Linguistic blindness of 2016 budget

The latest Budget Speech perpetuates a chronic blindness to basic social needs. Children are not mentioned at all and nor are (say) nutrition, social security or maternity entitlements.

Some Keywords in the Finance Minister’s Budget Speech

 

KeywordNumber of citations
20142016
Investment3423
Growth3120
NREGA/employment guarantee21
Nutrition20
Social security10
Children00
Integrated Child Development Services00
Midday meals/school meals00
Maternity/maternity entitlements00
National food security act00
Pensions (other than organized sector)00
National Health Mission01a

a “Funds will be made available through PPP mode under the National Health Mission, to provide dialysis services in all district hospitals.”

 

 

 

Raiot

Subscribe to RAIOT via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 15,756 other subscribers

Jean Drèze Written by:

Jean Drèze is a development economist

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply