Indian Economy

Save Indian Agriculture From Peril – Do Not Leave It to Die Like Dinosaur

July 5, 2021

Needless to say, it’s a lopsided agricultural policy having no state-wise balanced crop production plan meeting overall requirements of essential commodities, though agriculture is a State Subject

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The Global Struggle Against Vaccine Skepticism

June 20, 2021

At a time when the world is busy addressing logistical and technical hurdles surrounding vaccine development, it should not be the case that something as avoidable as skepticism ends up being another nail in the coffin of mass immunization

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June 13, 2021

Odisha with its all-round preparation and fight against COVID has seen positive results. The second Covid-19 wave has been now under control in Odisha with cases declining by 0.5- 1% daily. For every 1 lakh population around 28,500 have been tested. The recovery ratio has reached a high of 92%.

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Tax Cuts, or Deficit Much?

June 10, 2021

Somewhere between the policy’s pro-business intentions to its pro-big businesses approach, the principles of equality has been lost

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Is unaccountability the salient feature of Education Ministries both at Centre & States?

May 17, 2021

The unfortunate reality is we have to choose between life and education because of unaccountable governance at multiple levels. When the numbers of COVID in our rural demographics were not significant, school remained closed because we do not have decentralized decision making

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Evaluating India’s post-COVID response to the MSME sector

May 16, 2021

Focusing on institutionalising loan restructuring for MSMEs could ameliorate the structural long-run issue of high defaults. Further, apart from all this supply side facilitation, the government must start thinking about the demand side of the economy since its deceleration has been at the core of the chronic economic slowdown, which has certainly impacted the MSMEs adversely.

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Issues in Migrant Social Protection

May 15, 2021

A recent study by LSE found that 52% of urban workers went without work or pay and received no financial assistance for over a month. Bihar’s emergency assistance programme has been cited as a rare example of sub-national government’s efforts to identify, onboard and disburse payments to the migrants during the ongoing pandemic.

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Institutionalizing Innovation through Incubation in India

May 15, 2021

In the past few years it is apparent that only the Indian IT/ITES industry has been able to learn, catch-up, develop, and successfully accesses global technological standards. Although the same cannot be said for our product market industry where innovation is far away from making a global footprint.

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Economics of Vaccine Distribution

May 14, 2021

While it might be nearly impossible for the vaccine shortage to end in the near term, being smart and strategic about the existing stock can reduce mortality and other complications while facilitating the functioning of the economy thereby saving occupations and livelihoods.

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Sector Series I: Impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown on Animal Husbandry and Poultry sectors in India

May 6, 2021

With the eventual closing down of roadside tea stalls, eateries, and restaurants, a share of about 15% of total milk consumption had arrived to a complete halt.

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