Assessing the Impact of Kanyashree Prakalpa on the Social Development of West Bengal

Joy Karmakar[1] [1] Lecturer, Serampore College, Hooghly, IndiaJoykarmakar49@gmail.com Title: Assessing the Impact of Kanyashree Prakalpa on the Social Development of West Bengal Author(s): Joy Karmakar Keywords: Child Marriage, Kanyashree, Social Development, Conditional Cash Transfer Issue Date: 24 February 2024 Publisher: IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute Abstract: Introduced by the West Bengal government in 2012, […]

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The Need And Implications Of A Tobacco Awareness Programme: Under the directives of the COTPA (Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act) of 2003 and Tobacco Free Youth Campaign of 2023

Apoorv Agrawal[1] [1] Bihar Institute of Economic Studies, & Mayo College, AjmerEmail: Apoorvag2414@gmail.com Title: The Need And Implications Of A Tobacco Awareness Programme: Under the directives of the COTPA (Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act) of 2003 and Tobacco Free Youth Campaign of 2023 Author(s): Apoorv Agarwal Keywords: GATS (Global Adult Tobacco Survey) NTCP (National […]

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Policy as a Discourse: An Exploration of Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulations in India

Suparba Sil[1] [1] Suparba Sil is a doctoral candidate at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.Email: suparb81_ssh@jnu.ac.in Title: Policy as a Discourse: An Exploration of Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulations in India Author(s): Suparba Sil Keywords: Reproductive health, health policy, assisted reproductive technology, anticipatory governance, political economy […]

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PP-Bridging Women, Peace & Security with Feminist Foreign Policy

Bridging Women, Peace & Security with Feminist Foreign Policy

The introduction of feminism as an ideology in the study of international relations and foreign policy seeks to challenge the notions of power, security, conflict, and sovereignty, which are traditionally masculine. Theorizing the importance of peace, security, and gender justice for the execution of feminist foreign policy requires questioning stereotypical constructions of masculinity and femininity in relation to significant sites of power and leadership, the dismantling of gender binaries that are present in states’ international behavior, the focus on women as a universal category, and the reproduction of intersectional relations in foreign policy practice. In light of this, this paper tries to follow up with some recent updates and deliberations as regards FFP.

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PP-The State of Indian Statistical System Evolution and Challenges

The State of the Indian Statistical System: Evolution and Challenges

The system of official economic statistics in India has undergone myriad changes since Independence. There have been various developments in its administrative structures and changing levels of focus on different economic sectors. The types of datasets available for these sectors have been ever-evolving and undergo dynamic changes owing to real-time measurement and analysis using ICT. Using this sector-wise classification of Agriculture, Industries, and Services, and also including the unorganized and informal sectors, the paper explores India’s structure of economic statistics.

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A Local Chronicle of the Smart City Enterprise: Case Study of New Town Kolkata, West Bengal, India

A Local Chronicle of the Smart City Enterprise: Case Study of New Town Kolkata, West Bengal, India

The Smart City Mission (SCM) in India is one of the highly publicized projects that focus on the ‘digital transformation’ of cities and towns across India. However, policy analysts and scholars have raised questions and concerns regarding such a transformation. The question is whether the SCM fulfills the pressing needs of towns and cities or not. New Town Kolkata is one of the cities in West Bengal which initially adopted the SCM but later rejected the program. They adopted a new state-funded project called Green City Mission. Within this context, it tries to focus on the shortcomings of the SCM and how cities in a peri-urban interface like New Town Kolkata are transformed and encounter different challenges. In addition, this paper also analyzes the newly announced Green City Mission of West Bengal and tried to understand the differences and similarities between both projects. The paper reveals that such projects failed to create employment opportunities not only for the people of the town but also for the people of the surrounding villages.

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What Can Really Explain the Inter-state Variations in COVID-19 Outcomes in India?

The study investigates into the explanatory factors for the variation in COVID-19 infections and deaths reported in Indian states as on March 31, 2021. The analysis considered the following state-wise data: proportion of people living in cities with population density higher than 5,000 persons per sq. km, per capita public health expenditure, health infrastructure per thousand population, per capita NSDP, and proportion of aged (above 60) people.

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Beyond hard interventions: (Co)managing COVID wastes in urban peripheries

Solid Waste Management (SWM) is one of the most important public health services which is provided by the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across the globe. The key focus of this service is to manage the generated wastes from different sources. With the onset of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-COVID-19 in late December (2019), there is a sudden upsurge in the quantity and quality of waste generation.

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