NCAER in the News

Opinion: Isha Dayal and Sanjib Pohit. Global action. A body, akin to WTO, which can enforce rules to govern multilateral action on climate change is the need of the hour. Ahead of the first global stock take on climate action, due to take place at COP28 in Dubai, a new report released by the United...   Read More


  • How India can give a boost to biofuels

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit Rather than bank on crop residue and used oilseeds the focus must shift to a few feedstock crops to produce biofuels India’s transportation sector contributes about 10 per cent of total national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Out of which road transportation contributes about 87 per cent of the total emissions. Clearly achieving net...   Read More

  • Towards doubling farmers’ income

    Opinion: Tarujyoti Buragohain The government can take surer strides towards increasing agricultural households’ income if it were to guarantee more than 100 days of work under the MGNREGA and invest more in supporting livestock farming an analysis of SAS data shows. Prime minister Narendra Modi  had made a mention of his dream to see farmers’ income...   Read More

  • Will Omicron make Indians stay home? Data on how much they socialise offers a clue

    Opinion: D. L. Wankhar and Palash Baruah Data reveals that the poor dedicate more time — about 142 minutes — to social and community activities higher than the average time spent by the overall population. As Omicron looms large and we go into a new phase of restrictions on socialising it is important to understand why...   Read More

  • Will 2022 see a painful end to the bonhomie between the Centre and RBI?

    Opinion: Mythili Bhusnurmath The jugalbandi between RBI and GoI went well beyond the blurring of traditional boundaries that we saw elsewhere in the world to something close to an exchange of roles. We saw government act like a conservative central bank holding tight on to its purse strings even as RBI acted like a populist government...   Read More

  • E-buses not a great idea for India

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit The batteries would require frequent charging. Trolley buses quite similar to trams are a better option. With commitment of net zero emission by 2070 India is on a war footing to reduce her carbon footprint in all sector of economy. As transport sector is a big emitter of GHG emission due to...   Read More

  • Protection from Data Protection Authority

    Opinion: K P Krishnan Parliament has to reconcile the twin challenge of protecting people not just from data fiduciaries but also from the protector itself. The Personal Data Protection Bill (Bill) was introduced in the Lok Sabha in December 2019 and referred to a joint parliamentary committee (JPC). The JPC submitted its report recently. The...   Read More

  • Will raising the marriageable age for women to 21 improve gender outcomes?

    Opinion: Anupma Mehta National health survey indicates the urgent need for lowering maternal and infant mortality rates as well as for promoting responsible and mature parenthood. GoI's decision last week to introduce a Bill increasing the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years has drawn a lot of attention receiving both...   Read More

  • Why we need to boost Cashew Export in Konkan Region of the State?

    Opinion: Poonam Munjal and Nijara Deka Indian cashew is exported to more than 60 countries in the world with the main markets being UAE USA Netherlands UK Germany Japan and Australia. The country earned foreign exchange equivalent to Rs. 5870.97 crores from the export of 84352 metric tonnes of cashew nuts during the year 2017-18. ...   Read More

  • Cautious Optimism on Gender Data in National Family Health Surveys (NFHS-5)

    Opinion: Anupma Mehta Notable findings from the Woman’s Schedule component of the National Family Health Survey The recently released compendium of Fact Sheets on various health and empowerment indicators under the fifth round of the National Family Health Surveys (NFHS-5) for the period 2019-21 give us something to shout about especially with regard to women’s...   Read More

  • Where will India’s economic growth settle in the next 2-3 years?

    Opinion: Poonam Gupta A reasonable bet for India's growth would be about 7% or higher in the next few years. The baseline growth draws upon the average growth rate of about 6.75% in five pre-Covid years. In the near term monetary and fiscal policies are unlikely to be able to contribute to this growth estimate...   Read More