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A case for Uttar Pradesh by Arpit Arora and Upasana Hembram

Girl Education and India

Although education is a fundamental right in India, according to Census 2011, 1 in 4 children of school going age is out of school in our country and 99 million children in total have dropped out of school in the last 10 years. Out of every 100 children, only 32 children finish their school education age-appropriately (DISE 2014–15). The Govt. has achieved universal enrollment in primary school but dropout rate is 4% in elementary school, rising to 17% in secondary school. For girls, these dropout rates are higher in…

The pandemic has upset budget calculations of all states. Tripura is no exception. Will the austerity measures announced help the state mitigate the economic fallout?


For quarter of a century, the small Indian state of Tripura was ruled by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its allies. Major news stories coming out of Tripura were focussed on the longevity of the ruling coalition, and the then Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, aka the poorest CM in India. In 2018, an alliance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the regional outfit Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) ended his reign…


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