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Sustainable Development Goals In Manipur’s Context

Manipur provides lucid examples of sharp dichotomy in processes of defining sustainable development goals in a post 2015 era and of deepening perpetuation of development injustice. Intricate and intensive efforts for defining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to replace the Millennium Development... 

Ahluwalia Talks Development Needs For NE

GUWAHATI, Jul 4: The North Eastern states have stressed on development of infrastructure for improved connectivity and rural transformation for development, Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said today. “Many of the States pointed out that the Government of India’s Look East... 

Tiny Mauritius Prospers Through Tourism

IMPHAL, May 6: Truly a paradise for the tourists, the island Nation of Mauritius, which is located in the Indian Ocean and whose size is  far more smaller than that of Manipur, has been receiving 9,33,000 tourists in a year, which is more than half of its total population. Boost with a 330 km long beach... 

Missing The Point On State Specific Grants

AN interesting feature of the largesse doled out by the 11th, 12th and the ongoing 13th Finance Commission is the provision of state-specific grants amounting to a whopping Rs 27,945 crores which will be transferred during 2010-2015 in addition to their share of Central taxes and 14 other transfers for...