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In Amartya Sen vs Jagdish Bhagwati debate, was Sen right after all? -Manas Chakravarty The COVID-19 Pandemic brings a new perspective to the Sen vs Bhagwati 2014 debate. Just before the general elections in 2014, a rather unlikely fight erupted in the pink papers. In the Left corner, wearing what some people said were bright red shorts, was Nobel Laureate and economist Amartya Sen. In the Right corner, wearing true blue shorts, was eminent trade economist Jagdish Bhagwati. The dispute was whether social welfare and health...

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The echo of migrant footfalls and the silence on policy -Sanjoy Hazarika

-The Hindu There are four things that need to be done in the country in the wake of the Pandemic crisis When we hear the word migration, we think of Kerala and West Asia, or the United States and the West. However, the number of Indians who have migrated over the past decades to these geographies is minuscule compared to the vastness of the movement within the country. A few years ago,...

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India’s Covid trajectory should be measured against that of its neighbours -Deepankar Basu & Priyanka Srivastava

-The Indian Express A meaningful comparison of India with its largest neighbours — Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — is a much better way to understand the spread of the Pandemic and assess the effectiveness of responses to contain it. A comparison of India’s situation with its neighbours is much more meaningful than the comparisons regularly put out by the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, where India is almost always...

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Self reliance and FDI dependence -Surabhi Agarwal, Bobby Ramakant and Sandeep Pandey

-The Indian Express Privatisation does not make a self-reliant nation. A decentralised, people-centric approach to development will help Mahatma Gandhi’s conception of self-reliance was of simple living and self-sufficiency. The basic idea was to use local resources and a local workforce for the production of commodities for local consumption to the extent possible, with minimal dependence on the outside world. But the Indian government’s clarion call for “Atmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India) has...

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Beyond food rations: Six ways India can ensure nutrition security for its most vulnerable people -R Gopinath & B Jayashree The country has adequate stockpiles of foodgrain. But how can it ensure a varied diet for its people during this crisis? For agricultural labourer Dhanalakshmi Manikandan, her home garden in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai district has never looked more appealing. With her daily income cut of by the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the vegetables in her garden have become a valuable part of the daily meal for her...

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