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Who Are the Urban Poor? An Inquiry into the Identification of Urban Poor

Who Are the Urban Poor? An Inquiry into the Identification of Urban Poor   Mudassar Mahamad Jamadar   Abstract The increasing urbanisation of poverty has raised serious concerns in recent times. However, historically, governing agencies have neglected the development of identification mechanisms to locate the urban poor. Similarly, academia has misrepresented urban poverty by limiting… Continue reading Who Are the Urban Poor? An Inquiry into the Identification of Urban Poor

Contributions of Non-Profit Startups to Education and Health Sectors

Contributions of Non-Profit Startups to Education and Health Sectors Fakih Amrin Kamaluddin and Kala S Sridhar Abstract Recent years have seen a surge in the emergence of non-profit startups who are harnessing the power of technology in order to benefit the marginalised and under-privileged sections of society. Given their significance to society, this paper studies… Continue reading Contributions of Non-Profit Startups to Education and Health Sectors

Are Indian Cities Generating Sufficient Revenues? The Case of Bengaluru

Are Indian Cities Generating Sufficient Revenues? The Case of Bengaluru Sukanya Bhaumik and Kala S Sridhar Abstract This paper estimates the revenue capacities for Bengaluru, based on the city’s economy. It attempts to understand factors that affect the citizens’ willingness to pay taxes and participate in governance through a survey-based approach. The paper finds that… Continue reading Are Indian Cities Generating Sufficient Revenues? The Case of Bengaluru

Urbanisation and Governance in Tamil Nadu and Kerala:  Aspects of Service Delivery

Urbanisation and Governance in Tamil Nadu and Kerala: Aspects of Service Delivery Anil Kumar Vaddiraju Abstract This exploratory paper examines the issue of urbanisation and urban governance with reference to Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The paper is a comparative study of these two states with case studies drawn from one district of each state. Urbanisation… Continue reading Urbanisation and Governance in Tamil Nadu and Kerala:  Aspects of Service Delivery

India and Bhutan: Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-Border Trade

India and Bhutan: Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-Border Trade Uttam Lama Abstract Studying the trade interactions and engagements between India and Bhutan via various border corridors leads to an understanding of the critical role that border corridors play, particularly for landlocked nations like Bhutan. This research holds significant importance in the context of the need… Continue reading India and Bhutan: Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-Border Trade

Livelihood, Gender, and Online Platform: A Case of CSCS In Karnataka

Livelihood, Gender, and Online Platform: A Case of CSCS In Karnataka Meenakshi Rajeev and Pranav Nagendran Abstract The Common Services Centres (CSCs) programme, initiated by the Indian government in 2006, is an important avenue for both employment generation as well as improving the reach of government services. Women often take up these online-based activities as… Continue reading Livelihood, Gender, and Online Platform: A Case of CSCS In Karnataka

The Positioning and Performance of Organised Food Processing Industry in India – A National and Sub-National Level Analysis

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Performance of Major Ports in India – Inter and Intra Port Analysis

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Policy Impacts on Indian Telecom Services Industry: Sales, Connectivity

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The Role of Telecommunication Service Sector in Indian Economy – An Analysis of Output and Employment Linkages

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