reserve bank of india

RBI’s Hawkish Stance: A Justified Policy Move

April 13, 2022

The RBI has surprised the markets by this strong move towards policy sequencing of inflation containment prior to economic growth in the recent MPC meetings. Since May 2020, indeed the policy imperative of RBI has been “whatever it takes” to tackle the economic growth recovery process. However, with the war in Ukraine and mounting inflationary pressures, price stability has become the significant concern for RBI. The ever-mutating coronavirus would continue as a crucial determinant of macroeconomic uncertainties.

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Mission Net-zero: Opportunities and Challenges

April 11, 2022

While we have seen continuous increase in expenditure in clean energy over the past years (2021 alone saw the biggest jump yet of 27% in investment in low carbon energy compared to 2020) ,the urgency to achieve the net-zero target is yet to translate into large increases in spending on clean energy projects.

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Sri Lankan Crisis: Case Study in Populism & Fiscal Irresponsibility

April 10, 2022

There is an inherent danger of economic mismanagement in populism, and the ongoing Sri Lankan crisis proves the argument. Gotayba Rajapaksa’s presidency is marked by successive disastrous economic policy decisions ranging from tax cuts, freebies, and anti-modern policies such as the ban on chemical fertilizers, so on and so forth.

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Natural Farming – Key to sustain agriculture

April 3, 2022

Natural Farming, as the name suggests, is the art, practice and, increasingly, the science of working with nature to achieve much more with less. It relies more on soil biology than soil chemistry by encouraging multi cropping, round-the-year soil cover, addition of formulation made up of cow dung and urines to trigger the microorganisms in the soil system.

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The Future of Future Retail

April 3, 2022

Reliance Industries (RIL), Future Retail and Amazon have been embroiled in an unyielding corporate struggle for over two years now. The dynamically changing developments afflicting this saga indicate just how large the stakes are in this game with each party trying to take the biggest bite out of the pie that is the Indian retail segment. 

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IPCC Report, The Plastics Resolution and a Few Questions

March 27, 2022

We are nearly seven years into the 2015 Paris Accord where the world came together and decided that we have to put a stop to the rising temperatures at 1.5 degrees of pre industrial levels, and we are already at 1.1 degrees. If the above statement is anything to go by, I would think it’s a safe, but heart-wrenching assumption that we will fail to effectively restrict the rise in temperatures.

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How India’s Wheat Exports Could Benefit from the War in Ukraine

March 27, 2022

As much as it sounds like opportunism, a diligent intervention to shore up international food supplies is far from an opportunistic gambit from India’s perspective and, even farther away from war profiteering. The CMI benchmark for wheat prices has risen by >50% since the Russian invasion began with global wheat prices touching $14 a bushel (approximately 30 kg).

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Paradox of Indian Agri-Exports and Imports

March 26, 2022

India earns nearly Rs. 65,000 crores by exporting Rice, synonym to water export as it requires 4000-5000 litre to produce 1 kg. At the same time govt spend Rs. 1,34,280 crore by importing Oilseeds and Pulses, most eco-friendly crops known to improve soil fertility and contribute to human health.

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OPTIMIZING GROWTH OUTCOME THROUGH SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

January 28, 2022

India’s continuing emphasis on centralized production of energy, including in renewables, may lead her into a situation China finds itself in now: the government is being forced to dismantle thousands of badly planned dams.

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Capacity building of city administrators and goals of urban development -2

January 26, 2022

For India’s urban areas to become more growth-oriented and productive and to increase the
capacity of the administrators, it is critical to build an excellent urban infrastructure, with
efficiency in service delivery and funding at the top of the priority list.

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