The Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi is pleased to invite you to the launch of India Exclusion Report, 2016. As with the first two report published in 2015 and 2016, the attempt of this highly collaborative, trans-disciplinary annual enterprise is to bring together experts from many fields – scholars, human rights and development workers, policy makers, and persons from disadvantaged communities to examine the outcomes of public policy, law, programmes, budgets, institutions and their functioning for all peoples.
The India Exclusion Report 2016 analyses the following public goods through the lens of exclusion:
1) Old age Pension
2) Digital Infrastructure
3) Agricultural Land
4) Access to legal Justice: Under trials in Prisons.
Another section of the report on budgets and planning looks at recent changes in India’s fiscal architecture and its implications for public provisioning in social sectors.
The next section on disadvantaged groups describes exclusions faced by the following vulnerable groups:
1) Poor in Urban India
2) Manual Scavengers
3) Urban Street Children and
4) Disabled Women in Rural India.
You are cordially invited for the launch on Friday, 12th May 2017 at Indian Social Institute, 10, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi from 5 pm to 8 pm. Please join us for an early tea before the event begins, between 4:30 – 5:00 pm.
Prof Sukhdeo Thorat has agreed to be the chief guest and give the keynote address and Pamela Philipose has agreed to preside over this.
The release of the report will be followed by the release of a community booklet for activists working with rural girls and women with disabilities. The booklet has been put together with material from the chapter authored on the same issue and will be released by Mogulamma, a respected and well known disability activist.
This will be followed by a panel discussion around the theme, “Has Economic Reform Fulfilled Its Promises to India’s Poor?”
The panel will be constituted of a mix of activists and academics. Satish Deshpande Prof. DU, Hilal Ahmed, CSDS, Jignesh Mewani (Lawyer and Activist), Sehba Farooqui (National Secretary, All India Democratic Women’s Association, an activist from the Safai Karamchari Andolan), Neeta Hardikar (member Pension Parishad and ANANDI) and Lilima Khan (Chef) are our panellists.