The author is an analyst with IndiaSpend
The persistence of manual scavenging is linked to the Hindu caste system, with about 1.3 million Dalits, mostly women, make a living as manual scavengers across India
The online retail sector in India is expected to be a $1 trillion market by 2020, according to a recent report by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Deloitte
Vidarbha and Marathwada, with 5.7 million farmers, accounted for 83% of all farmer suicides in Maharashtra in 2015
The question is: Can the 74% increase in Budget 2016 allocation for skill development and entrepreneurship – from Rs 1,038 crore ($160 million) for last year to Rs 1,804 crore ($264 million) in 2016-17 – address India’s great job shortage?