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Opinion: Ajaya K Sahu and Bornali Bhandari. As India increasingly urbanises, it has become important to measure its economic parameters, not only at the aggregate level but also at the disaggregated level. The literature review suggests that there are differences across city tiers. However, we find that the current statistics simply do not capture the...   Read More


  • Marriage by choice or convention?

    The most popular trend in the institution of marriage in India is a mix of a love and arranged match. Its implications need to be studied in depth It is said that a successful marriage requires falling in love many times but always with the same person. This idiom can be interpreted in different ways...   Read More

  • India’s worth as an investment destination

    The survey covered 1049 units in 20 states and Delhi ranking them on their investment potential based on the six major metrics.  The efforts towards improving the business climate started some years ago and deepened when the government’s flagship initiatives Make in India and Start-Up India took centre stage. The department of industrial promotion and...   Read More

  • Major financial model for minor ports

    Minor ports in India do not act as a growth engine unlike in developed countries. Mere development of infrastructure will not make them financially viable. Strategy must focus on creating economic epicentres around minor ports India has a coastline of 7500 km and is studded with 12 major ports and close to 200 minor ports....   Read More

  • What drives women over the edge?

    It’s troubling that women have a higher rate of mental ailments than men. The need is to guide them so that they can emerge from the inner recesses of conservative and patriarchal households Women in India have traditionally been perceived to be two-three times more vulnerable than men to mental ailments stemming from psycho-social factors...   Read More

  • An opportunity India must not miss

    Government’s biodiesel programme holds the potential of sustainable entrepreneurship development and meeting all three objectives of economic growth — social equity job creation and environmental sustainability The Government’s launch of a biodiesel programme represents a unique case for the development of numerous sustainable entrepreneurs employment generation empowerment of the subaltern masses by providing them ownership/occupational...   Read More

  • Biofuel Sector: A Missed Opportunity

    India though an early mover in the biofuel sector failed to embrace rewards from one of the safest and cleanest of energy sources. To tap this precious resource the Government has to formulate a new strategy After lying in limbo for a few years concomitant with low oil prices India’s biofuel sector made headlines recently....   Read More

  • Strengthening Logistics Network

    India is in dire need of a long-term national logistics plan that can help minimise gaps reduce costs align developmental projects so we can all reap economic benefits In today’s world economic climate changes more quickly and countries realise that globalisation has made the world smaller and more competitive. Also customers seek products and services...   Read More

  • Press Release: NCAER releases its N-SIPI 2018, the NCAER-STATE INVESTMENT POTENTIAL INDEX

    “Delhi leads the NCAER-State Investment Potential Index 2018 Tamil Nadu is second.”  New Delhi (Friday August 3 2018): The National Council of Applied Economic Research NCAER released its 2018 N-SIPI the NCAER State Investment Potential Index at a launch workshop inaugurated by Shri Ramesh Abhishek Secretary Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Covering 20...   Read More

  • Delhi, TN, Gujarat are best States for doing business: NCAER study

    Delhi has emerged the most-attractive State for investors improving its position on the think-tank National Council for Applied and Economic Research (NCAER)’s 2018 State Investment Potential Index. Gujarat previously No 1 slipped two places to the third position. The surprise elements in the index named N-SIPI was Tamil Nadu which moved up four places to...   Read More

  • Possibility of three instead of four GST rates, a useful debate: Arvind Subramanian

    Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian Wednesday said that it is not possible for the diverse Indian economy to have one uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST) across the country. The useful debate in fact can be whether there can be three GST rates instead of the present four rates with the possibility of reevaluating the...   Read More

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