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Key Drivers of Progress in Digitisation of India’s Land Records

The poor land records and lack of access to these records adversely impact both the land markets in India and financialisation of land assets. The digitisation of land records is a critical first step in addressing this issue. In this context, NCAER’s Land Records and Services Index (N-LRSI) has...

Charu Jain, Deepak Sanan, Somnath Sen
Sep 2021
Urban Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is part of a series of Measurement Briefs from the NCAER National Data Innovation Centre. Based on the findings from the Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey, Rounds 1 and 2, this particular Brief is set in the backdrop of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent loss...

Pallavi Choudhuri, Santanu Pramanik, Sonalde Desai
Dec 2020
 
Insured but Not Covered: Rising Insurance Coverage Should be Accompanied by Awareness of Entitlements

This is part of a series of Measurement Briefs from the NCAER National Data Innovation Centre based on the findings from the Delhi Metropolitan Area Study. This particular Brief on health insurance suggests that despite rising insurance coverage in recent years, individuals are not often aware of...

Debasis Barik, Santanu Pramanik, Sonalde Desai
Dec 2020
Sensitivity of Work Participation Rates to Survey Design

This is the first of a series of Measurement Briefs from the NCAER National Data Innovation Centre based on the findings from the Delhi Metropolitan Area Study. This particular Brief on employment outlines the challenges in measuring women’s work and demonstrates how different approaches of...

Neerad Deshmukh, Sonalde Desai, Santanu Pramanik, Dinesh Kumar Tiwari
Apr 2020
 
Identifying Binding Constraints to Agricultural Growth in Bihar

Given fund shortages, government can at best address one/two most important constraints for agricultural growth. Applying Hausmann growth diagonostic framework, we have attempted to identify binding constraints to agricultural growth in Bihar. We find that the poor functioning of agricultural...

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Nov 2019
Sources of Crop Output Growth in Bihar: Implications for Policy Interventions

Bihar has a geographical area of 9.4 million hectares and fertile agricultural land spread across the Indo-Gangetic plains. The net cultivated area in the state accounted for about 57 per cent of the total reported geographical area during 2012-14. Over 70 per cent of rural workers depend on...

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Nov 2019
 
Growth and Structural Transformation of Agriculture in Bihar

The economy of Bihar is dominated by agriculture, which contributes over a quarter of the state’s income and accounts for employment of about 70 per cent of the rural workforce. Hence, robust growth of the agriculture sector holds the key to the economic and social development of the state....

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Nov 2019
India's Transporatation Performance Index

Globalisation has opened up economic opportunities for developing countries in the form of outflow of value-added services, low-cost raw materials , human resource skills, improved market access for their exports, efficiency gains in their economies through technology transfer and spill-over, and...

Sameer Malik, D B Gupta, Sanjib Pohit
Sep 2019
 
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