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Economist who slammed Modi's JAM trinity out of government conference

Jean Dreze, a noted economist who was was a member of Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, was dropped from the list of speakers at the Delhi Economics Conclave organised by the finance......

Pay government employees well but spare a thought for our farmers too

Do our farmers not deserve a life of dignity? Why should farmers always bear the burden of keeping food prices and inflation low? How many farmers in India actually earn Rs 18,000 per month, the......

Spare him from the noose: Judges, politicians urge president to pardon Yakub

Politicians, actors and eminent jurists have written a petition to the President to waive off the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict’s execution, saying it ‘would degrade us all’. Leaders......

'Polarisation shows Gujarat has had a terrible experience'

In a note to his students titled ‘In a Background of Elections – The Development Debate’, Dr Frazer Mascarenhas, principal of Mumbai’s St Xavier’s College, one of the......

Principal of Mumbai's St Xavier's College slams Gujarat development model

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has faced a lot of flak over his Gujarat development model. On Tuesday, criticism came from an unexpected corner when......

Bihar and India's uncertain glory

Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze advocate stronger laws to improve basic education but believe that public scepticism and media criticism of corruption in such schemes are misplaced, says Sunil......

Keep cash off food security Bill: Economist

A study on the Public Distribution System by a team led by National Advisory Council member and economist Jean Dreze found only 18 per cent of respondents in a survey, of 1,227 below-poverty line......

NREGP architects boycott anniversary celebrations

Non-government activists Aruna Roy and Jean Dreze, who are widely regarded as architects of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP), boycotted its fourth anniversary celebrations......

Jobs guarantee Bill diluted

Noted economist Jean Dreze on Friday said the Employment Guarantee Bill, which aimed to provide 100 days of employment a year to a member of every household, had been watered down. Dreze is one of......

Will Jaitley's Budget cheer pensioners and India Inc?

The Centre is grappling with the question of its fiscal roadmap not only for this year but for 2018-19 Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met economists and policy......
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A day with Dreze

"I had met Jean Drze several times before. Once, in the early 1990s, when he was teaching at the London School of Economics, and living in a... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2018/feb/19/a-day-with-dreze/7ab17e076acf70f50699425e6d761676
India needs more inclusive, active social policies, says Jean Dreze

Dreze also expressed concern over widespread underemployment and stagnating wages, which according to him, reflected 'lopsidedness of economic... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-s-economic-growth-has-done-little-to-improve-quality-of-life-dreze-118011400374_1.html
How ABBA may have made PDS more vulnerable

Recently, there have been a spate of harrowing reports on how a mandatory Aadhaar for essential services like the Public Distribution System is... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/aadhaar-hunger-how-abba-may-have-made-pds-more-vulnerable-92723.html
Top economists write to FM on delay in roll-out of maternity

Top economists of the country have written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the delay in the roll-out of the maternity benefit scheme announced... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/top-economists-write-to-fm-on-delay-in-roll-out-of-maternity-117122200570_1.html
Economists ask Jaitley to hike pension, maternity benefits

The economists who signed the letter included Jean Dreze , Abhijit Banerjee, Ajit Ranade, Jayati Ghosh, Kirit Parikh, Mihir Shah, Rohini Pande, and... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/economists-ask-jaitley-to-hike-pension-maternity-benefits-117122100065_1.html

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