What the frack!
Policy Post #108
Editor’s Note ✍️
This week, we’re bringing to you a slightly technical but insightful piece on the Indian economy and its growth trajectory. As you scroll ahead, you will see a deep dive into India’s Urban Employment Guarantee Programme and the urgent need for social security nets for the marginalized. Finally, we have a video on Fracking (which is the injection of a fluid at high pressure into an underground rock formation to open fissures and allow trapped gas or crude oil to flow through a pipe to a wellhead at the surface - the definition is super technical, but we promise the video is not).
Hope you’re excited about the weekend, have plans to sip on something warm, binge-watch something nice (or trashy, no judgment here) and get ready for EoY shenanigans!
With that, we bring to you: Policy Post #108!
This Week’s Policy Focus 🔎
A Case for Urban Employment Guarantee Programme – Necessity, Precedents and Proposals
Rahul R writes: 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. If there is one thing that the last two years of pandemic has shown us, it is the dire necessity of social security nets for the welfare of marginalised and vulnerable sections of society in terms of crisis, like the current pandemic.
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