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Prime Minister’s Comprehensive Economic Package: Rehabilitation of Kashmiri Migrants

With the onset of militancy in Kashmir during 1989-1990, many Kashmiris had to migrate from Kashmir to safer places in Jammu and adjacent areas. According to the data from the Department of Relief and Rehabilitation Government of Jammu and Kashmir, 44,167 registered migrant families live in Jammu. Amongst them, 39868 are Kashmiri Pandit families, 2574 …

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A Solution-Centric Mindset is Fundamental to Public Policy Work

Albert Einstein, widely regarded as one of the greatest physicists of all time, had famously remarked “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”. Einstein, in all likelihood, made this statement to influence scientific temper and inculcate the value of scientific thinking, but his quote is easily admissible …

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A Case for Urban Employment Guarantee Programme – Necessity, Precedents and Proposals

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on not just public health, but also on economies and livelihoods of people around the world. Socio-economic inequalities worsened globally, pushing about 230 million people into poverty in India alone, as per a report by Azim Premji University [1]. If there is one thing that the last …

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Defining Sustainability

The United Nations (UN) adopted 17-Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. All members of the UN including India are committed to these global goals.  The SDGs are inextricably intertwined for the holistic development of communities and nations and aim to achieve prosperous and peaceful living for human beings, ensuring food, nutrition, and health security for …

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