• 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

  • E-Readiness Assessment and e-Governance Ranking of Indian States/ UTs 2011-12

    This is the sixth in a series of e-Readiness reports since 2004. These projects are a paradigm shift in the delivery mechanism of various governance services through ICT adoption by government and are a tool to ‘serve the unserved’ and promote inclusiveness. The assessment is now going to be carried out over time, i.e., states...   Read More

  • Baseline Study on e-Panchayat

    As the knowledge partner on the e-Panchayat project of the Department of Information Technology, NCAER’s role is to sign off on the project scope, research framework, research methodology, and report formats as well as on the final data used in compilation. The main objectives of the study are to create baseline data against which the...   Read More

  • Study on Unaccounted Income and Wealth Inside and Outside India

    The objective of the programme is to analyse the extent of unaccounted income and wealth inside and outside the country, the quantum of non-payment of taxes due to evasion of registered corporate bodies and the nature of activities that engender money laundering and to make substantive policy recommendations that would enable detection and prevention of...   Read More

  • Developing an Input-Output Table for Gujarat with new Green Industries

    The objective of this study is to analyse job creation and growth potential of the state of Gujarat using both secondary and primary data sources through input-output modeling. The degree of impact of exogenous factors on output of a particular sector on all sectors through different multiplier effects is examined. Three of the most frequently...   Read More

  • Study of the Impact of Parallel Imports of Books, Films/ Music, and Software on the Indian Economy with Special Reference to Students

    The Indian Copyright Act (1957) prohibits parallel imports of books, films/music and software. The copyright (Amendment) Bill 2010 seeks to insert the following proviso to section 2 of the IPA (1957): “provided that a copy of a work published in any country outside India with the permission of the author of the work and imported...   Read More

  • Evaluation of Alternative Models of Land Pooling and Development in NCT of Delhi

    The study examines the financial viability of alternative models of land pooling for development of urban extensions in Delhi with a view to encourage private participation in provision of land and affordable housing. The study evaluates three alternative models of land pooling and development on the basis of realistic land values, market trends, and land...   Read More

  • Macroeconomic Modelling of Emerging Scenarios for India’s Twelth Five Year Plan

    The objective of this project is to analyze three alternative growth scenarios for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–13 to 2016–17). These three scenarios present the expected GDP growth rates of the Indian economy under various policy actions and institutional and regulatory frameworks. The updated macro econometric model developed at NCAER was used to provide...   Read More

  • Macroeconomic Modelling for the Eleventh Five Year Plan and Beyond

    The objective of this project is to develop capacity for analysing issues on economic growth and welfare under a variety of policy choices in government spending in the provision of public goods and other measures that influence the course of the economy. The macro econometric model developed under the project has been used to provide...   Read More

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure and NCAER

    In November 2000, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India constituted a task force under the Chairmanship of the Surveyor General of India for evolving a vision for National Spatial Data Infrastructure and for formulating a strategy and an action plan. A vision, strategy and action plan document was consequently prepared and discussed in...   Read More

  • South Asian Perspective on South-South Cooperation

    The key objectives of this study are to bring about conceptual clarity by demystifying South-South Cooperation (SSC) in terms of its context, objectives, scope and policy framework. The study will explore the practicalities of SSC in South Asia by assessing their modalities and instruments and their effectiveness. Specific experiences of SSC through empirical evidence and...   Read More

  • Preparing a Model Engineering and Procurement Construction Contract for the Dedicated Freight Corridors in India

    NCAER will provide consultancy services for preparing Model Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contracts for Dedicated Freight Corridors . The objectives are to moderate and balance the complexities of the present Planning Commission document on the Engineering and Procurement Contract (EPC). In the present document there is a lack of coordination with respect to the areas...   Read More

  • Economic Impact of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

    Modern airports offer a variety of economic services to the local community in terms of income, employment, and infrastructure. Not only do they offer direct benefits, they also create a significant amount of indirect benefits to other sectors directly or indirectly associated with airports. In this context, this study makes an attempt to assess the...   Read More

  • Additional Rural Incomes Survey (ARIS)/Rural Economic & Demographic Survey (REDS)

    NCAER has been conducting periodic surveys of rural households since 1969. The ARIS/REDS datasets, collected in four rounds between 1971 and 2006, form a database on villages and households across India allowing analyses on the micro characteristics of households and their interactions at the village, district, state and national levels. As a panel dataset spanning...   Read More

  • Decentralization, Rural Governance and Inclusive Growth: Linkage and implications

    Decentralization, Rural governance and Inclusive Growth: Linkage and Implications is the main theme of the research at National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. This research project is funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, under the program “Globalization, Growth and Poverty”. The major focus of work is to analyse various aspects...   Read More

  • Quarterly Business Expectations Survey

    NCAER has been tracking the business confidence of Indian firms through a quarterly Business Expectations Survey since 1991. The survey provides an assessment of the present conditions and short-term prospects for India’s business environment based on responses from more than 500 companies in six metropolitan cities in India. The survey includes information on firm characteristics,...   Read More

  • FDI in India and its Growth Linkages

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a multidimensional role in the overall development of the host economies.  The present study aims at providing a detailed understanding of the spatial and sectoral spread of the FDI-enabled production facilities in India and their linkages with the rural and suburban areas. The corresponding impact on output, value-added, capital and...   Read More