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

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Privatisation of Water and Governance Failure

Privatizing Water: Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis by Karen Bakker (Orient Black Swan: New Delhi), 2011; pp 297, Rs 695.

The Future of Tribals in Telangana State

This response to "A Separate Telangana: Promises and Prospects for Tribal People" by R Ramdas (20 July 2013) looks at the Andhra Pradesh government's initiatives for tribals, as well as their future in the new state to be, Telangana.

Telangana Simmers

This is with reference to the editorial “Telangana Simmers” ( EPW , 13 October 2012). The editorial is absolutely right in saying that the support for a separate state is near universal, not only in the region but in the whole state. Contrary to perceived opinion the people of coastal Andhra and...

Assessing an Index

LETTERS Issn 0012-9976 Ever since the first issue in 1966, EPW has been India’s premier journal for comment on current affairs and research in the social sciences. It succeeded Economic Weekly (1949-1965), which was launched and shepherded by Sachin Chaudhuri, who was also the founder-editor of EPW...

Neglected and Parched

We would like to add to the perceptive paper “Irrigation in Telangana: The Rise and Fall of Tanks”, by Gautam Pingle (EPW, 25 June 2011). While agreeing with Pingle’s views, we would like to emphasise that there has been a drastic relative decline in the share of government-funded irrigation in...

MFIs vs SHGs

With reference to the article by Tara S Nair, “Microfinance: Lessons from a Crisis” (EPW, 5 February 2011), I would like to add the following: Poverty reduction through the self-help group (SHG)-bank linkage programme is the only viable option, as successfully demonstrated in rural Andhra Pradesh...

Tribal Development

Tribal Development in Andhra Pradesh: Problems, Performance and Prospects by K Mohan Rao; Booklinks Corporation, Hyderabad, 1999; Rs 250 (paperback), pp xiii+223.
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