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Public Libraries: From Perfect Theory to Imperfect Reality

Public Libraries: From Perfect Theory to Imperfect Reality

This article talks about Public Libraries in the context of the key aspects of public goods, namely, non-excludability and non-rivalry, and how not being limited to this definition, it can also be associated with the characteristics of common property resource (non-excludable but rivalrous) and club goods (non-rivalrous but excludable). This article talks about traditional public libraries as well as the challenges that it faces with the coming up of digital media and the need for public library even in these changing scenarios by incorporating the digital medium of information in traditional libraries. It finally talks about the actual scenario of the Indian Public Libraries based on the case study of District Library Gurdaspur.
Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana ‘Reform, Perform and Transform’ the Fisheries Sector

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana: ‘Reform, Perform and Transform’ the Fisheries Sector

The fisheries sector is a direct source of livelihood for more than 20 million fishers and fish farmers and contributes INR 1.75 trillion annually to the gross value added to India's economy. Considering the present and upcoming growth and potential in the fisheries sector in India, PM Matsya Sampada Yojana scheme aims to bring the Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development in this sector. It also helps to modernise and strengthen the value chain, enhance traceability and establish a robust fisheries management framework, and, at the same time, ensure the socio-economic welfare of fishers and fish farmers.
Strategic Intervention for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT)

Strategic Intervention for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT)

The government of India on August 15, 2021, announced the implementation of a project that encourages the use of green hydrogen. The objective of the project is to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and focuses on de-carbonization. For this, a project has been launched with an estimated budget of around ₹19,744 crores that will create a boom in the production of green hydrogen. With the implementation of this project, the country is expected to witness a surge of investments worth Eight lakh crores rupees with the creation of Six lakh jobs and a cumulative reduction in fossil fuels imports worth Rs One lakh crore.
Savings from the switch to Electric Vehicles (EVs) in India

Savings from the switch to Electric Vehicles (EVs) in India

Transport is an integral part of the energy system, and the demand for transport has been ever-increasing with the increase in population. One of the main causes of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions from the usage of fuel in vehicles. A switch to Electric Vehicles (EVs) is a way to minimise such pollution. EVs have been started to reduce carbon emissions due to other advantages such as lower noise pollution, maintenance requirements and power consumption.
compressed poster doubling income in india

Doubling of Income, Really?

INDIA’S per capita income, representing the average income of an Indian citizen, has risen from INR 79,000 in 2013–14 to INR 1,71,000 in 2022–23 — an increase of 116 percent. Therefore, some claim that incomes have more than doubled in India since the present ruling dispensation took office. The catch is that: a) this includes the price increase during the period and hence does not represent the real increase in incomes, and b) the data for 2022–23 and two earlier years is provisional and subject to revision.