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The PESA ACT, 1996
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Author Archives: Goodpal
Poverty violets human rights of poor people. It can’t be understood properly from the narrow lens of income but must be viewed as a state of inability to live comfortable life. The disabling factors may come from psychological, social, political or cultural dimensions of life. Continue reading
Lifestyles of Indians basically have spiritual roots. They value material things but at the same time also appreciate the importance of mental well-being. The 9 domains of Bhutan’s gross national happiness offer ideal framework to guide “development” in India. Continue reading
Economic growth in the so-called market economy inherently favors the rich; the poor only derive the “trickle down” benefits.” In fact, poverty is needed to subsidize the businesses of the rich through their low wages; therefore, poverty can never the eliminated. Continue reading
Global efforts to protect forests through the REDD / REDD+ initiatives are great. But the question is why the the rich countries don’t actually cut their own emissions. Moreover, forests have other roles beyond carbon sequestering. So forests must be viewed from a holistic perspective, not just greenhouse gas emission angle. Continue reading
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the main vehicle for universal elementary education in India after the RTE Act became operational in 2010. There are problems of quality and shortage of teachers but why should we concentrate only the dark side of SSA? Continue reading
It is strange that India is the biggest center of poverty in the world, yet for the commercial electronic media it is no news. Driven by the blind pursuit of TRP and “profit maximization” for the corporate bosses, the defenders of “free speech” are speechless when it comes to making poverty a hot national issue. Continue reading