Social impact through public policy making in India – food security ordinance

Food Security Bill / Ordinance 2013
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the seriesPoverty around the world
Food Security Bill / Ordinance 2013
Food Security Bill / Ordinance 2013

Isn’t it a surprise for you all that I am writing on a topic that concerns with social impact? Well, although none of the articles till now on tuubol.com have been directly dealing with subjects that could bring in some positive social impact. In the wake of the ongoing discussions in the print, electronic, and social media about the issue of the Indian government bringing in an ordinance for the food security bill, the thought of the reason for which the issue was selectively picked up by the government has been bothering me. After all, the Indian populace is facing countless problems and most of them are related to poverty. The central government has brought in the Food Security Ordinance to implement food security for the poor in the country. If you look from the angle of a social activist or a pro-poor thoughts, you will find no problems in the government bringing in the law using the ordinance route. But, why was that done when there is a functioning parliament raises a multitude of questions. Continue reading “Social impact through public policy making in India – food security ordinance”

Poverty Line in India, a game of fooling the poor

Poverty Line in India 2013
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the seriesPoverty around the world
Poverty Line in India 2013
Poverty Line in India 2013

The hottest topic of discussion among all Indians recently has been, the definition of the poverty level ┬áin India. It has turned out to be the most debated topic in the country among the political parties. This debate is the result of the recent publication of the definition of poverty level by planning commission of India. The planning commission is chaired by the Prime Minister of the country and is led by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia. According to Indian Planning Commission: those who spend earn more than Rs 33.3 per day in cities and Rs. 27.2 in rural India are above the poverty line. So in monthly income terms, a family of 5 living in cities earning Rs. 5000 per month and a family living in a rural area earning more than Rs. 4000 per month are above the poverty line. What it means is that those families are able to meet all their ends on a daily basis. Well, that is what the planning commission of the country and a commission. Continue reading “Poverty Line in India, a game of fooling the poor”