasjaiswal on January 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who was in New Delhi for the India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit, tells that the Southeast Asian region is keen on a constructive partnership with India.


Hasn’t ASEAN’s task become more difficult in terms of balancing the different priorities of nation states with the joining of the US and Russia as Dialogue Partners? Wha...

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Cash transfers can help make India less unequal, but are not a magic bullet?

Posted by vikasjaiswal on January 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments ()

It is not the modality of cash transfer that is the only issue, but also how much, and for whom, and also, instead of what, asks Amartya Sen.


The Union Government has launched the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) programme to give benefits like scholarships, pensions, NREGA wages, etc. directly to the bank or post office accounts of beneficiaries. There are also talks of direct transfer of subsidies for food, fertilizer and kerosene at a later stage. Will the scheme work?

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