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An alternative development agenda for India, Sanjay Kaul

This book provides a revamped, transformative, and fiscally sustainable developmental agenda for India to radically improve the well-being and livelihoods of its citizens
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Endorsement Page -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1: The 'People First' Imperative -- Identifying Vital Areas -- Understanding Poverty -- Understanding Government Policymaking -- Notes -- Chapter 2: Universalizing Healthcare -- A Health System in Tatters -- A Well-functioning Health System -- Yawning Gaps in Public Healthcare -- Prioritizing Public Health -- Transforming Primary Health Facilities -- Women and Child Health -- Disease Prevention, Management, and Health Education -- Health Insurance and Private Sector Regulation -- Enhancing Health Budgets -- Notes -- Chapter 3: Battling Malnutrition and Food Insecurity -- The Context -- High Malnutrition and Nutrition Imbalance -- Inextricable Linkage of Poverty and Malnutrition -- An Ineffective PDS -- Changing Policy Mindsets -- Focusing on Child and Mother -- Communication Is the Key -- Transforming the TPDS -- A Multi-pronged Approach -- Re-prioritizing Nutrition Budgets -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Caring for the Young Child -- The Well-being of the Young Child Is Paramount -- Sluggish Progress in Children's Well-being -- Neglect of Girls and Disadvantaged Children -- The Absence of Early Child Care and Education -- Absence of a Caring Environment -- Systemic Challenges to the ICDS -- The Need for Coordinated Cross-sectoral Action -- Improving Child Health -- Child Nutrition -- Reimagining the ICDS -- Making ECCE Meaningful and Effective -- Expanding Child Day Care Services -- Enhancing ECD Budgets -- Notes -- Chapter 5: Ensuring Quality Schooling -- Issues Plaguing School Education -- Gaps in Enrolment -- Children Are Not Learning -- Unmotivated and Inadequately Trained Teachers -- Poor Performance of Government Schools -- Flourishing Private Schools and 'English' Education -- Modest Education Budgets
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (224 pages)
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