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Health and education lack priority in India
Feb 28, 2010 Nine is Mine, a global campaign on child advocacy have argued that inspite of an increase in allocation of funds, the government has undermined its own promise on universalisation of education and health services in the Union Budget 2010-11.
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India Budget 2010-11: Social equity takes back seat
Mar 02, 2010 With a promise to bring double digit economic growth, while the Union Budget 2010-11 has increased overall plan allocation, it has not shown the same commitment towards the social sector. Schemes such as NREGS, education and health sectors have got a minor increase in allocations.
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Bangladesh: Nine projects to fight climate change
Apr 27, 2010 The Climate Change Fund Trustee has sanctioned Tk 46.50 crore for initiating nine new projects led by various government agencies to fight the impacts of global warming. Besides the projects, the State Minister for Environment and Forests has also approved the policy guidelines of Climate Change Fellowship.
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Addressing imbalance in gender bugeting is crucial for India
Feb 23, 2011 Gender budgeting translates gender commitment into budgetary commitment through allocation of funds for programmes that addresses women’s economic, social and political needs. The union budget of India has to take effective measures to address inadequacy in outlays targeting women by reviewing all major programmes and schemes in order to make their objectives, operational guidelines, financial norms and unit costs more gender responsive.
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"Citizen participation should be key to the budget process": Prof. Leonor Briones
Feb 25, 2011 Professor Leonor Magtolis Briones explains why it is important for citizens to be involved in the process of national budget. She also emphasises on framing a gender-sensitive budget as the cornerstone for the empowerment of women in any country.
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Indian civil society calls for greater inclusion in budget 2012
Jan 18, 2012 Social sector related groups highlight need to promote financial inclusion and inclusive growth during pre-budget consultations with Union Finance Minister.
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"CUTS" note for the Indian Finance Minister
Jan 23, 2012 Read a memo submitted by CUTS International to the Indian Finance Minister in a pre-budget consultation.
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"Improve planning for service delivery"
Jan 25, 2012 In a pre-budget consultation with the Indian Finance Minister, Rajesh Tandon, President, Society for Participatory Research in Asia called for improved and better targeted implementation of policies and centrally sponsored schemes.
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VANI appeals to relax tax norms for charitable activities
Jan 24, 2012 The Voluntary Action Network India has urged the Finance Minister to disable provisions under the Income Tax Act which does not allow voluntary organisations to raise resources through business or commercial activity even if it is incidental to its charitable purpose.
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Budget should focus on higher inclusion: Muhammad Musa
Feb 04, 2012 Muhammad Musa, CEO and Country Director, Care India, expresses his concerns on healthcare and poverty eradication programmes in a letter to Indian Finance Minister ahead of Budget 2012. Excerpts:
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Budget should encourage partnerships for long-term development
Feb 06, 2012 The budget should promote Public-Private Partnership to tackle issues of poverty and unemployment. The government should not wait for the trickle-down effect of development to reach grassroots, says Rakesh Jinsi, National Director, India, SOS Children's Villages - an international charity.
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Budgeting for sustainability
Feb 07, 2012 Government schemes should be re-oriented from an ecological and social justice perspective in the long run. But, as an intermediate measure, each of these agencies should budget for environmental measures, writes environmentalist Ashish Kothari.
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Disability rights budgeting: The need of the hour
Feb 08, 2012 It is high time the Government of India incorporates disability rights budgeting, on the lines of gender budgeting, in their Union Budget, writes Javed Abidi.
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Long term economics Vs. Short term gains
Feb 09, 2012 In the years ahead, perhaps around 25% of our national budget will have to be invested in countering climate change and the sooner we start walking this path the better, says environmental activist and writer Bittu Sahgal.
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Want a budget that empowers SCs/STs
Feb 23, 2012 The National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) Chairman Ashok Bharti has given a call to the Government of India to allocate one-fourth of financial resources for the skill and capacity building of the SC/STs in the upcoming budget.
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Make inclusion a reality: Oxfam India
Mar 06, 2012 Nisha Agrawal, CEO, Oxfam India says that can Budget 2012 be able to translate the vision of an inclusive society into a reality. She says that inclusiveness may be a multi-dimensional concept but it is not hard to measure. The organisation, this year, completes 60 years in India.
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Need for a course correction with the Union Budget 2012-13: Subrat Das
Mar 12, 2012 The forthcoming budget - the first in India's 12th Five Year Plan - assumes critical importance for socio-economic development in the country which demands urgent attention from the government, says Subrat Das, Executive Director of Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), New Delhi.
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Greenpeace demands separate budgetary allocation for eco-fertilisers
Jan 17, 2012 At a pre-budgetary consultation with Indian Finance Minister, Greenpeace India demands a separate budgetary allocation for ecological fertilisers which should initially cover the worst affected districts and should be spread out progressively across the country.
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'Yet another budget crafted for, and by corporate farmers'
Mar 03, 2010 Budget 2010-11 does not deliver directly to the citizens everything that they need. Instead it creates an enabling ethos, writes P. Sainath award winning Indian development journalist. He argues, by exposing the corporate kleptocrats, experts have quickly balanced the pro-farmer claims by the Finance minister and media.
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India: Union budget 2010-11 neglects the poor
Mar 09, 2010 The UPA-II budget is a brazen attempt to push the neo-liberal agenda which caters to the interests of upper middle class by totally neglecting the interest of the poor, says noted economist Prof. Prabhat Patnaik. The hike in fuel prices would affect the common man adversely, he adds.
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India focuses on rural development in the budget
Jul 07, 2009 India’s budget has attempted to ensure that the common man comes at the centre of development process. With the latest Economic Survey stating that 60.5% of the population is living on only Rs 20 a day, it remains to be seen how this budget helps in improving the conditions of the poor.
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India raises education budget but falls short of expectation
Jul 08, 2009 India has made a significant increase in the total expenditure outlay for education in its annual budget. Experts, however, say that the figure is still far less than the promised 6% of GDP and that the government needs to do more to improve the educational situation in the country.
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CRY says India's budget bypasses children
Jul 09, 2009 Child Rights and You (CRY) has said that India has ignored the interests of 400 million children in its annual budget, which is otherwise being dubbed as citizen-friendly. The NGO found it strange that 40% of the country's population continues to remain low in the government’s priority list.
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India: Right to food, health next in line
Aug 10, 2010 After the implementation of RTI and RTE, the Government of India is now said to adopt measures to ensure the Right to Health and the Right to Food for all citizens as per the Indian National Congress’s promise of inclusive growth.
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India ranks among top 15 in budgetary transparency
Oct 27, 2010 A survey conducted in 94 countries reveals that India is ‘moderately open’ in making budgetary procedures public. The Open Budget Index (OBI) also shows that budget procedures in India are more transparent than most South Asian countries.
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Obama to boost funds for clean energy in 2012 budget
Feb 15, 2011 President Barack Obama has proposed increasing funds for clean energy research and consumption in the 2012 budget. The Department of Energy will be provided $8 billion to support research in clean energy sources like wind, solar and advanced batteries by slashing subsidies for fossil fuels and funding for oil and gas research.
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Developing nations condemn UN budgetary cuts
Apr 19, 2011 A coalition of 131 developing countries criticised the proposal of the United Nations to enforce budgetary cuts. The group fears that shrinking spending will adversely affect social and economic conditions in many developing countries who rely heavily on UN schemes.
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Pakistan: Civil society urges HIV/AIDS education in shools
Dec 01, 2010 National AIDS Control Programme, Plan International, UN Education and Red Crescent Society launched a fifteen-day campaign under the theme of ‘universal access and human rights’ in Pakistan on the occasion of World AIDS Day. Panelists at the event urged the government to allocate budget for education and awareness about the disease.
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India: Gujarat offers the most transparent budget, survey
Feb 25, 2011 Gujarat has emerged as the highest ranked states among ten surveyed by the Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), an organisation working to ensure greater transparency in governance and a pro-people budget.
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Union budget 2011-2012: What civil society demands?
Feb 26, 2011 Ahead of the annual budget, the civil society gears up to highlight the glaring disparities in the society and what possible inclusions in the budget can help fill those gaps for a better economic and social growth of India. Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) and Oxfam India list their demands and hope for an inclusive budget.
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