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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana: A Perspective


Every year more than 13 million Indians enter the working age. The country has an annual training capacity of 3 million on adding up all the training and educational capacities in ITI s, polytechnics, graduate colleges, professional colleges etc. It takes 1 year to 4 years to create an educated/ skilled Indian. Therefore even if a rapid ...


Health budget: A perspective


Health sector policy making is extremely challenging and complex. The backdrop for policy formulation are low public spending and high out of pocket expenditures. The out of pocket expenditure on health care as a proportion of total household monthly per capita expenditure was 6.9 percent in rural areas and 5.5 percent in urban areas. De...


Working the ISRO way


Recently ISRO launched 104 satellites in one go. This is a great feat for a country like India on a world stage. In fact Rare is an agency of the government of India associated with the development of cutting-edge technology and global standards in execution. But what is it about ISRO that makes it stand for excellence when a plethora of...


Analysis of Budget: A perspective


Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley, in his Budget for 2017-18, has put the money where the mouth is. The following is the brief analysis of the budget. Protectionism: Given the kind of global challenges like protectionism being resorted to by the most developed economies and the capital flight away from the emerging ma...


Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan: An overview


The Union Cabinet has approved 'Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan' (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate. The outlay for this project is Rs.2,351.38 crore to usher in digital literacy in rural India by March,.2019. This is in line with the announcement made by Finance Minister in the Union Budget 2016-17. PMGDISHA is expected to ...


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