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

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India's Public Health: A Financial Aetiology

A close look at the utilisation of funds earmarked for the implementation of three public health programmes of the Government of India shows that more than the paucity of resources what bedevils the system is its inability to translate the funds into public health facilities and services. If we fail to take meaningful action to tackle the systemic deficiencies, we would be frittering away the demographic dividend we are endowed with.

Sanitation Programmes: A Glass Half-full

While appreciating the efforts made through the article "Culture versus Coercion: Other Side of Nirmal Gram Yojana" (EPW, 25 October 2008) to bring the issue of sanitation into the public discourse, this comment offers some clarifications on the alleged shortcomings of the programmes. It also builds a strong case for focusing more attention on achieving total sanitation in our country.
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