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yojana

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

(lit. ‘harnessing', yoking’)

A traditional unit of length, principally employed in Purāṇic cosmology to measure the vast dimensions of the universe. Its equivalent in miles has...

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yojana

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

(lit. ‘harnessing', yoking’)

A traditional unit of length, principally employed in Purāṇic cosmology to measure the vast dimensions of the universe. Its equivalent in miles has...

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yojana

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 78 words.

(lit. ‘harnessing', yoking’)

A traditional unit of length, principally employed in Purāṇic cosmology to measure the vast dimensions of the

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yojana (T.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 80 words.

In Sanskrit, a “league”; a standard measure of distance in ancient India, and often used in Buddhist texts; it is

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Indira Awaas Yojana

Peter Enderwick.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management in India

P ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 59 words.

An important social welfare programme that provides financial assistance for the provision of housing for India’s most disadvantaged rural poor.

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Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Peter Enderwick.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management in India

P ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 91 words.

The Indian Prime Minister’s People Money Scheme, introduced in 2014, is designed to increase national access to financial services,

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The Rise of Institutional Births in India

Asha Kilaru, Shanti Mahendra, Baneen Karachiwala and Zoe Matthews.

in India's Risks

June 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth. 9048 words.

The government has successfully increased facility-based childbirth over the last decade, but are these hard pressed services successfully recognizing women’s health risks in pregnancy,...

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Social Health Insurance for the Poor

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman.

in The Long Road to Social Security

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 8502 words.

Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) has registered impressive economic growth in the last decade, but also has the highest incidence of poverty among all states in India. Most of its...

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Transportation and Power*

Satya P. Das.

in The Economy of Odisha

June 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth. 11722 words.

It reviews the state and development of physical infrastructure in Odisha, namely, transportation and power. While other studies rank Odisha poorly in infrastructure provision among...

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Functioning of Contingent Social Security Schemes in Kerala

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman.

in The Long Road to Social Security

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 11753 words.

The state of Kerala has an extensive experience in providing social security to many of its residents. Today, Kerala offers four social security schemes: insurance, pensions, welfare fund...

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Social Security for the Urban Poor

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman.

in The Long Road to Social Security

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 12790 words.

Approximately 377 million of India’s 1.2 billion population live in urban areas, 95 million of whom live below poverty line. Although urban areas have a lower incidence of poverty compared...

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