farm bill 2020

Holistic agriculture policy key to ending agrarian distress

A solution to the agrarian crisis will come from an integrated policy that will link agriculture to various government departments working on rural development. Read more »
manufacturing MSME

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Some practical steps to boost manufacturing in MSME sector

To become a manufacturing hub, India must create clusters that manufacture specialised goods and become a part of the global supply chain. Read more »
trp scam

TRP scam: News channels should move away from ad revenue based model

The business of news television is not commercially viable unless it is cross-subsidised by other channels from the group. Read more »
india covid recession and recovery

Interest rates: The case for a free hand to RBI, banks

Any agency other than the Reserve Bank of India and lenders interfering will adversely affect the systems already in place in the country’s financial sector. Read more »
Goa mining stalemate

Mining ban in Goa: Some practical steps towards restarting mining operations

The Narendra Modi government must adopt a credible and consistent policy approach to enable the Goan mining industry to restart after the monsoon season. Read more »
coal mine india

Covid package for mining industry great beginning, but needs detailing

The auction route needs to be examined as the previous attempts did not attract many domestic or foreign players. Read more »
disruptive technologies and world trade

Kickstarting Indian economy without burdening government finances

A three-pronged approach towards economic recovery -- Focus on sectors that can deliver growth and jobs, easy access to finance, and tax concessions for a year. Read more »
Migrant labour after covid outbreak

Treat migrants with empathy, allow them to go home

The activists and the media highlight the economic crisis faced by the stranded labourers, but ignore their emotional need to go home. Read more »
India PDS rations

Foolproof PDS: A practical guide to food security

State governments must build a common database for the use of all welfare departments such as health, pension and labour, as well as schemes like MGNREGA and PDS. Read more »
Covid-19 and extreme poverty

Make PDS more inclusive, give ration cards pan-India validity

Ensuring food security must be the top-most priority of the government during pandemics and other disasters. Read more »