Policy Watch No.12

COVID-19: Crisis-hit Rural India Needs Effective Farm Policy Implementation

Sangeeta Shroff

India's farm sector, which is still the country’s largest employment provider, suffered heavy losses in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The sector, which is socio-economically both diverse and complex, has always faced institutional constraints ranging from debt-dependency to exploitative marketing intermediaries and left the Indian farmer vulnerable to both monsoon and markets. When COVID-19 struck, the Government of India was quick to ...


COVID-19: Press Releases and Updates by the Government of India and the World Health Organization [HTML and PDFs]

This is a compilation of press releases issued by the Government of India through the Press Information Bureau, Delhi, from January 17, 2020, and the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, links to other important official communication/advisories are provided.This page also contains links to articles published by The Hindu Centre on Politics and Public Policy on COVID-19; daily State-wise Status by the Ministry of Health and Family ...


National Education Policy 2020 [PDF 1.38 MB]

The National Education Policy, 2020, was announced by the Government of India on July 29. The full text of the new policy, which to proposes to revise and revamp "all aspects of the education structure, including its regulation and governance", can be accessed through the following link.