This research project, funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), is a series of studies aiming to understand and investigate the linkages between democratic politics and social policies as they shape at the sub-national level in Indian states. The Principal Investigators of this study are Professor Sanjay Kumar, Dr Rajeshwari Deshpande and Dr Kailash K.K. The duration of the study was 24 months and it began on 1st April 2017. The study was done in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat and Karnataka. The Final Report for the same was submitted to the ICSSR on 10th October 2019.