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

Articles By Development

Avoidable Controversy on Multidimensional Poverty

Given three alternate approaches to projecting poverty figures— (i) ignoring the impact of COVID-19, (ii) including it fully, and (iii) excluding only the peak impact—NITI Aayog choosing the data set that excludes the peak months of COVID-19 in 2020, as has been done in the National Family Health Survey-5, seems appropriate. However, any attempt to explain poverty reduction in a year in terms of developments or programmatic interventions in that year is unlikely to go unchallenged.

 

 

Land Subsidence and the Sinking City Dynamics in Joshimath

Highlighting the nexus between the tourism–carrying capacity and infrastructure development in the region, the instances of sinking and cracking of houses in Joshimath are shown to be a result of the heavy pressure on the land to develop infrastructure for the tourism industry, which has exceeded the region’s TCC.

Beyond Remorse to Reflection: Curating a Strategy for Research and Response for Adolescents in India post COVID-19

Global data on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents show that >150 million children and adolescents in 165 countries have been affected by the pandemic-induced closures (Xiang et al 2020). This article presents experiences and conversations around the pandemic’s effect on the adolescent population and the need for spotlighting and vulnerabilities of adolescent girls, specifically, in India. The article tries to establish the need for deeper introspection on “successes and learnings” of responses across development programmes designed to address the impact of the pandemic with this population group of Koppal district, Karnataka.