Policy Briefs & Reports

State Education Finances: A Deep-Dive...

This study is an attempt to provide an in-depth understanding of school education financing in India through an analysis of expenditures incurred across eight states from FY 2014-15 to FY 2017-18.

Improving Housing for Urban Poor: Lea...

In response to the national housing scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), the Government of Odisha designed the Odisha Urban Housing Mission – Awaas in 2015 to realise the goal of housing for all in the state. With an additional outlay as subsidy from the state government and the Centre ...

Improving Housing for Urban Poor: Lea...

The Government of Kerala dovetailed its state housing programme with the national scheme of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in 2015 to realise the vision for ‘Housing for All’. The State Poverty Eradication Mission of the Government of Kerala, or Kudumbashree, is the state-level nodal agency for imple...

IEC/BCC STRATEGY FOR FSM IN RURAL DHE...

With the State of Odisha being declared as ODF in 2019, the focus now lies in leveraging the momentum for creating and sustaining clean and sanitized villages through the delivery of adequate FSM services to all the residents of rural areas. Envisioning towards ‘Swachha Odisha Sustha Odisha’, the...

Towards a Sustha and Swachha Rural Dh...

Following significant national gains in access to a toilet facility under the Swachh Bharat Mission - Gramin (SBM-G), the Ministry of Jal Shakti launched the programme's second phase in 2020. SBM-G Phase II places an emphasis on and funds interventions in sanitation beyond the toilet including Fa...

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) fo...

In continuation to the Government of Odisha’s landmark initiative of the Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission (OLHM), also known as the JAGA Mission, launched in 2018, and the successful implementation of the Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act 2017, basic infrastructure upgradation and delisting ...


SCALING CITY INSTITUTIONS FOR INDIA (SCI-FI)
India as the Engine of Recovery for S...

The Covid-19 pandemic presents an unparalleled challenge to the peace and prosperity of South Asia, home to one-fourth of the world population. Aside from the immediate health crisis, the pandemic also threatens to undo decades of economic development in the region and destabilize it socially and...

Creating An Enabling Policy Environme...

The overall vision of Project Nirmal is the demonstration of appropriate, low-cost, decentralized, inclusive and sustainable sanitation service delivery solutions for two small towns (Angul and Dhenkanal) in Odisha leading to improved sanitation access for all households and integration of FSM in...

Creating Demand, Ensuring Usage and A...

The overall vision of Project Nirmal is the demonstration of appropriate, low-cost, decentralized, inclusive and sustainable sanitation service delivery solutions for two small towns (Angul and Dhenkanal) in Odisha leading to improved sanitation access for all households and integration of FSM in...

Faecal Sludge Treatment Facilities:La...

The overall vision of Project Nirmal is the demonstration of appropriate, low-cost, decentralized, inclusive and sustainable sanitation service delivery solutions for two small towns (Angul and Dhenkanal) in Odisha leading to improved sanitation access for all households and integration of FSM in...

Anju Dwivedi
Shikha Shukla Chhabra
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) ...

The overall vision of Project Nirmal is the demonstration of appropriate, low-cost, decentralized, inclusive and sustainable sanitation service delivery solutions for two small towns (Angul and Dhenkanal) in Odisha leading to improved sanitation access for all households and integration of FSM in...

Planning For Faecal Sludge Management...

The overall vision of Project Nirmal is the demonstration of appropriate, low-cost, decentralized, inclusive and sustainable sanitation service delivery solutions for two small towns (Angul and Dhenkanal) in Odisha leading to improved sanitation access for all households and integration of FSM in...

Strengthening Institutional Arrangeme...

The overall vision of Project Nirmal is the demonstration of appropriate, low-cost, decentralized, inclusive and sustainable sanitation service delivery solutions for two small towns (Angul and Dhenkanal) in Odisha leading to improved sanitation access for all households and integration of FSM in...

The Draft EIA Notification, 2020: Red...

The regulatory framework for Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) lays down a process to assess possible environmental impacts of industrial, mining and infrastructural projects before approving or rejecting its environmental viability. In India the formal legal framework governing the EIA process...

Crammed In Or Shut Out? Implications ...

In May 2020, about 50 residents of a cluster of homeless shelters near the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital tested COVID-19 positive. Officials from the Delhi Shelter Urban Improvement Board (DUSIB), the state nodal agency responsible for the capital’s approximately 220 2...

Powering Through the Pandemic

The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are consequential for India’s long-term electricity goals. While exacerbating the existing weaknesses in the sector, the pandemic could also affect the trend toward an electricity transition. This report is an attempt to understand the impact of the ...

Financing Nutrition in India: Cost Im...

India should have spent at least ₹38,571 crore in 2019-20, across Union government ministries and State government departments to fully finance a set of core direct nutrition interventions (DNIs), at scale. In this study, you will find information on nutrition costing. It carries forward criti...

Ritwik Shukla, Avani Kapur
Manan Thakkar, Purnima Menon
Pursuing a Clean Air Agenda in India ...

Air quality was gradually gaining political salience in India in the last few years, but COVID-19 and the deepening economic recession may now change the speed, and possibly the direction, of progress. The aim of this report is to begin the process, even amidst uncertainties, of understanding the...