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By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In his first year in power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought in banking for the poor, set up campaigns to improve sanitation and curb the abortion of female fetuses – but slashed funds for education, health, women and children. In “Promises and Reality” – a report focusing on policies affecting the poor and marginalized – charities gave a mixed verdict on Modi’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition, which took office exactly one year ago. Compiled by Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (WNTA), a coalition of more than 4,000 civil society groups, the report examined budgetary allocations, changes in laws and initiatives against Modi’s 2014 election campaign slogan that “acche din” or “good days” were coming.

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