NCAER in the News

Opinion: C.S. Mohapatra. Policies have sought to promote participation in financial markets, but investor ignorance and negligence as well as fraudulent activities are impediments to growth. India’s financial sector has grown exponentially over the past two decades. One major contributor to this is the rising participation of private investors in financial markets coupled with digitalisation....   Read More


  • ‘Farming’ research

    Opinion: Bornali Bhandari and Laxmi Joshi. Farm mechanisation drive hit by limited R&D. The recently released NCAER White Paper on ‘Making India a Global Power House in the Farm Machinery Industry’ reveals there is a mismatch between what the organised Indian industrial sector is producing and what the small and marginal Indian farmers want at...   Read More

  • Sample surveys’ reference periods need a revisit

    Opinion: Poonam Munjal and Palash Baruah. Data accuracy. To improve data system, NSO is now the nodal agency for all statistical activities. The National Sample Survey, under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, has been conducting large-scale sample surveys on All-India basis since the 1950s. These surveys are the most important and reliable sources...   Read More

  • Mission Life: Ifs and buts

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit and Somya Mathur. Mission LiFE (life style for environment) was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi—at COP26 in Glasgow on 1 November 2021—as a mass movement for “mindful and deliberate utilization, instead of mindless and destructive consumption” to protect and preserve the environment. Incidentally, India is the first country to include LiFE...   Read More

  • Maharashtra’s dilemma

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit and Chetana Chaudhuri. It needs to reduce its fossil fuels dependency. GHG Platform (India) estimates that public electricity generation in Maharashtra accounts for more than 53 per cent of the total emission from energy sector. This amounts to roughly about 43 per cent of the economy-wide emissions of Maharashtra. Most of the...   Read More

  • A digitally unprepared workforce

    Opinion: Asrar Alam. IT skills do not match the standards demanded by the market. Nearly 30 per cent of individuals with such training are jobless. As the pace of technological change continues to accelerate and demand for such skills outstrips supply, it is time to educate everyone on computer-based skills. The data from the National...   Read More

  • Press Release: NCAER-NSE Business Expectations Survey for 2022–23:Q4

    Business sentiments turned buoyant in 2022–23: Q4, rising both sequentially and in comparison to the corresponding period last year, though sentiments about business prospects for the next six months remain mixed.   The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), one of India’s premier economic policy research think tanks, carried out the 124th Round of...   Read More

  • The way forward for Odisha power sector

    Opinion: Chetana Chaudhuri, Sanjib Pohit & Pradeep Kumar Panda  India has expressed its intent to intensify its climate action as a step forward to meet the target of reaching net-zero emission by 2070. For renewable energy development, major challenges are: land acquisition and opportunity costs involved with RE development. Odisha's renewable energy rich sites are...   Read More

  • Reforming the rating agencies

    Opinion: Poonam Gupta. Restoring their credibility is crucial in order to make the world a fairer and flatter place Emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) are meted out unfair treatment by the credit rating agencies. India is no exception. A UN paper shows that the sovereign credit ratings assignments are influenced both by hard economic...   Read More

  • Skills shortage hampering farm mechanisation

    Opinion: Bornali Bhandari and Laxmi Joshi. Farmers should be trained in the use of the machinery, while production units must leverage the services of ITIs The recently released NCAER white paper on ‘Making India a Global Power House in the Farm Machinery Industry’ reveals a mismatch between what the organised industrial sector is producing, especially...   Read More

  • Programming can unlock IT potential

    Opinion: Palash Baruah. According to the given data, there is a larger proportion of male (67.6%) programmers that use a specialised language compared to females (32.4%) As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, computer programming skills have become more important than ever before. In line with Modi’s vision of a vibrant India, the...   Read More