Chinese FDI to India

FDI from China: India must balance strategic and economic interests

India cannot ignore its strategic interests while dealing with China, but it should not block FDI in non-strategic sectors. Read more »
India vs China industry

How India lost out to China, rest of Asia in development race

Santosh Mehrotra interview Part II: A series of policy mishaps ensured that India’s small scale industries did not scale up to face influx of Chinese goods. Read more »
Santosh mehrotra book cover

Government must enlist experts, NGOs in fight against recession

The Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis will challenge the competence and capability of India's political and administrative leadership as never before. Read more »
India SEZs face Covid Coronavirus threat

COVID-19: Lockdown poses fresh challenges to SEZs

SEZs may be allowed to sell in domestic market till other industrial units become fully operational after the lockdown. Read more »
India coronavirus economic stimulus

War on poverty: Fiscal concerns should not restrict government’s response

India should come up with a substantial fiscal stimulus to save the poor and the working class from abject poverty. Read more »
WTO agenda during Covid

WTO using Covid-19 pandemic to push expansionist free trade agenda

WTO’s attempt to liberalise medical equipment trade to favour developed countries highlights the need to reform the organisation. 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 »
India-FDI-BSE-NSE

Screening FDI: Need of the hour in the time of non-transparent capital flows

There is an urgent need to issue criteria for identification of strategic sectors and to expand the screening to all countries. Read more »
India as a global manufacturing hub

Lessons for India from global manufacturing hubs

To become a global economic powerhouse, India should engage foreign companies in a mutually beneficial partnership. Read more »
Covid 19 lickdown MSMEs

A seven-point plan for MSMEs to survive Covid-19

The lockdown has constrained the operating environment of MSMEs in terms of cash flow, non-availability of workers, raw materials and transport infrastructure. Read more »