A workshop on ‘Right to Information Act’ was held on 11-Jan-09 at Hulkoti in Gadag District, under the aegis of K.H.Patil Krishi Vignana Kendra. The objective was to sensitize people about the importance and various applications of the Act. Dr.R.Balasubramaniam, Ms.Poshini and Mr.Shekhar participated as Resource Persons. About 400 people attended the workshop. An ‘Information Movement’ was also launched for using the RTI act to good effect to bring about transparency and accountability in the Govt. administrative machinery. Mr.D.R.Patil, ex-MLA of Gadag was present on the occasion.
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Ms Nirmala Sitharaman announced the setting up a Social Stock Exchange (SSE) in her budget speech of July 2019 and SEBI was the nodal agency to help set it up. SEBI set up a working group with the mandate of framing the norms for it. Though there are 5 fully functional SSEs and 6 SSE equivalents in the world till date, none of them have been successful. India can learn several lessons from the Global experience and needs a SSE that is Indian in its outlook while at the same time effective in its approach and design. The SEBI report
Year 2020 will be remembered for a long time as the year that challenged many of our established ideas, beliefs and certainties. The year in which the best of our formulae—for success, happiness, effectiveness—were found wanting. More than halfway through the year, we have far more questions than answers. The COVID crisis is dictating a new normal to all. Whether it is in the space of healthcare, governance, education, national economies, crisis response, finance, community work or just managing one’s daily life, everything has changed overnight. It is quite likely that there is no going back to the old and
This article appeared in the Deccan Herald dated 6 May 2020. Read it here You can also read it from here: Bommi is an indigenous tribal farmer living on the fringes of Bandipur National Park in Karnataka. Each year, she grows ragi on her two-acre land. For their assistance in the harvesting of the crop, her relatives and neighbors are rewarded with a few bags of ragi, depending on how much she has reaped in that year. This year was no different, and before the Covid-19 pandemic, Bommi was waiting for the harvested crop to be threshed. Unfortunately, things did
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