The unkindest cut

Print edition : December 26, 2014

Schoolchildren in front of the National AIDS Control Organisation's Red Ribbon Express before its launch, at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi, on January 12, 2012. The government appears to be planning spending cuts on the National AIDS Control Programme. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

At an awareness programme for adolescent girls conducted by the Integrated Child Development Services in Chennai, a 2008 photograph. If the real GDP is growing by more than 5 per cent in the current year, why should spending on health, nutrition, education, and so on be cut at all? Photo: A. Muralitharan

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