mental health problem in india

A ticking time bomb: Bridging India’s mental health crisis

India has a huge mental health challenge at hand -- it has 0.3 psychiatrists, 0.12 nurses, 0.07 psychologists and 0.07 social workers for 100,000 people. Read more »
India defence budget 2021

Budget 2021: Strategic imperatives for defending a $5 trillion economy

Union Budget 2021: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman should raise capital expenditure in defence as India needs to enhance its strategic capabilities. Read more »
PLI scheme and electronics industry

PLI Scheme: Is the electronics industry’s window of opportunity closing?

The government launched the PLI scheme to make Indian manufacturers globally competitive by creating economies of scale and making India a part of the global value chains. Read more »
financial inclusion of farmers

Financial inclusion: Some steps to give farmers access to funds

The government must use technology to ensure that funds offered through its schemes reach small and marginal farmers and offer them benefits of financial inclusion. Read more »
smart cities in India

Not 100 smart cities: India will need half a million smart towns

There is no reason why the residents of 100 smart cities should receive facilities as they are being extended to just about 30% of the country’s population. Read more »
Indian MSMEs face export barriers

MSMEs need access to global value chains and cheap funds

The government should focus on the funding needs of MSMEs with respect to access to finance which includes financing gaps in working capital and access to funds at lower interest rates. Read more »
fantasy sports can drive sports viewership, economic growth

Fantasy sports: Is India ready for the game of skill?

The popularity of fantasy sports has been pivotal in increasing sports viewership and can be a growth driver for the Indian economy. Read more »
Covid 19 vaccine drive

Covid-19 vaccine: Fast action, caution can save lives

A successful plan to counter Covid-19 is just adopting the level of caution of the initial months. Read more »
Covid-19 pulls the Indian economy down

Covid-19 impact: Indian economy to contract 7.7% this fiscal

The revival in the economy is backed by a 5.8% increase in government consumption expenditure. Read more »
MSMEs in manufacturing

Targeted incentives can boost manufacturing sector, revive MSMEs

Improved ease of doing business ranking will help attract FDI, but the government should be beware of isolated incidents that tarnish India’s image. Read more »