plague epidemic 1994

Lessons from 1994 plague for India’s fight against Covid-19

The 1994 plague experience offered some relevant lessons to fight coronavirus, but the decision makers chose to ignore them. Read more »
NK Premachandram

Narendra Modi government should withdraw suspension of MPLADS

The Narendra Modi government has a tendency to go against the basic principles of decentralisation and democracy. 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 »
India agriculture exempted from lockdown.

The government exempts farming, allied activities from lockdown

The government eased the curbs for farm sector to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential items to the common man and to cushion the impact of the lockdown. Read more »
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Covid-19: Modi government announces Rs 1.7 lakh crore welfare package

FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces several schemes to put money in the hands of the poor, most vulnerable. Read more »
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Coronavirus outbreak: FM Sitharaman eases compliance burden to reduce pain

The Narendra Modi government announces easier compliance in areas such as income tax, GST, customs & excise, banking and trade. Read more »
Kerala model covid coronavirus

Coronavirus: India should draw from past experience in fighting pandemics

Along with health and medical measures to tackle COVID-19, the government should also ensure regular flow of daily necessities like milk and groceries as well as money for survival of the most... Read more »
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Surviving Coronavirus scare: A wish list for Indian economy, industry

Targeted schemes for households, corporates, MSMEs and financial sector can keep the Indian economy afloat, says Dr Charan Singh. Read more »
Canalpy, waste management in Alappuzha

The tale of two cities: Two Kerala models for waste management

Sanitation challenge: Thiruvananthapuram and Alappuzha faced similar waste management crises, but came up with divergent solutions to the problem. Read more »
Union Budget 2020

No pathbreaking initiative in Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget

India Budget: The finance minister lost an opportunity to push the envelope on pending reforms in some key sectors. Read more »