Projects

  • Study on Functioning of Targeted Public Distribution System in Six States

    Study on Functioning of Targeted Public Distribution System in Six States The main objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Targeted Public Distribution System on target groups with respect to selected indicators. System evaluation and beneficiary level evaluation are part of the study. The survey will be conducted in six states;...   Read More

  • Preparing Model EPC Contract for the Dedicated Freight Corridor

    To moderate and balance the complexities of the Planning Commission document on the Engineering and Procurement Contract (EPC). There is a lack of coordination with respect to the areas linked to (1) civil works, (2) electrical/mechanical portion and (3) signalling. The basic purpose of this document is to combine all these areas into a unified...   Read More

  • Study on Impact of Investment in the Housing Sector on GDP and Employment in Indian Economy

    The study aims to update and substantiate the findings of the July 2000 report of the same title. The study will assess on a broad basis, the inter-linkages between housing, construction and construction materials and to the extent practicable, the real estate development sectors, drawing inferences on the drivers of growth and key points on...   Read More

  • Study on India’s Trade Preference Scheme for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Africa

    This study aims to provide a simulation analysis of the trade preference scheme specified by India to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Africa on the basis of plausible alternative scenarios for an enhanced and expanded duty-free scheme, and to produce a report, written in a style accessible to a non-technical audience, with appropriate recommendations.

  • Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts for all States of India

    The aim of the study is to prepare a set of 10 comprehensive tourism-specific tables/accounts, based on international guidelines. These tables will help in estimating the contribution of tourism to the 35 states and UTs of the Indian economy in terms of GDP and the employment it generates. The indirect contribution, using the input-output model,will...   Read More

  • Under Nutrition and Public Policy in India

    The overall objective of the project is to synthesize and, where needed, re-analyse existing research to inform and influence current debates on food and nutritional security in India. It will study existing research and commission new analysis to understand the issue of malnutrition and the barriers in the achievement of food and nutritional security in...   Read More

  • Evaluation Study on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

    The objectives of the project were threefold: (1) to assess the implementation process, flow of funds, quality of assets, coverage of scheme, impact on livelihood, convergence issues, migration issues, extension of scheme to urban areas, record maintenance, capacity of implementing authorities, norms followed and involvement of PRIs; (2) to examine post construction maintenance aspects, different...   Read More

  • Analysis of Border Regions Competitiveness and Connectivity in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

    The goal in this paper is to correct growing regional imbalances within India. One way of doing that was to integrate some of the more remote border areas with neighboring areas in other countries. Darjeeling borders Illam and Jhapa, the centres of tea production in Nepal. In Rangpur division of Bangladesh, Panchagarh district produces tea...   Read More

  • Evaluation of e-Courts Mission Mode Project

    The main objective of the study is to assess the level of computersitaion of district and Taluka courts in India covered under the e-Courts project. This includes assessment of the ICT deployment of hardware & LAN components, utilisation of hardware & LAN components, assessment of Case Information System (CIS) application roll out and readiness for...   Read More

  • Enhancing the Scope and Quality of Indian FDI Statistics

    This study is targeted at bringing the focus of high-level policy attention on the urgent need to revamp India’s FDI statistical system for an accurate view of Foreign Direct Investment inflows a / outflows and their impact. The study will achieve the following objectives: Strengthening FDI data frameworks in adherence to international conventions. Streamlining structural...   Read More

  • The National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure

    The National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure (NSHIE), also titled “Living in India Survey”, is aimed at capturing the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of Indian households, with a particular focus on income expenditure, savings and debt, and other aspects of household life in India. These include amenities and dwelling details, water usage, health, remote...   Read More

  • Macro-Econometric Modelling for India Incorporating Accounting of Centre-State Fiscal Systems for Finance Commission, GOI

    Macro-Econometric Modelling for India Incorporating Accounting of Centre-State Fiscal Systems for Finance Commission, GOI The study will prepare a macro-fiscal framework for medium term projections and simulations of alternative scenarios keeping in view the issues that need to be addressed by the Finance Commission in light of Commission’s Terms of Reference.

  • Food Grain Stocking Policy for India

    Pending legislation, which will guarantee access by the poor to a specified quantity of food grains, the National Food Security Bill stands to have a major impact on the food grain stocking policy in India. The Bill mentions cash transfers and issuing food coupons to eligible families. However, no concrete steps have been spelled out...   Read More

  • Comprehensive Study of the Cement Sector

    The objectives of the study are to assess the contributions of the cement sector to economic growth and nation building and analyze how recent developments in government policies (including tax structure) and the economic environment are affecting the cement market in terms of capacity and demand. The study takes into account consumption trends in the...   Read More

  • Collection of Data on Housing Property Prices in Selected Cities 2012-13

    Collection of data on prices of residential properties in 26 selected cities on a semi-annual basis for the construction of a housing property index, RESIDEX. The data are collected, reviewed, and provided to NHB for the construction of the index    

  • Preparation of Standard Bidding Documents

    DFCCI is engaged in developing dedicated railway freight corridors and as part of this endeavour it has decided to carry out the bidding process and requested NCAER to prepare the bidding documents    

  • Kerala Perspective Plan 2030

    The Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 (KPP) is a State Board of Planning initiative that will serve as the basis for implementation of a series of initiatives aimed at fostering sustained growth of the economy. These initiatives will facilitate the Kerala economy to leapfrog and catch up with high income countries. It is organised into three...   Read More

  • Telecom Sector in India: A Decadal Profile

    The telecommunications sector plays an increasingly important role in the Indian economy.  It contributes to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), generates revenue for the government and creates employment. The report presents the evolution of the telecommunications sector in India in the decade between 2001 and 2011.  The total number of telephone subscribers has grown at a...   Read More

  • Third Handloom Census

    The objective of the Handloom Census is to build a reliable database of the handloom sector in order to understand the differential impact of policies by planners and policy-makers on the handloom sector. The first two rounds of the census in 1987-88 and 1995 were conducted by the government with NCAER serving as the nodal...   Read More

  • Agricultural Outlook and Situation Analysis Reports for India; Incorporating the Best International Practices

    This project is complementary to the NCAER study commissioned by Ministry of Agriculture on Agricultural Outlook and Situation Analysis Reports. The project will help to build capacity for providing regular and periodic reports on agricultural outlook and will utilise international best practices in this regard.

  • Agricultural Outlook and Situation Analysis for Food Security

    The study focuses on integrating information relating to inputs, outputs, and markets for the major agricultural products to provide an assessment of the emerging agricultural outlook in the economy. The study will consider developments in the domestic economy and also global markets with implications for Indian agriculture and focus on food crops, given the significance...   Read More

  • India’s Cotton Revolution: Outcomes and Insights

    India’s cotton economy has witnessed significant changes after the introduction of Bt technology in 2002. In a relatively short span of 10 years, the country has become the second largest producer of cotton in the world. The rapid growth in India’s cotton production has attracted a lot of attention within as well as outside the...   Read More

  • National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure (NSHIE)/Market Information Survey of Households (MISH)

    The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) initiated the Market Information Survey of Households (MISH) in 1985-86 to estimate market size, penetration of a variety of consumer goods and most importantly, provide a profile of consumer households in terms of income, occupation and location. These surveys are one of the few consistent sources providing...   Read More

  • Acquisition of Technological Capabilities through the Clean Development Mechanism: Some Quantitative Explorations

    This paper investigates the impact of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) on technological capabilities of implementing firms in India using longitudinal data of 500 CDM and non CDM firms for the period 2001–2012. Technological capacity is a multi-dimensional concept. The present study measures it by three indicators, namely, R&D intensity, profitability, and total factor productivity....   Read More

  • Capturing the Potential of Greenhouse Gas Offsets in Indian Agriculture

    The primary objective of this research is to develop policies and programs targeted at the early exploitation of the most cost effective GHG abatement options within Indian agriculture. Subsidiary objectives are to document current national policy settings affecting the Indian agricultural sector which may inadvertently be encouraging high emission production activities or the use of...   Read More