Taking the well-designed SABLA scheme to the next level (Part-II)
This blog highlights the various challenges that plague the successful implementation of SABLA, an initiative of the government for the self-development and empowerment of adolescent girls. It further provides insights on how the government can restructure the program for efficient delivery of services.
Taking the well-designed SABLA scheme to the next level (Part-I)
For the 111 million girls in India aged 11-18, adolescence is particularly challenging due to poor access to healthcare, education, skill development, nutrition, employment opportunities, hygiene, and sanitation. Our blog examines the origin and evolution of SABLA, an initiative of the government to address these challenges.
Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part II
To check overexploitation of groundwater in Punjab, the state government launched an innovative pilot for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), “Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao” (Save water, earn money). This note highlights the on-ground challenges in the implementation of the pilot and the way forward.
Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part I
This note discusses how free power to the agriculture sector has led to the overexploitation of groundwater in India. It highlights the case of Punjab, where the government launched Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao (Save water, earn money), an innovative pilot program for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), to address the rapidly declining water tables in the state.