An increase in budget and beneficiaries under a policy may not necessarily reach the most vulnerable, just like a growing GDP does not ensure development. A better policy goes beyond free giveaways and statistical reach, one that caters to both greater coverage and deeper societal penetration. While the Indian economy, when measured on the scale of total production output per year, has been fairly strong, the scope and scale of existing labour schemes are still limited in penetrating the intersectional layers of society. (Read More)
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