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India Policy Forum 2014-15

This India Policy Forum 2014–15 comprises papers and highlights of the discussions at the 11th India Policy Forum (IPF) held in New Delhi on July 15–16, 2014. The IPF explores India’s rapidly evolving and sometimes tumultuous economic transition and its underlying reform process using...

Shekhar Shah, Arvind Panagariya, Subir Gokarn
Jul 2015
The NCAER State Investment Potential Index (N-SIPI) 2016

NCAER-State Investment Potential Index or N-SIPI is an evidence-based index that combines published secondary data on key relevant parameters with an extensive industry survey conducted by NCAER across twenty states and the Union Territory of Delhi. It is uniquely poised to provide a single...

Indira Iyer, Mythili Bhusnurmath, Poonam Munjal, Pallavi Choudhuri, Asrar Alam, Amit Sharma, K Subbaraje Urs
Mar 2016
Factors Impacting Railway Freight Traffic in India

The Indian Railway (IR) system is one of the four railway systems in the world that transports more than one billion tonnes of traffic annually. As against a growth of 4 per cent to 4.5 per cent in the last few years, IR is likely to achieve only 1 per cent growth in 2015–16. This is indicative of...

Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Palash Baruah, D B Gupta
Feb 2016
Agricultural Outlook and Situation Analysis Reports: Rabi Outlook Report January 2016

The current outlook for agricultural growth in 2015-16 appears moderate at best at this juncture and is expected to remain similar to the 2014-15 growth rate of 0.2 per cent. The findings of this NCAER report are based on a comprehensive assessment of farm input prices and availability, monsoon...

Rajesh Chadha, Ayyapasore Govindan, Laxmi Joshi, V. P. Ahuja, Charu Jain, Shesadri Banerjee
Jan 2016
Evaluation Study of Targeted Public Distribution System in Selected States

Using primary survey data, this report assesses whether, and to what extent, the weaknesses noted by past evaluation studies on the TPDS have been adequately addressed by state governments. Six states viz., Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are covered. Of these,...

Sohini Paul
Sep 2015
Agricultural Outlook and Situation Analysis Reports

The need for monitoring and analysis of emerging food scenarios is important for India both because of significant dependence of output on the monsoon rains and the fact that globally India is one of the major consumers of food crops influencing markets. Management of agriculture from a public...

Rajesh Chadha, Ayyapasore Govindan, Laxmi Joshi, V. P. Ahuja, Charu Jain, Shesadri Banerjee, Sameer Kumar Mondal
Sep 2015
The Indian Steel Industry: Key Reforms for a Brighter Future

With a nearly 2 per cent of share of GDP and 16 per cent of the industrial sector, a healthy steel sector is vital for the Indian economy. This NCAER study finds that though the steel industry in India does have considerable potential, it is currently constrained not just by the well-known...

Ramgopal Agarwala, Rajesh Chadha, Charu Jain, Jahnavi Prabhakar, Rohitash Chaudhary, S. Vijay Kumar
Sep 2015
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation

Using unique data from the India Human Development Survey, a large, repeated, national household survey conducted by researchers from the NCAER and the University of Maryland before and after the implementation of MGNREGA, this report examines changes in the lives of rural households and in the...

Sonalde Desai, Prem S Vashishtha, Omkar Sharad Joshi
Aug 2015
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