Human rights of Rohingiyas: Livelihood crisis amidst climate uncertainty

An Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI) note* on web policy discussion on No-Land’s Man: The Human Rights of Rohingyas”: Every human being holds some fundamental rights which is called human rights as enshrined in the international legal framework and globally endorsed legal system. The UN Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948 says that … Continue reading Human rights of Rohingiyas: Livelihood crisis amidst climate uncertainty

Bharat Patankar: Annihilation of caste should be Ambedkarites’ top agenda

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat* Mr Bharat Patankar has been a leading intellectual as well as political activist in Maharashtra with around fifty years of experience. His parents were part of the freedom movement and hence he was acquainted with their activities as well as meeting numerous political leaders and activists. Though he was a medical … Continue reading Bharat Patankar: Annihilation of caste should be Ambedkarites’ top agenda

Strictest punishment for mob lynching needed now more than ever before

By Sanjeev Sirohi* It has to be said right at the outset that mob lynching cannot be justified on any pretext and under any circumstances come what may! There has to be zero tolerance for it but right now we see that the perpetrators of the crime are either escaping with just no punishment or … Continue reading Strictest punishment for mob lynching needed now more than ever before

Implications of COVID-19 for migration and displacement: Food security trends in major hotspots

A joint study by the World Food Programme and the International Organization for Migration, “Populations at risk: Implications of COVID-19 for hunger, migration and displacement”, explores the impacts of COVID-19 and related containment measures on migrant workers, remittancedependent households and the forcibly displaced. It assesses the implications of the pandemic for people’s mobility, food security … Continue reading Implications of COVID-19 for migration and displacement: Food security trends in major hotspots

Pathways for India for raising climate ambition, biodiversity protection, sustainable development

An Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) note on IIM-A representing India in the FABLE consortium, which mobilises top knowledge institutions from 20 countries to support ways to achieve sustainable food and land use systems for achieving climate change goals: Operating as part of the Food and Land Use Coalition, the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and … Continue reading Pathways for India for raising climate ambition, biodiversity protection, sustainable development

India’s trade dynamics under Covid-19: Trade openness and value chain participation

By Prof Utpal K De, Dr Simi Mehta* The topics of wide debate and discussions of recent times have been revolving around the impacts of ongoing pandemic Covid-19 and consequences of various policy measures including the locking and unlocking of the economies, compensatory government measures vide cash transfers and other social safety nets, changing fiscal … Continue reading India’s trade dynamics under Covid-19: Trade openness and value chain participation

RTI reveals: Rs 1,360 crore paid out to undeserving persons under PM-KISAN Yojana

By Venkatesh Nayak* On 25th December, 2020, a third of the global population celebrated Christmas despite the restrictions imposed on their movement and assembly in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile the Hon. Prime Minister of India spoke on the occasion of the birthday of the Late Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee informing … Continue reading RTI reveals: Rs 1,360 crore paid out to undeserving persons under PM-KISAN Yojana