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Adding digital layers of indignity -Rajendran Narayanan

-The Hindu Dehumanisation is the likely outcome when humane aspects of governance get outsourced to technologies The right to live with dignity is a constitutional imperative. However, it rarely manifests in discussions surrounding digital initiatives in governance. Centralised data dashboards — valuable as they are — have become the go-to mode for assessing policies, relegating principles such as human dignity and hardships in accessing rights to its blind spots. Often when technological...

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Ration for poor families stolen in West Singhbhum -Animesh Bisoee

-The Telegraph Issue came to light during a public hearing organised by Khadya Suraksha Jan Adhikar Manch, an outfit espousing cause of right to food Jamshedpur: Ration meant for poor families under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand has been stolen. The issue came to light during a public hearing organised by Khadya Suraksha Jan Adhikar Manch, an outfit espousing the cause of right to food, at...

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In Wake of Ukraine War, India Set to See Rising Food Grain Prices -Siraj Hussain and Shweta Saini The wholesale price inflation for wheat in March was 14%. The retail prices will, therefore, reflect the same once the peak arrival season is over, in June 2022. Even the critics of India’s public distribution system (PDS) acknowledge that it worked well during the Covid-19 pandemic. Additional allocations of free food grains at 5 kg per person per month, under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), helped prevent mass hunger...

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Don’t link Aadhaar & voter ID -Usha Ramanathan

-Financial Express ”This is the swamp of unconstitutionality, and unwisdom, into which the ECI and the voter will be cast if this linking proceeds as proposed. The linking of the voter database with the UID database must bewilder anyone who has watched the progression of the UID project. It has been plagued by exclusion, fraud, leakage, biometric failure, insuperable barriers to updating the information on the database, and ‘civil death’. Attempts to...

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Centre likely to allow residents to fill their NPR details online -Vijaita Singh

-The Hindu No ‘Biometrics or documents’ will be collected, says Home Ministry report. The Centre will allow residents to fill columns in the National Population Register (NPR) forms on their own through online mode, a month before door-to-door enumeration by Census officials starts. After filling the form online, residents will get a reference code that they could mention to the field enumerator at the time of her/his visit, according to a senior...

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