Short Summary: This video summarizes India’s reforms to digitize and transform the cooking gas subsidy from an in-kind to a cash transfer program. It shows why low-income households could not adopt LPG adequately and offers solutions to increase the use of LPG in the country.
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.
NFHS 5 calls for urgent action on child nutrition in India
The article highlights findings from the first round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5, a large scale nationwide survey of households in India, released in Dec’20. The article primarily focuses on Five major indicators of child nutrition and compares the outcome of first round of NFHS 5, covering 54% of India’s population with previously conducted NFHS, 3 and 4 in the year 2005-06 and 2015-16 respectively.
Preparing for life after COVID-19: How India’s healthcare system can better respond to future shocks
India’s public healthcare system was tested by the onset of COVID-19. How India’s healthcare system can better respond to future shocks. Here are our findings and recommendations for better future preparedness.
Public Distribution System (PDS) – From food security to nutrition security
The Public Distribution System provides food security to more than 60% of the Indian population. However, nutrition security is still a challenge as a large segment of the population remains undernourished. Is it the right time for PDS to focus on nutrition security? What are the changes needed to ensure nutrition security through PDS? Watch our short video to find out.