Under Modi, Record Rise In Unspent Funds For Dalits/Tribals

In the run-up to the 2014 general elections, then the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, while addressing a gathering of Dalits and backward classes in Kerala, had described himself as a victim of untouchability. “The next 10 years are going to be yours,” he had said. And the crowd broke into loud cheers. Read More

Rattled Indian textile sector begs for help

India’s textile industry is facing unwelcome international scrutiny after Welspun India, the country’s largest textiles exporter, was accused by a major U.S. retailer of passing off cheap cotton sheets as containing valuable fine Egyptian cotton. Welspun lost 36% of its market value in just two trading days on India’s National Stock Exchange after the complaints[…]

Cauvery issue: For Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, there’s no option of sharing the water

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka’s Cauvery basin reservoirs are half as full as they should be, according to an IndiaSpendanalysis of reservoir data in both states, even as the Supreme Court modified its week-old order and allowed Karnataka to release 20% less water–12,000 cubic feet per second, or cusecs, per day for the next eight days.[…]