indian economy facing inflation spiral

Indian economy: War on runaway inflation will warrant sacrifices

The high wholesale prices will be passed on to consumers in the next few months which could devastate the Indian economy, irrespective of the assurances by policy makers. Read more »
World Health Assembly opens

World Health Assembly: Focus on food safety, oral health, tuberculosis, innovations

The theme of World Health Assembly, Health for Peace, Peace for Health is timely and appropriate for a world ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine conflict. Read more »
Ayurveda Aahara classification conerns

Ayurveda Aahara: New food category raises safety concerns

Ayurveda Aahara classification presents a major challenge to food sovereignty by ignoring the quality and safety of food. Read more »
mining industry

Mining output should be left to demand-supply dynamics

The government should take a relook at the stringent mining output norms set to ensure adequate supply during the pandemic crisis. Read more »
farmers suffer from wheat export ban

Wheat export ban: Farmers suffer financial losses, and India a loss of face

The wheat export ban was the result of wrong assessment of wheat crop, lack of coordination between ministries, and delays in decision making. Read more »
Runaway inflation singes Indian economy

Runaway inflation may leave RBI with Hobson’s choice

S&P cuts growth projection to 7.3%, raise inflation estimate citing high global commodity / energy prices. Read more »
shecession or mancession

Mancession to shecession: Why did pandemic recession hit women harder

The pandemic recession broke a pattern observed in similar crises – the impact on women was disproportionately higher than that on men, earning it the moniker, shecession. Read more »
High wheat prices to singe the world

Low output in 2022 will keep wheat prices elevated next year

Major producers China, India and Ukraine are likely to see a fall in output that will lead to lower supplies and high wheat prices in 2023. Read more »
GST collections soar

Analytics, AI tools help govt boost GST collections

The government is employing data analytics and artificial intelligence to plug GST leakages. Taxpayers also can use technology to improve business processes. Read more »
community management of forest fires

People’s participation can prevent forest fires

Creation of more van panchayats and more autonomy to these bodies would strengthen the involvement of local communities in preventing forest fires. Read more »