India's cashew processing units are labour intensive

Cashew economy needs support amid falling prices, rising imports

Cashew industry is a big foreign exchange earner and forms the back-bone of the rural economy of coastal states. There is a case for policy support. Read more »
electric car revolution

Electric vehicles: India on Mission Catch-up against odds

NITI Aayog has declared in 2019 that only electric vehicles will be sold in the country after 2030. Read more »
India’s newspapers are facing an existential crisis

Reform or perish: Indian newspapers stare at a crisis of their own making

Print publications need to diversify their editorial leadership by hiring journalists who can lead the digital transformation and set up newsrooms that could handle print, online, audio and video content. Read more »
The great covid-19 recession

Covid-19 recession: New government spending key to economic revival

Net fiscal impact of the Rs 21 lakh crore economic package is likely to be between 0.75% and 1% of the GDP. Read more »
India covid coronavirus pandemic response

Focus on life, livelihood key to an inclusive post-Covid economy

The demand-side interventions should focus on sustainable agriculture and MSMEs that take care of the concerns by the worker and the entrepreneur. Read more »
Policy Circle Power Webinar Series

Power Webinar Series: Handholding India’s struggling MSMEs back to recovery

The 63 million MSMEs account for more than a third of the manufacturing output of the country and employ at least 120 million people. Read more »
Indian curbs on Chinese FDI

Crouching Dragon: Chinese influence set to rise in post-Covid global economy

Ageing population, mistrust among nations will check Chinese ambitions for world domination, leadership. Read more »
Recession to hit Indian economy

Brewing trouble: Indian economy to shrink 3.2% as world slips into deep recession

Global economy to shrink 5.2%, China will be the only major economy to record growth, says World Bank report. Read more »
Kerala tourism amid coronavirus, covid pandemic

Returning migrants: Big trouble awaits Covid-hit Kerala economy

If the 2008 crisis is anything to go by, the next few months will see 2-2.5 lakh people returning from abroad. Read more »
venture capital funds

Venture capital sources dry up for Indian start-ups

Indian venture capital firms shy away from offering finance to budding start-ups, while the new restrictions may keep Chinese VCFs away. Read more »