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 »
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 »
Migrant labour after covid outbreak

Treat migrants with empathy, allow them to go home

The activists and the media highlight the economic crisis faced by the stranded labourers, but ignore their emotional need to go home. 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 »
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 »
India economic growth revival

Coronavirus impact: Indian economy may prove doomsayers wrong

Innate strength and resilience of the Indian economy may see it staging a smart recovery and posting robust growth once the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted. Read more »
coronavirus covid-19 food relief

Enlist local bodies in fight against disease, hunger

The states that are fighting the new coronavirus efficiently have already roped in local bodies and elected representatives to identify and support the needy. Read more »
Indian farmers hot by coronavirus outbreak

Impoverished farmer and high product retail prices the new normal

Without a steady flow of funds and farm labour, agriculture sector could post negative growth this financial year. Read more »
Yamuna New Delhi coronavirus lockdown impact

Cleaning of the Yamuna will need a war-like effort

Lockdown has given Yamuna a fresh lease of life, but things will be back to normal once the restrictions are lifted. Read more »
Coronavirus lockdown

Covid-19: Government should extend the lockdown for another five weeks

The Indian government and businesses should come up with measured steps to make up for lost days and economic output. Read more »