India bank ATM

Policy rates need further cuts to push 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 »
agriculture reforms

Indian agriculture needs a comprehensive strategy

Attempts to remove bottlenecks faced by the farming community are welcome, but the policy makers should note get distracted from the need of a long-term strategy for agriculture. 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 »
coal mine india

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 »
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 »
Migrant labour exodus

Indian economy needs a booster shot, not slow medicine

The need of the hour is to stimulate demand; none of the measure contained in the Rs 20 lakh crore package will help the government achieve this objective. Read more »
India economic growth revival

Kickstarting economy without burdening government finances

A three-pronged approach towards economic recovery -- Focus on sectors that can deliver growth and jobs, easy access to finance, and tax concessions for a year. Read more »
India coronavirus economic stimulus

A guide to lifting of lockdown, resuming production

The government could consider constituting a high-level disaster management taskforce with expertise in analysing the socio-economic situation to offer sound advice to policy makers. Read more »