Palm oil prices soar after Indonesian ban

Palm oil prices soar after Indonesian ban, hasten India’s self-sufficiency push

The soaring palm oil prices have hit India hard as it meets 80% of its refined oil needs and 70% crude oil demand through imports from Indonesia. Read more »
India-UK FTA will unleash trade potential

India-UK FTA: Unleashing the bilateral trade potential

India-UK FTA is expected to facilitate the doubling of bilateral trade between India and the United Kingdom by 2030. Read more »
budget 2022 priorities

Budget 2022 misses the point on education, innovation

Budget 2022 focus on transportation and communication infrastructure is justified, but it failed to enhance school education infrastructure and to step up skilling efforts. Read more »
Budget 2022 focus on employment

Budget 2022 must keep focus on economic revival amid Omicron surge

Budget 2022 may struggle to maintain a healthy economic growth rate amid the Covid-19 pandemic despite several initiatives under Make in India and production-linked incentives scheme. Read more »
long-term savings instrument

Indian economy 2022: Striving for self-sufficiency, growth

Indian economy can achieve its ambitious goals through deft use of policy tools for industry, FDI and foreign trade. Read more »
climate change mitigation

Climate change: Focus on CO2 may hurt mitigation efforts

Nations can get better results in climate change mitigation efforts by targeting methane that has 20 times higher heat trapping ability compared with CO2. Read more »
industrial policy and economic growth

Revisit industrial policy to transform Indian economy

Industrial policy by successive governments managed to alleviate poverty and inequality, but they did not facilitate the structural transformation of the Indian economy. Read more »
India's electronics manufacturing industry can script a success story.

Electronics manufacturing: Some practical steps to make India a global hub

A robust domestic capability in electronics manufacturing can cut soaring trade deficit, generate jobs, raise incomes, and help India sustain high GDP growth rates. Read more »
rbi's inflation vs growth dilemma

Fruit exports: Can largest producer India storm the global market

In trade negotiations with the US, UK, EU, and Australia, the Indian side must seek the removal of trade barriers and call for better market access for its fruit exports. Read more »
medical oxygen shortfall during covid-19 second wave

Covid-19 lessons: How to avoid medical oxygen shortfalls

Some practical steps to avoid a shortfall of medical oxygen that caused a large number of casualties during the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Read more »