Projects

  • India and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Economic Losses for Households Engaged in Tourism and Policies for Recovery

    This study sponsored by Ministry of Tourism focussed on the following objectives: Quantify the sector-wise (or industry-wise) direct and indirect impact of tourism activities on overall economy, as a whole and especially on household income, which may be further disaggregated into different types of households like formal and informal. Quantify the sector-wise and overall loss...   Read More

  • Study to Assess the Availability of Resources for Creating the Assets and Initiatives Taken for Generating Various Own Sources of Revenue

    In order to improve the financial base of the Local Bodies including Panchayati Raj Institutions, Central and State Finance Commissions have been providing many recommendations towards augmentation of the Own Source of Revenues of the panchayats to complement the grants provided to them by the Central and State Governments. Despite this, it is observed that...   Read More

  • NCAER’s Land Policy Initiative (N-LPI)

    Land policy in India has suffered from several deficits. Relative to its size, India suffers from a paucity of economic research, policy analysis, and systematic data on land, leading to well-meaning but poorly designed and implemented government programs. Land policy is defined constitutionally as the prerogative of India’s States and the focus of data and...   Read More

  • Analysing Socio-Economic Impact of the NDP-1 The National Dairy Plan of India

    The main objectives of the NCAER study were (i) to Identify and measure indicators demonstrating the impact of dairy involvement in socio-economic development, family welfare, and income generation;(ii) assess the social impact of the project in terms of provision of livelihoods, especially for vulnerable groups, and empowerment of women; (iii) Carry out an ex-post economic...   Read More

  • Cement Industry in India: Current Scenario and an Overview of Competitive Landscape

    The study is focused on ascertaining profitability in the industry, which in turn would examine the prospects of new investments and growth of the sector over the medium to long term. Major objectives of the study are (i)examine the degree of competitiveness of the cement sector in India, using appropriate measures of industrial concentration over...   Read More

  • Economic Impact Assessment Study for proposed project of 60 MMTPA Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex in the state of Maharashtra, India.

    This NCAER study aims at providing an economic assessment of the proposed investment in refinery infrastructure, in terms of the multiplier effect on output, income, labour inputs, and tax contribution. The economic impact analysis tracks: (i) the revenues generated by a business or economic activity and their disbursal as they flow through the economy at...   Read More

  • Assessment of Alcohol Taxation, Affordability and Price Elasticity Patterns in India

    The broad objective of the project is to estimate overall tax burden and elasticity of alcohol products for the last 10 years in 7 selected states (Delhi, MP, Sikkim, Maharashtra, Bihar, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh) of India. To attain this goal, the research study involves undertaking the specific tasks: Reviewing of the state wise price mechanisms...   Read More

  • Impact Evaluation of the Maharashtra CAIM (Convergence of Agriculture Intervention in Maharashtra) Programme

    A socio-economic impact evaluation study was carried out by NCAER during January-June, 2019 to document the impact attributed to CAIM interventions on (i) Reduction of household poverty, (ii) Sustainable increase in household incomes, and (iii) Increased household resilience to climate and market risks.

  • NCAER Tourism Satellite Account

    Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is the most comprehensive way to measure the economic importance of tourism in national as well as sub-national economies. It is based on the recommended framework laid down by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in their publication “Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008 (TSA: RMF 2008)”. Under the UNWTO framework,...   Read More

  • Analysis of India’s Logistics Costs

    Before making any policy intervention, it is important to estimate the overall logistics costs, including the various associated components/elements in order to understand and identify the problem areas and arrive at meaningful solutions. This NCAER report symbolises a major step in the direction of quantification of logistics costs. Such an exercise, in fact, needs to...   Read More

  • Water-to-Cloud: Correlating socio-economic indicators with river water quality

    The Ganga River basin spreaded across multiple states of India is the world’s most populous river basin. But, the pressure of industrialization and urbanisation makes the basin vulnerable to incessant outpouring of sewage and large volumes of solid and industrial wastes. While there are studies to show the effect of drinking water on human health,...   Read More

  • Studies on lmpact of BS Vl and Ethanol Blending on Human Health lndex

    According to a recently published report of the Indian Council of Medical Research, air pollution accounted for 12.4 lakhs deaths in India in 2017 which included 6.7 lakhs deaths due to outdoor air pollution. The report also stated that average life expectancy in India would have been 1.7 years higher if air pollution levels were...   Read More

  • Research and Estimation of Macroeconomic Logistics costs

    High Logistics Costs in India compared to countries with similar environment & state of development are matter of concern for manufacturing growth and comprehensive development of the country. Several reasons are often cited for high logistics costs namely, unfavourable policy regime, lack of multimodal transport system (heavy reliance on road transport), fragmented Storage infrastructure, presence...   Read More

  • Mid-term Progress Review of Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Upgradation of Existing Government Industrial Training Institutes into Model ITIs”

    The broad objective of the scheme is to develop a benchmark for an industry-oriented Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in a state. The objective of the report is to undertake a mid-term evaluation of the Model ITI scheme for the period 2014–15 to 2017–18. The framework of assessment includes three key parameters including policy readiness and progress. ...   Read More

  • Agricultural Diagnostic for Bihar State of India

    This NCAER study is aimed at undertaking a diagnostic of the agricultural sector to help inform and operationalise the Government of Bihar vision for agriculture in the next 5 years. The study will (a) assess the drivers of agricultural productivity and growth in Bihar; (b) assess and rank the obstacles to inclusive growth; (c) identify...   Read More

  • Doubling Farmer’s Income

    The Government of India has focused its attention on doubling the farmers’ income during the seven-year period from 2015–16 to 2022–23, marking a significant departure from past policies when the emphasis had been only on production rather than the marketability of the produce. In order to provide analytics for this focus, a Committee on Doubling...   Read More

  • Gross State Domestic Product of Daman and Diu

    NCAER computed the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) Daman and Diu for the years 2008-09 to 2012-13. The UT is dominated by registered manufacturing. Its per capita income is approximately five times that of India. However, the growth of the economy had faltered during the period of the study, with slowing growth in manufacturing. Share...   Read More

  • Gross State Product of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

    The main objectives of this report are to first calculate its GSDP for the five years starting from 2008–09 to 2012–13 as mandated by the UT Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The second objective is to use the calculated GSDP to identify the opportunities and challenges and the third objective is to recommend a...   Read More

  • NCAER Labour Economics Research Observatory (N-LERO) and New Skills at Work India

    India has one of the world’s youngest populations and one million job-seekers will join India’s labour force every month for the next 20 years. India urgently needs to meet its 3E challenge of education, employability, and employment if it is to reap the demographic dividend. How India’s youth are trained and skilled will determine their...   Read More

  • Implement Digital Direct Benefit Transfers: A DBT Readiness Index for the States of India

    Both the central and state governments in India operate a vast array of cash and in-kind transfers to protect its poor. But these social protection schemes often suffer from substantial leakages and poor targeting, distort market functioning by subsidising prices and thereby impose significant fiscal stress without commensurate social benefits. India is seeking to port...   Read More

  • India Human Development Survey (IHDS)

    A collaboration between NCAER and the Univeristy of Maryland, the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) was designed to complement existing Indian surveys by bringing together a wide range of indicators in a single survey. Unlike single-topic surveys, the IHDS collects data on different dimensions of human development like education, caste, gender relations and infrastructure. This...   Read More

  • Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    India Human Development Surveys I (2004-5) and II (2011-12) (IHDS-I and II) form part of a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The goal of this program is to document changes in the daily lives of Indian households in a society undergoing rapid...   Read More

  • Analysis of Value of Urban Land Based on Trends and Patterns in the prices of land

    The underlying rationale of the study is to identify the determinants of land values in the NCT of Delhi. The study, apart from using standard statistical tools, would undertake several case studies to develop a better understanding of the determinants of spatial and inter-temporal variations of land values.

  • Cost of Customised Weather and Marine Services: A study for Ministry of Earth Sciences, GoI

    The Ministry of Earth Science has been providing weather / climate related forecasts on land and oceans through its constituent units namely the National Centre for Ocean Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS). This study aims to estimate the cost incurred in producing user-wise customized forecasts of...   Read More

  • Assessment Study on Green Jobs Potential in India

    The overall objective of this study is to develop a Green Sector Input-Output (IO) table for India for the year 2009-10 and derive the IO coefficient and Leontief matrix. The exercise will make use of output and employment multipliers of various “green” sectors in India (Wind Energy, Watershed Development, Forestry & Environment and Metro Rail...   Read More