NCAER in the News

Opinion: Palash Baruah and DL Wankhar. In communities where education is given greater importance & viewed as a gateway to success, households are more likely to allocate a larger portion of income toward educational expenses. Education is the cornerstone upon which nations build their future. It is the bedrock of social and economic growth at...   Read More


  • Gandhian philosophy inspires rural development

    Opinion: Saurabh Bandyopadhyay Anupma Mehta and Laxmi Joshi Gram Swaraj recently got a fillip as Government okayed continuation of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan One of the unique features of governance in India is that its rural landscape is characterised by a system wherein each village and local unit is responsible for upgrading its own administrative structure...   Read More

  • Why the battle over Roe vs Wade signifies a struggle for America’s future

    Opinion: Sonalde Desai  The right to obtain a legal abortion is vital to reduce inequalities The United States Supreme Court seems poised to overturn its own 1973 ruling regarding women’s right to privacy as they seek abortion. The 1973 judgment in Roe vs Wade was a landmark judgment in which the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22...   Read More

  • NCAER Press Release: Dr Mridul Saggar, the new IEPF Chair Professor

    NCAER is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Mridul Saggar as the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPF) Chair Professor at NCAER. He joins the Chair today. The Chair has been established with the support of the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in the Government of...   Read More

  • Rapid introduction of a central bank digital currency is fraught with risks, especially for end-users

    Opinion: Barry Eichengreen Poonam Gupta & Tim Marple  In her February 1 2022 budget speech Nirmala Sitharaman announced GoI's commitment to issuing a digital rupee. The relevant text ran three sentences in its entirety. 'Introduction of [a] central bank digital currency (CBDC) will give a big boost to digital economy. Digital currency will also lead to...   Read More

  • To boost exports, port logistics must improve

    Opinion: Dripto Mukhopadhyay and Sanjib Pohit  Performance index based on 11 parameters shows ports in the east and south are lagging  India has been making concerted efforts to expand its merchandise exports footprint. And rightly so as exports act as an engine of growth. The objectives of production linked incentive (PLI) schemes or of India becoming a...   Read More

  • BIMSTEC can boost ties with the East

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit Transport connectivity between India’s N-E and the eastern neighbourhood can improve. But trade gains per se seem limited. After a gap of four years the BIMSTEC (comprising Bangladesh Bhutan India Mynamar Nepal Sri Lanka and Thailand) summit was held virtually in last week of March to deliberate on the prospects and way forward...   Read More

  • Unpaid female workers and employment rate

    Opinion: Palash Baruah and D. L. Wankhar Claims and counter-claims have characterized the debate about the scenario of employment and unemployment in the country. Both Government and private agencies shell out various shades of data and information to prove a point. Going by the official data set it is seen that Government collects and collate employment...   Read More

  • Why men are more equal than women

    Opinion: Anupma Mehta Several changes may have taken place in the lives of Indian women but gendered realities continue to reflect in their status in a family every day. The iconic utterance by French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr more than 150 years ago “The more things change the more they remain the same” accurately sums...   Read More

  • Go green, Calcutta
    Go green, Calcutta 28 Feb 2022

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit Hybrid trolley buses and trams are a way out Calcutta’s mayor Firhad Hakim announced that reducing the city’s pollution would be a priority. A significant volume of Calcutta’s pollution emanates from the transportation sector. With India setting its net-zero emission target for 2070 Calcutta’s transportation needs to be geared towards that goal. Calcutta...   Read More

  • Education should be priority, not banning of hijab

    Opinion: Sonalde Desai It is time for us to focus on empowering all women including Muslim women by ensuring their access to education employment and public safety. After two years of living behind a mask and trying to decode muffled voices and hidden expressions one begins to develop empathy for millions of women hidden behind face...   Read More