On 25th March 2011 CEHAT along KHOJ(Quest for Knowledge, Hope, Opportunity, and JOustice),Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, PG Department of Economics, SNDT, Tata Institute of Social Sciences organized a Seminar on "Maharashtra’s Budget: A Scrutiny of Development Discourse". Some of the groups and concerned individuals in Maharashtra come together and initiated the process of taking the budget into an open forum that can lead to better informed intervention by social movements and civil society organizations. These groups mainly came together so as to initiate the process of taking the budget into an open forum that can lead to better informed intervention by social movements and civil society organizations. The main focus of the seminar was on social sector provisions in the state budget, and patterns of general government spending. The issues pertaining to social sector expenditure with specific reference to dalits, tribals, children and women and how to use budget analysis as a tool to monitor the government’s commitment to social sector. Around 100 participants including students, researchers, academicians and activists assembled together to raise their concerns based on a succinct analysis of the state budget.
During the inaugural session, a Policy Brief titled Punishing the Poor? A Look at Evidence and Action Regarding User Fees in Health Care prepared by CEHAT’s was released.
After the Seminar