Survey of preventive entitlement failure sought

Survey of preventive entitlement failure sought

Deputy Commissioner Dr Vishal R has said that preventing entitlement failure is essential to achieve better Human Development Index (HDI).

The officer was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the workshop on ‘Development and Human Development in Coastal District,’ organised by Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management (JKSHIM).

Dr Vishal said the HDI is calculated based on three parameters: life expectancy at birth, education and per capita income at purchasing power parity. He said the government should make a survey of the preventive entitlement failure. The entitlement failure is something if a boy or a girl is not given opportunity to read, to become better, to get a good job and to earn for a decent living, he explained. He said direct benefit transfer methodology is crucial in ensuring the entitlements, especially to the poor man. Asserting that Aadhaar would be taken door-to-door, including anganwadis, the deputy commissioner said that, from end-to-end it is made possible to capture the direct benefit transfer. Aadhaar is a tool for entitlement, he added.

Emphasising on tourism potentials, he said development of tourism will not have a major environmental impact. “It is essential to have Shiradi Ghat and national highways in place, in order to get tourism in place. Besides, it should be seen that CRZ is not only scientific, but also be appropriately implemented,” he said. He opined that tourist pancakes are needed. “The beaches and temples are given priority to enhance tourism potentials in the district. The income in Malpe beach has raised to Rs 1.12 crore from Rs 7-10 lakh in the past six months,” the official added.

JKSHIM chief emeritus N H Shetty said the HDI report in 1990 was calculated conventionally, with an income-centric approach, but it failed to capture the human-centric development measure. “At present, the HDI has shifted from using an income-centric approach to using a human-centric approach, which is inclusive and holistic. In 2001, India took to calculating the HDI, concentrating on aggregate and averages, instead of diversities of human development concern.

Gram panchayats should be used in this regard,” he said.

There is a need to collaborate the educational institutions and government, where one can expect relevant, comprehensive and meaningful HDI report, he added.

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