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 »
PMGkAY, wheat price

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 »
global economy facing recession

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 »
big tech regulation

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 »
Fertiliser, one nation one fertilizer policy. gm crops

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 »
Extreme weather events

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 »
uttar pradesh economy gets a big push

An agenda for making Uttar Pradesh a $1tn economy

Higher spending in education and healthcare is a surefire way to make Uttar Pradesh a growth engine for the Indian economy. Read more »
FSSAI selects health star rating as FoPL model

FSSAI sides with industry, puts consumers at risk

Food safety regulator FSSAI selected health star rating as the FOPL format for the country, ignoring opposition from consumer organisations. Read more »
single-use plastics

Can AI-designed super enzyme end plastic pollution crisis

Researchers at the University of Texas have developed a super enzyme termed as hydrolase that can break down plastic in 24 hours, offering an effective way to tackle plastic pollution. Read more »