Issue: October 2016
  Tapping Sustainable Energy Alternatives
  The second lead article, which is also focus article, is written by Shri N Bhadran Nair. Citing a report of the World Health Organisation, the author has advocated for tapping sustainable energy alternatives
  Financing Renewables in India
  The third article is written by Shri P C Maithani, Adviser, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. He has focussed on renewable energy resources
  Steps to Achieve India’s Solar Potential
  The special article is written by Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director of ReNew Power. He opines that India must also honour its global commitments on curbing greenhouse gas emissions
Lead Article

Textiles the word brings up images of beautiful drapes cotton, silk, chiffon, lace. Whether it is the material draped on the figurine of the lady from Mohenjadaro, the stylish drapes of Cleopatra, the ball dance gowns of the Victorian Era or the lovely dresses worn by our own queens and princesse...

About the Issue

India’s health sector is diverse and includes not just modern medicine but also a range of traditional systems like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani. The overall government expenditure on health is rather low at around 1.2 percent of GDP. Communicable diseases continue to be a major public health problem in India. There is also a rising incidence of non communicable diseases, old age diseases and mental health. There is near consensus among experts that the health sector in India is plagued by acute inequity in the form of unequal access to basic health care across regions, inadequate availability of health services and acute shortage of skilled man power. Most of the issues pertaining to public health have been acknowledged by the policy makers and have influencedthe formulation process of the 12th Five Year Plan. The Approach Paper recognises the need to provide comprehensive health care with greater emphasis on communicable diseases and preventive health care, need for upgradation of rural health care services with districts as units for planning, training and service provisioning and also the need for capital investment and bridging crucial and severe human resources gaps. The High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Care constituted by the Planning Commission has recommended that public expenditure on health should be increased from the current level of 1.1 percent of GDP to at least 2.5 percent by the end of 12th Plan and to at least 3 percent of GDP by 2022. Other recommendations are the universal entitlement to comprehensive health security; ensuring availability of free medicines by increasing public spending on drug procurement; emphasis on public health investment and addressing the problem of human resources and establishment of more medical colleges and nursing schools.
News & Events
Regular Column
J&K Window :
Do you know? : What is Forensic Auditing
Forensic auditing refers to the auditing with the main aim to employ accounting techniques and methods to gather evidence to investigate the crimes on financial front such as theft, fraud etc.
Copyright © 2008 All rights reserved with Yojana Home  |  Disclaimer  |  Contact