Model Contract Farming Act, 2018

Context: With a view to integrate farmers with bulk purchasers including exporters, agro- industries etc. for better price realization through mitigation of market and price risks to the farmers and ensuring smooth agro raw material supply to the agro industries, Union Finance Minister in the budget for 2017-18 announced preparation Read More …

Meghalaya & A Social Audit Law

What Social Audit is? Social audits stood for — speaking truth to power.  Social audits can be developed as an ongoing process through which citizens participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the programme. Social audit is much more than just a tool of “good governance”. Meghalaya & Social Read More …

What’s in an election?

A democratic society: A democratic society is defined by its elections. The principle of one person, one vote (with some conditions) is seen as a defining principle of democracy. This principle has become so dominant that it has successfully reduced the idea of democracy to a ritual of casting votes. As Read More …

Prehistoric Rock Paintings

Context: Like many important monuments across India, the prehistoric rock paintings in Telangana’s Jayashankar Bhupalpally district are prey to confessions of undying love and names etched for posterity. Other facts: Increasing defacement, including instances of scraped graffiti and smeared oil paints, are a cause for grave concern at the millennia-old Read More …

‘Informal Summit’ in Wuhan

Context: Expecting a possible reset of ties between India and China in the wake of the ‘informal summit’ in Wuhan (April 27-28) between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, but the outcome is uncertain. The Wuhan city was possibly chosen by Mr. Xi to showcase China’s progress. As Read More …