“Gramsurajya”, is the newsletter of this project and will communicate project-related and other news relating to rural decentralisation and growth issues at regular intervals. In its first issue, it looks at voting and the economic state of rural voters.
The development of rural housing in a manner that results in adequate and quality shelter for the inhabitants of Mahatma Gandhi’s “real India” is a challenge before the nation. What are the issues confronting rural housing development in India? The litany is endless.
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
The Fifth India Policy Forum (IPF) conference was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi over July 15–16, 2008. Prof. W. Max Corden, University of Melbourne, Australia delivered the fifth annual IPF lecture on “India and the World Economy: From Friend to Foe? India, the World Economy and the Current Oil Shock”. 2008|9, Volume 5, Papers Private Schooling... Read More
Countries world-wide routinely collate statistics on STS performance indicators such as R&D expenditure, science publications, citations and impact, high-tech employment, and penetration of hightech goods. In parallel there have been several, but often isolated, attempts to define complementary ‘public understanding of science (PUS)’ indicators including concepts such as scientific literacy, public sentiment, interest, and attitudes. This has been... Read More
The Fourth India Policy Forum (IPF) conference was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on July 17–18, 2007. Prof T N Srinivasan, Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor of Economics,Yale University delivered the fourth annual IPF lecture on “Economic Reforms, External Opening and Growth:China and India”. This fourth volume (India Policy Forum 2007/08,Volume 4) was been published in July 2008. The India... Read More
India Policy Forum 2006–07 comprises papers and highlights of the discussions from the third India Policy Forum (IPF) conference, held on July 31–August 1, 2006, in New Delhi. IPF is a joint venture of NCAER and the Brookings Institution that aims to examine India’s reforms and economic transition using policy-relevant empirical research. Dr Pranab Bardhan,... Read More
The report tried to estimate for the output and employment multipliers for the computer related services sector for all major states. The main finding was that the information technology played a unique role in both advanced states as well as “developing” states. In the former case, the sector exhibited a high output multiplier effect while... Read More
In 2005, the number of HIV-infected persons in India was estimated to exceed five million, and this number was projected to increase rapidly. Keeping this in mind, the report analysed the macroeconomic and sectoral impacts of HIV/AIDS using a first of its kind, five-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the Indian economy. Further, in... Read More