GS-II: Social Justice

What are reasons behind the disproportionate death of girl children in India?

November 1, 2018

Despite of the natural biological advantage they girl child have over male child for survival there are higher mortality rates of girl Child. A study in the journal BMJ Global Health, suggests that the unequal treatment of females in society could be the reason behind this. Reasons for the disproportionate death rates In 2015, a total

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What are the main difficulties faced by migrant labourers? Why they continue to be the most vulnerable lot in India?

October 24, 2018

The recent incident of exodus of migrant labourers from Gujrat is a testimony to the fact that the migrant labourers who contribute immensely to the economy of the host state receive little or no attention from the host governments. Mostly employed in the blue coloured jobs and labour intensive sectors they are highly concentrated in

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Why the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana failed to deliver?

October 23, 2018

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) is a government-run health insurance programme for the poor. It provides health insurance coverage to the unrecognized sector workers belonging to the BPL category and their family members. Why RSBY has failed to deliver? The RSBY has failed to deliver because of its design which was complex. The beneficiaries were provided with the smart cards

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