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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 Long Road to Social Security

Edited by K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman.

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 552 pages.

In 2004, the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of India created a National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) to review the country’s informal...

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Aadhaar and Public Health

S.K. Das.

in Making the Poor Free?

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 6078 words.

Chapter 12 is an analysis of what the Aadhaar programme can do for public health. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) literature claims that the Aadhaar programme can...

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<i>Ramarajya</i>

Koneru Ramakrishna Rao.

in Gandhi's Dharma

November 2017; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Political History. 5458 words.

This chapter focuses on Gandhi’s vision of governance. The Mahatma envisioned the ideal form of governance as Ramarajya. By Ramarajya, Gandhi meant a form of government which involves the...

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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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Introduction

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. 12175 words.

India has a large informal economy comprised of the self-employed and hired labour with no employment and/or social security. In 2004, the government appointed a National Commission for...

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