climate finance challenge

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 »
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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 »
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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 »
Indian middle class

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 »
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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 »
Russia-India FTA

Two to tango: A case for strengthening Indo-US trade, investment ties

Indo-US trade volumes are way below potential. While engaging the US in a strategic partnership, India should focus on its developmental needs. Read more »
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Scrappage policy: A big business opportunity awaits India

For its scrappage policy, India needs to draw from global best practices as well as from studies conducted by environment ministry and ARAI. Read more »
e-commerce policy in india

India’s fledgling e-commerce industry needs a robust policy framework

A comprehensive e-Commerce policy will offer consistency, accountability, and clarity in government actions, helping stakeholders achieve objectives such as job creation, productivity improvement, and protection of consumer interests. Read more »
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Budget 2021 scorecard: What is on offer for different sectors of the economy

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman shows good intentions in Budget 2021, but stops short of loosening the purse strings because of resource crunch. Read more »
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Budget 2021: Proposals to put Indian economy, industry back on track

Amid and overall economic downturn, here are the sectors that need special attention of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman while preparing Budget 2021. Read more »