D-Sector for Development Community

   Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Agriculture - Duties and Rights - Education - Environment - Food - Global - Governance - Health - Indian Economy - Indian Society - Physical Development - Social Welfare - Water and Sanitation
People, Partition and the Pain
By Rina Mukherji
15 Aug 2013

Dr Jayanti Basu's book analyzes the complex feelings of hatred and longing for the homeland that have contributed to shaping the personalities of a generation of people who were forced to ..


Food diversity can fight hunger
By Pandurang Hegde
22 May 2013

Living democracies where farmers make their own decision on what to grow and eat leads to eradication of hunger. It enhances the dignity and confidence of local communities, and teaches them ..


To pee or not to pee
By Sudhirendar Sharma
21 Apr 2013

Sustained pollution of major rivers; continuous decline in groundwater reserves; priority allocation to non-consumptive sectors; and, growing disparity in water distribution only indicates that the worst is still to come!..


 

ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

 

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT
SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Book Shelf

Yamuna Manifesto

A Journey in the Future of Water

Spoiling Tibet

On Western Terrorism

Heroic Krsna

Abominable Science

 

Views
Legal View  

(read all)

Case for National Water Law
Will Jagpal be another Godavarman?
 
Expert View  

(read all)

Food diversity can fight hunger
Making sense of growth
 
Point of View  

(read all)

People, Partition and the Pain
Drylands too conserve biodiversity
 
Outside View  

(read all)

Ganga cleanup: Some unanswered questions
Baiga tribals show the way ..
 
Updates
Report  

(read all)

Retail convention oppose FDI
Study finds high mercury content ..
 
News  

(read all)

CMs want green clearances power
Action Aid India initiates KAP
 
Statistics & Data  

(read all)

Deaths due to malnutrition
Facts on Tobacco use
 
Appointments & Movements  

(read all)

Ertharin Cousin to be new ..
Homi Khusrokhan is new BNHS ..
 

 

Legal View

Social Entrepreneurs
Young Impressions

 

Learning
Studies  

(read all)

Gender-based violence affects women’s mental ..
Irregular lifestyle can cause brain ..
 
Publications and Reviews  

(read all)

Journey from purdah to power
Do you know about Monsanto?
 
 
 
Features
Profiles and Activities  

(read all)

Unique endeavour to educate villagers
UNIFEM launches initiative to end ..
 
Young Impressions  

(read all)

Why this economics?
Enough! No more corruption!
 
Country Focus  

(read all)

Women pay the price of ..
Ethiopia moves ahead, despite problems
 

 

 

Editor's Note

As a platform, d-sector.org aims to promote 'public politics', where citizens can attempt to influence policies without being part of politics.

Being a concerned citizen and erudite writer, you feel strongly and think deeply about problems and solutions all around us. Many a time, you feel the urge to share your anger, frustration, excitement, humour, hope and satisfaction with others. At d-sector.org, we attempt to view and analyse development issues from a wider but distinct perspective. If you can raise fresh and stirring questions, and observe beyond the visible, we encourage you to communicate your views to the world through d-sector.org.

We expect you to first send us a brief synopsis (about 300 words) of what you intend to write and why. However, our assent to synopsis will not guarantee publication of the final article/report.

We prefer comprehensively edited articles/reports (600 to 900 words) written in simple but interesting language (much better if accompanied by relevant photos). Use facts, figures and logic to back your views and make sincere efforts to cover all relevant aspects while writing and reporting on issues and events.

If you are an artist, you can also contribute your cartoons, sketches, illustrations etc for d-sector.org. You can discuss with us the issue which inspires you to draw. We try to suitably reward our contributors for their creative efforts.

Even if you do not have time to write and draw, you would still be accessing interesting and useful information that you can share with our inquisitive readers. It could be relevant to any page (like quotes, profiles, activities, statistics, news, studies, publications, events, opportunities etc) available on d-sector.org under UPDATES, FEATURES, LEARNING and SERVICES.

What you write may relate to India, or to a different country or region. All writings, relevant to Development Practitioners and the informed general public, are welcome.

So, don't hesitate. If you do have something important to contribute to the public domain, write to: editor@d-sector.org or use the box given at the bottom of d-sector.org Home page.

NB. Editorial prerogative will be exercised by d-sector.org. However, all content contributions will be treated with equal respect. At d-sector we shall strive to maintain high standards of ethics and objectivity. Contributors are expected to align with this by following professional ethics with regard to: credits / reference to source / acknowledgements / integrity of contents. The contributor will be solely responsible for intentional or unintentional duplication of any previously published information or material.

[+ more]

 

 

Corruption Watch

The bad news is that corruption has not only sustained but has grown in size and stature in the country. With scams being a regular feature, seventy per cent respondents in a survey have rightfully opined that corruption has continued to increase in India. One in every two interviewed admit having paid a bribe for availing public services during last one year. Transparency International's latest survey reveals that the political parties top the chart for the most corrupt public institutions, followed by police force and legislatures. No wonder, India continues to make new records on the global corruption arena!

The shocking revelation is that the health and education sectors haven't remained untouched by this phenomenon. With 5th and 6th positions respectively for these sectors on the public perception chart on corruption, corruption has crept insidiously into these sectors of hope for the masses. With bureaucracy being fourth in the list of corrupt institutions in the country, corruption seems to have been non-formally institutionalized with little hope if public services would ever be effective in the country. With economic growth having literally institutionalized corruption, are we now expecting corrupt to be socially responsible - a different CSR.

 
Poor. Who?

Not giving 'aid' to India is one thing but calling it 'rich' is quite another. If one in three of the world's malnourished children live in India, what does average daily income of $3 indicate? It perhaps means that there is a relative decline in poverty - people are 'less poor' than what they used to be in the past. But having crossed the World Bank arbitrary threshold of $2 a day does not absolve the 'developed' countries of their obligation to part with 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income in development aid. Should this three-decade old figure not be revised?  

An interesting debate in UK's House of Commons delved on future of development assistance by the British Government. While prioritizing limited resources has been a concern, there has been no denying the fact that development aid must be guided towards tangible gains over a short period of time to start with. There are difficult choices for elected governments to make - should they invest in long-term primary education or in short-term university scholarships? Which of these will bring gains and trigger long-term transformation in the society. As politicians continue to be divided on the matter, poverty persists!!   

 

 

Commentators | view all
Devinder Sharma
Devinder Sharma
Carmen Miranda
Carmen Miranda
Pandurang Hegde
Pandurang Hegde
Sudhirendar Sharma
Sudhirendar Sharma


Cartoon


Political mud slinging in Goa
Carmen Miranda

Facebook Blogspot Twitter LinkedIn Google Groups  

 

 

 

Namee
Emaill
Remarks 
Upload
Enter Code
   
     
WoW Gold,Buy WoW Gold,Website Design,Web Design,Health Tips,Health Guides,NFL News,NFL Jerseys,Fashion Design,Home Design,Replica Handbags,Replica Bags,Jewelry Stores,Wedding Jewelry,WOW Gold,Cheap WoW Gold,Wedding Dresses,Evening Dresses,MMORPG Guides,MMORPG Tips,Fashion Jewelry,Fashion Crystal,Sexy Lingerie,Best Sexy Lingerie,Fashion Clothing,Fashion Shoes,Travel News,Travel Guides,Education News,Education Tips