NCAER in the News

Opinion: Saurabh Bandyopadhyay and Laxmi Joshi. Despite making significant contributions and accounting for a large share of the workforce, women’s concerns and interests are frequently disregarded. India is second only to China in fish production. In 2022-23, India produced around 18 million tonnes, accounting for 8 per cent of global production. About 32 per cent...   Read More


  • Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy: Trends across states, over time

    Opinion: Soumi Roy Chowdhury Abhinav Motheram & Santanu Pramanik Delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccine against Covid-19 despite its availability is a key hindrance in achieving optimal vaccination coverage among populations around the globe. Using data from a Facebook survey – conducted in partnership with University of Maryland and Carnegie Mellon – this article explores...   Read More

  • Do away with flaws in energy policy

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit In recent years India has been increasingly focussing on augmenting its capacity of producing electricity from renewable energy. As of November 27 2020 38 per cent of India’s installed electricity generation capacity is from renewable sources — 136 gigawatt (GW) out of 373 GW. To some extent this push is due to...   Read More

  • Press Release: Poonam Gupta appointed as the new Director-General of NCAER

    National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) India’s largest and oldest economic think tank announces the appointment of Poonam Gupta as its new Director-General. NCAER is delighted to announce the appointment of Poonam Gupta as its next Director General. Poonam the first woman Director General of NCAER will succeed Shekhar Shah who has led NCAER...   Read More

  • How updated land records can help revive rural economy

    Opinion: Prerna Prabhakar With livelihoods affected during the pandemic the importance of land ownership for access to formal loans as well as government relief programmes became more evident. But the relatively poor availability of clear and updated land titles remains a hurdle. For a significant section of the rural poor land is both an asset...   Read More

  • Regulation by circulars?

    Opinion: K P Krishnan The recent semi-public exchanges between Sebi and DFS raise several questions about the legislative function of regulators that need careful consideration In March 2020 a private bank wrote off Additional Tier 1 (AT-1) bonds worth Rs 8415 crore based on a scheme of reconstruction approved by the Reserve Bank of India...   Read More

  • The entangled economics and politics of India’s farm agitation

    Opinion: Sudipta Mundle The government should reduce price distortions while farmers must organize themselves to gain collective bargaining power Our skewed policy of providing support prices chiefly for two crops has led to the oversupply of these even as our subsidy-cum-procurement regime turned farmers dependent on it. The roots of the continuing farmers’ agitation go...   Read More

  • Not a refined process

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit Auto fuel pricing goes beyond taxes to refineries The discourse around the spikes in gas petrol and diesel prices follows the usual line. The government argues that the consumer has to bear the high price because global crude oil prices have hardened. The Opposition argues that the higher domestic price is due...   Read More

  • Make room for women in the new normal

    Opinion: Sonalde Desai The pandemic may have limited our ability to connect with the external world but for several Indian women isolation isn’t unfamiliar or new. When we tell our children and grandchildren about 2020 we will talk about a time when we shut ourselves in our homes to keep the world and the pandemic...   Read More

  • Govt land monetisation will boost infrastructure development

    Opinion: Prerna Prabhakar The proposed SPV meant to carry out the monetisation should take essential steps for making land assets of PSUs free of any hindrances Urban development in India is largely obstructed by the lack of availability of land at affordable prices a key prerequisite for infrastructure development and housing. According to the Numbeo...   Read More

  • The skills India needs

    Opinion: K P Krishnan Excessive centralisation of skilling programmes may hinder the ability of training institutions to effectively respond to Indian market requirements. About a month ago the Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 3.0 the third phase of the short duration national skilling programme. Unlike some other public policy campaigns of...   Read More