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Failure of Uttar Pradesh’s Textile Policy

The rejuvenation of textile industry post 2017 and the government’s claim of doubling the per capita income of handloom workers from the year 2016 to 2020 has been contradictory to the Fourth All India Handloom Census, 2019–20, released by the Ministry of Textiles. This article critically analyses why the Uttar Pradesh textile policy of 2017 fails to enhance the economic situation of the handloom workers.

Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in West Bengal

Literacy and education are vital developmental indicators for a nation. With more than 200 million children, India has the world’s most extensive primary education system. While primary school enrolment has increased significantly, learning levels remain low. To strengthen foundational literacy and numeracy, the West Bengal government launched “Shishu Aloy” a model Integrated Child Development Services centre in 2015. But the shortage of trained anganwadi workers is the major drawback of this programme in rural villages of West Bengal.


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