Need a layered approach to aligning wage employment and crop insurance schemes

A report by the International Institute for Environment and Development makes a case for promoting better alignment between the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS). To do this, the report authored by Steinbach, D et al suggests that “policymakers also need to address structural constraints that limit…

CAG report points to discrepancies in environmental clearances

A recent report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on ‘Environmental clearance and post clearance monitoring’ states that “the existing processes for grant of environmental clearance suffered from various procedural deficiencies. This performance audit report (report no 39 of 2016 for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) looked at whether…