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Time to Turn Adversities of Air Pollution into Opportunities: Fortify Straw with Groundnut Haulms

November 17, 2019

The havoc created by Air Pollution in Delhi NCR could be turned into an opportunity by creating a National Fodder Bank utilising Rice-Wheat straw, left for burning, and fortifying the same with nutritious food legume stover.

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Which Lever to Pull- Monetary or Fiscal?

November 3, 2019

The simplified bottom line is here. While slow growth with high inflation suggests supply side rigidities, slow growth with inflation below target suggests demand weakness.

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Decoding the Global Competitiveness Report, 2019

October 17, 2019

Now while the debate can be the fact that the predicted slowdown is unlikely to manifest itself as huge as the Great Recession (2008-09), what needs to be understood now is Governments are left with fewer policy options today than they did back then in order to stimulate Aggregate Demand.

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Spurious Seed, Sick Farmers, Dwindling Agri-Economy – A Stumbling Block on the Road to New India, Five Trillion Economy

October 16, 2019

Enhanced crop productivity is eminent in neutralizing input costs and thereby posting profits in farm income. The single most critical factor in profitable agri-venture is Seed.

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Great Policy Initiatives in Agri Export Will Need Even Greater Ground Level Support for Success

October 15, 2019

Ministry of External Affairs has designated one officer each in 10 selected missions as Agriculture Counsellor. While welcoming such an aggressive strategy for developing international agricultural trade to achieve a growth target that is quantifiable, I would urge upon the government to take a top-down approach to bring about sweeping reforms (even at the risk of inviting criticisms and protests for heavy handedness).

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Why Regulation in The Private Healthcare Sector in India?

October 15, 2019

Health is understood as a subject of ‘Market Failure’. But because it is the subject of social welfare there is need of an intermediary mechanism for active intervention. One such important mechanism would be regulation.

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Unpaid Care Economy – A long-ignored issue

October 10, 2019

However, what recent data suggests is the non-compliance of Feminisation U-hypothesis, about the effects on the unpaid care economy. It happens when women with higher education in urban areas are withdrawing from the labour force, rather than devoting their time to their paid work.

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एक भुला दिया गया पैगम्बर: प्रश्न गाँधी की प्रासंगिकता का

October 2, 2019

वह शिकायत करती है कि उन्हें लगता था कि आख़िरकार ईश्वर को भी एक अच्छे और ताकतवर इंसान में भरोसा करना होगा, पर इस सदी में इंसान अच्छा और ताकतवर एक साथ नहीं हो पाया। मेरे विचार में गाँधी बीसवीं सदी के अच्छे एवं ताकतवर इंसान तो थे पर ईश्वर या यूँ कहे कि मानवता ने उनके ऊपर विश्वास करने से इंकार कर दिया।

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India’s Wheat Conundrum

September 15, 2019

Regulation of international trade in wheat should be governed by market forces rather than by frequent tariff and import control interventions. Instead, the government should focus on making Indian wheat produce cost and quality competitive.

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Understanding the Phenomena Called ‘Middlemen’

September 15, 2019

The middlemen thus give traction to voices that would otherwise be not heard owing to their distance from the state that still exists. They enable thousands, if not millions to avail social protection that is guaranteed as laws.

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