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Mid-day Meals in Karnataka

In the context of opposition to the introduction of eggs in the mid-day meals scheme in Karnataka, the article delves into how the nutritional policy in the state has been held hostage by dubious unscientifi c beliefs ascribed to by small but infl uential religious and caste-based groups.

How Reliable Is Labour Market Data in India?

Public perception about the pattern of shock on the employment rate during COVID-19 is based on the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy data, which is widely referred to in public debates, corporate policy-making, and banking sector. The question that crops up then is how reliable is the CMIE data on the labour market? Here, the examination of the employment ratio indicator of the Periodic Labour Force Survey and CMIE is extended to two another very important labour market indicators, that are, labour force participation rate and unemployment rate, and a comparison of the PLFS and CMIE is carried out to look at their trends and association.

People's Health : Defining Industry Responsibility

The making of a drug policy in India has been a long and tedious odyssey through a tangled mass of opposing interests, dichotomous responsibilities, welfarist commitments and protectionist inclinations. Policy-making has been prompted nevertheless by certain notions of the role of pharmaceuticals in maintaining and enhancing the health status of people. Over the decades there has been an erosion of this focus because of intervening and often conflicting claims from industry. Periodically, committees and conventions have attempted to recover the focus.

Demographic Data

What has been done with the enormous amount of demographic data that have become available during the last decade? How many scholars have analysed the data and published research papers? How many in the government have used the data for policy-making? The answer to these questions are certain to be disappointing.
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