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

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Means to Augment Human Well-being

Post-growth Thinking in India: Towards Sustainable Egalitarian Alternatives edited by Julien-François Gerber and Rajeswari S Raina , Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2018; pp xxii + 365, ₹ 1,075 .

Beech ka Raasta

This field study from Sirohi district, Rajasthan, reveals that, faced with staff shortages, resource constraints and mountains of paperwork, officials and teachers of the primary education department employ a variety of innovations that they term beech ka raasta to deal with challenges and meet targets. This article examines the strategies employed by the lower-level bureaucracy to get the job done in the jugaad framework, suggesting that these tactics are not employed to subvert policy but rather to implement it in the spirit of seva.

Red-Taping Agricultural Research

The committee constituted to review the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has a serious credibility problem. It is a committee of bureaucrats and management experts with just one agricultural scientist.
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