india heat wave

A wish list for casual workers amid heat wave conditions

The government must expand the scope of Ayushman Bharat scheme to add provision for treating workers falling ill due to heat wave. Read more »
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Easy money: Policy rates need further cuts to encourage banks to lend more

The repo rate and the reverse repo rate can be cut further following the global trends as inflation is no longer a threat to the economy and businesses. Read more »
India fishermen

Fisheries needs credit sops, social security net to stay afloat

Given the importance of fisheries in terms of employment and exports, a comprehensive package is needed for the revival of the sector. Read more »
Agricultural reforms in India.

Dilution of Essential Commodities Act may result in lawlessness

The Union government seems to have abdicated its responsibilities and is encroaching on the state governments’ turf. Read more »
exodus of migrants after covid lockdown

Some straightforward solutions to the migrant crisis

While the absence of workers has put a question mark on the reopening of the economy, it has also exposed the vulnerability of unorganised labour. Read more »
global economy after covid

Covid-19 contagion: How will it play out on world economy

A multilateral policy dialogue is essential to evolve appropriate control and policy measures to limit the economic cost of the pandemic. Read more »
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Covid package for mining sector great beginning, but needs detailing

The auction route needs to be examined as the previous attempts did not attract many domestic or foreign players. Read more »
Odisha migrants returning

Odisha’s quiet success in war on Covid-19 pandemic

The Odisha government put in place a network of infrastructure to handle the return of migrants and this seems to have paid off. Read more »
India tourism after coronavirus outbreak

Six ways how Covid-19 pandemic will change tourism industry

Success of the tourism industry in recouping after the coronavirus outbreak will depend on its ability to adjust to these six factors. Read more »
Online learning in India

Online learning is the new normal; government must ensure access to all

The government should use education cess corpus to create urban learning clusters to ensure online access to deprived classes. Read more »