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Opinion: Sonalde Desai: Population growth and the changing geographic and generational balance of power The United Nations estimates that the world population will reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. Our minds had barely wrapped around a global population of 7 billion in 2011, and now, only 12 years later, we are looking at a...   Read More


  • Doubling farmers incomes: Why greater focus on rabi crops could create a win-win situation

    The total foodgrain production in India has more than doubled from 108.42 million tonnes in 1970-71 to 252.22 million tonnes in 2015-16. More importantly India is now the largest producer in the world of a host of farm products be it jute or dairy or total pulses buffalo meat and chicken products. This is nothing...   Read More

  • Reimagining the OBC quota

    Sub-categorisation of OBCs provides an opening to ensure social justice works better Regardless of the political impulse that led the government to announce creation of a committee to look into sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBC) it provides an opening to ensure social justice in an efficient manner. The biggest challenge India faces is that...   Read More

  • NCAER scales up India’s GDP growth to 7.6% for FY18

    The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has revised up its projections for the country's economic growth to 7.6 per cent for the current financial year compared with the earlier forecast of 7.3 per cent. Similarly growth in the country's gross value added was scaled up from 7 per cent to 7.3 per cent...   Read More

  • NCAER pegs FY’18 GDP growth at 7.6% on normal monsoon

    NEW DELHI: Economic think­tank NCAER has revised up its projection for the country's economic growth to 7.6 per cent for the current fiscal compared with the earlier prediction of 7.3 per cent on forecast of normal monsoon. In its quarterly review of the economy NCAER said prospects for the agricultural sector in 2017­18 remain optimistic...   Read More

  • Lack of regional integration holding South Asia back

    TOKYO -- South Asia must accelerate regional economic integration and improve connectivity to truly become a cradle of growth according to experts at a panel discussion on Tuesday during the International Conference on The Future of Asia. Led by India's solid performance -- and supported by relatively young populations and low wages -- South Asia's...   Read More

  • Counter protectionism with greater regional cooperation

    TOKYO -- Asian countries should band together to counter intensifying anti-globalization head winds experts from Japan China India and Southeast Asian countries agreed at an international conference on Monday. The panel members were asked to exchange opinions on "free trade and the rising tide of protectionism" at the International Conference on the Future of Asia...   Read More

  • Reclaiming public spaces

    Eve-teasing leads to restrictions on women’s mobility Walking through a rural market in Myanmar recently I was shocked to see it dominated by women vendors and buyers. In rural Indian markets particularly in the north women vendors are few and shoppers are frequently accompanied by men. The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) of over 42000...   Read More

  • Business sentiment falls 16% in Jan: NCAER

    The business sentiment in the country fell by 16 per cent in January over the previous quarter says a survey by economic think-tank NCAER. Prior to this the N-BCI had risen consecutively for two quarters in July (2.2 per cent) and October 2016 (7.2 per cent) on a q-o-q basis the National Council of Applied...   Read More

  • After Kharif, India set to reap record rabi crops: NCAER

    A good monsoon in 2016 helped in achieving record Kharif crops output and India is set to replicate the performance in Rabi or winter sown crops too said a study by economic think­tank NCAER. As per the NCAER's report on the short­term agricultural outlook for the 2017 Rabi season Gross Value Added (GVA) in agriculture...   Read More

  • No economy for women

    According to a recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) India and Pakistan have the lowest rates of women’s labour force participation in Asia in sharp contrast to Nepal Vietnam Laos and Cambodia that have the highest with richer nations like Singapore Malaysia and Indonesia falling in between. Moreover even this low rate of...   Read More

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