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The Extent of Government Support for Frontline Workers in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan During the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, key nutrition and health Frontline Workers (Anganwadi Workers, ASHAs, and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives) found themselves with new roles and responsibilities in addition to their regular tasks (read our previous blog). This meant that they required new means to perform – primarily training on COVID-19 related activities, and resources from the government. … Continue reading "The Extent of Government Support for Frontline Workers in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan During the Pandemic"

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Policy Buzz

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening in welfare policy with this curated selection of news, published every fortnight. Policy News The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which increases the upper limit for abortions from 20 to 24 weeks for “special categories of women” has been passed in the parliament. The Women and … Continue reading "Policy Buzz"

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Policy Buzz

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening in welfare policy with this curated selection of news, published every fortnight. Policy News The Jharkhand government for the first time presented an outcome-based budget in which departments have been given specific targets, and the results will be measured by the end of next financial year. The union … Continue reading "Policy Buzz"

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‘Didn’t Care Much because All of Us were Getting the Vaccine Together’

The ‘Inside Districts’ series launched in April 2020 is a one-of-its-kind attempt to capture the experiences of district and Block-level officials, panchayat functionaries, beneficiaries and frontline workers, on their challenges and best practices. This interview was conducted with an ASHA worker in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh in Hindi on 27 February 2021, and has been translated. … Continue reading "‘Didn’t Care Much because All of Us were Getting the Vaccine Together’"

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Know Your Scheme

Through this blog, we give you a basic overview of India’s major welfare programmes.   Ayushman Bharat Launched in September 2018 under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) Consists of two initiatives: (1) The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY); and 2) The establishment of 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness … Continue reading "Know Your Scheme"