Implications of Wealth Taxes on Inequality in India

Economic inequality (income and wealth inequality) in India today is very high compared to international and historical standards. Further, due to low tax-GDP ratio and the resultant low spending on public services the situation of inequality is getting accentuated fast. Reforming the whole set of...

Oxfam India warns of sharply rising inequality in India

Inequality in India is real and has been rising sharply for the last three decades as an unfortunate legacy of the lopsided policy choices made by successive governments, Oxfam India said today as it published a new report.The report The Widening Gaps: India Inequality Report 2018 provides a...

Richest 1 percent bagged 73 percent of wealth created last year - poorest half of India got 1 percent, says Oxfam India

73 percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent, while 67 crore Indians who comprise the poorest half of the population saw one percent increase in their wealth. In the last 12 months the wealth of this elite group increased by Rs 20,913 billion. This amount is...

Asia's unsung workforce: undervalued, underpaid women labourers

Sitting on her haunches, Rubina Bibi, mother of five skillfully brings the two ends of the glass bangles to flame and lets them fall one by one.A home-based worker (HBW) in Hyderabad, putting in anywhere between eight to 10 hours, Bibi earns less than a dollar a day. It is estimated that there are...

Ensuring the right to education, forming bonds for life

Don’t hesitate to send your children to govt schools, writes @OxfamIndia staff Suraiya http://bit.ly/19nmOlB #HaqBantaHai Why is it important to fully implement the Right to Education Act?   I will not mince my words around the debate on Right to Education – each child has a right to...

How can India send a spaceship to Mars but not educate its children?

Sharelines India reached Mars in 325 days. Only 8% of RTE journey completed in 1,825 days. Sign this to demand full compliance of RTE. http://bit.ly/1HBhXIY At the current rate it will take 63 years for full compliance of RTE Act. Sign this petition to boost that process. http://bit.ly/...

Oxfam India, in collaboration with Odisha RTE forum launched nationwide 'Haq Banta Hai' campaign

Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Oxfam India, in collaboration with Odisha RTE forum has launched nationwide ‘Haq Banta Hai’ campaign to address root causes of poverty and inequality. The campaign aims at making education a reality for every child by implementing Right to Education Act...