Indian Farmer

The Enigma of Agriculture’s Dismal Performance in India

February 6, 2020

The contrasting scenarios of record agricultural production and grinding poverty illustrate what is described as the “paradox of plenty” in the agriculture sector. India wastes around food worth approximately $14 billion each year, according to government figures.

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Perspective of a Health Activist on the Niti Aayog’s PPP model based Healthcare

February 6, 2020

Perspective of a Health Activist on the Niti Aayog’s scheme to link new and existing private medical colleges with functional district hospitals and the related ‘Concession Agreement Guiding Principles for Setting up Medical Colleges through PPP’.

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MGNREGA: The Silent Revolution

January 21, 2020

The passbook that she showed me was absorbed in the dirt with many stains and inappropriate folding’s. It was not just a passbook for her it was a symbol of economic independence. I turned on my scooter and left the village with the thought of silent revolution the MGNREGA is carrying out in lakhs of Indian villages.

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Capital

Why the GDP is the wrong yardstick to measure prosperity

January 16, 2020

From a GDP perspective, nuclear warheads do just as well as hospital beds or apple pie. -David Pilling, Author of the Growth Delusion

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TRANSFORMING INDIA’S HEALTHCARE SECTOR: A DETAILED ANALYSIS

January 15, 2020

The immediate need is to prioritize high-impact and cost-effective interventions at India’s current stage of development — such as finishing the agenda on infectious diseases, which the government should fund fully. The Health & Wellness Centres — with their promise of comprehensive primary care — has to be accorded top most priority.

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BRING BACK THE LIQUIDITY

January 13, 2020

The ability of a bank to absorb losses on its capital is compromised when its Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is low. India, amongst its G-20 peers, falls on the lower side of the ratio as a proportion to risky assets.

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The Triad of Health, Education and the Demographic Dividend

January 6, 2020

The state of the Indian Economy is right now best described as worrisome and the latest macroeconomic figures are anything but a reassurance. Dipping growth, shrinking core sectors, rising inflation with even higher unemployment is what in economic theory is defined to be a stagflation or recession-inflationary territory, even though there are arguments on both […]

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Harry Potter and India’s “Growth Rate” conundrum

January 5, 2020

Despite the magic, fundamental economics still applies in the wizardry world. A flip through one of the seven wonders of the Potter series will clearly project how far it is from the so-called utopian dream.

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Singapore: The bellwether of Global health system?

January 5, 2020

Singapore spends only 4% of its GDP on healthcare but sets-up world-class medical institutions spending 70 % less than Canada and 50% less than the United States. Innovative cost-saving features and health savings have conveyed the small island’s motto of good governance.

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2020

Economy 2020: The Silver Lining behind the Cloud

January 1, 2020

Amidst all the hopeless possibilities, this 29th of December published a report whereby the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) noted nascent signs of recovery in the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of manufacturing and services that boosted their expectations of the economy rebounding in 2020.

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