ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Ajit Kumar Singh

NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index

The multidimensional poverty index computed by the Niti Aayog suffers from several methodological shortcomings as well as wrong or improper selections of indicators. The most glaring mistake in the report is the inclusion of multidimensional deprivation index estimates for urban areas for all districts. This reduces the validity of the findings for policy intervention as well as international comparison.

Is There a Case for Political Reservation for OBCs in State Assemblies and Parliament?

A large section of the population consisting of Other Backward Classes and Muslims do not have adequate representation in state assemblies due to deep-rooted social, educational, and economic backwardness. The Supreme Court has upheld reservations for backward groups in government jobs. However, this logic was not extended to the question of their political reservation.

Economic Growth in Uttar Pradesh in Recent Years

This article critically scrutinises the tall claims of the state government using the official figures of the gross state domestic product, and shows that over the four years of the present government, the per capita income in UP has increased merely by 0.43% as against the claim of 100% growth. The analysis of growth rates at the sectoral level shows that the rates of growth in most of the sectors during the present government are lower than the growth rates registered during the previous government.