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

Articles By Haryana

Characterising Economic Activity in Near Real-time Using High-frequency Indicators in Haryana

There exists almost no information on the dynamics of the economy on a quarterly or monthly basis at the state level. The use of high-frequency indicators opens the door for nowcasting the state economy and would also help to calibrate policy changes in the very short run. This is a pioneering attempt for Haryana, where the HFIs were observed and compared with the gross state domestic product and tax revenue performances and were found to be in sync with each other.

Unveiling Gender Negotiation in Everyday Life

Negotiations and resistance to hegemonic gendered values become a part of the everyday lived experiences of women when they enter the domain of sports. Against the backdrop of the vibrant sports culture and institutions, in a village in Haryana, the study examines the changing notions of femininity and the role of social structures in shaping the experiences of sportswomen largely from the agrarian background.

New Initiatives for Democratic Decentralisation in Haryana

The 73rd amendment to the Constitution has given a new lease of life to panchayati raj institutions in terms of the continuity of regular elections and certainty for their permanent existence. But the strength of these institutions has been left to the apathy of the state government. The political leaders and bureaucracy did not allow the institutions of self-governance to grow by granting them the desired functions, finance and functionaries. However, the present government in power in the state has delegated several schemes to strengthen these institutions.

 

Farm Reforms, Protests and By-election in Haryana

The central agricultural reforms have emerged as a new factor that played a vital role in the recently held by-election in a Haryana assembly constituency. Due to opposition from farmers and political parties to the so-called new farm reforms, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Jannayak Janta Party coalition has remarkably lost its vote share and an opportunity to win a rural constituency by-election. The Indian National Congress has become a major beneficiary of opposition to central new farm legislation in Haryana.

 

BJP’s Sweeping Electoral Victory in Haryana

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s sweeping victory in Haryana in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections has highlighted the changing nature of politics in the state. The BJP overshadowed the regional parties which used to be its coalition partners in past elections. Dynastic politics which was one of the main features of Haryana politics was rendered ineffective as the BJP was accepted across various socio-demographic indicators.

Water Crisis in Punjab and Haryana

After the Green Revolution, Punjab and Haryana have become water-scarce states due to the introduction of paddy as the main kharif crop, a massive increase in cropping intensity, and rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. However, the real issue--of reverting to sustainable cropping patterns and improving water-use efficiency--remains unaddressed. An improvement of 15% to 20% in water-use efficiency from the present level can provide each state with the increased water share it is demanding.