NCAER in the News

Opinion: C.S. Mohapatra. Policies have sought to promote participation in financial markets, but investor ignorance and negligence as well as fraudulent activities are impediments to growth. India’s financial sector has grown exponentially over the past two decades. One major contributor to this is the rising participation of private investors in financial markets coupled with digitalisation....   Read More


  • Financial sector cybersecurity at the helm of investor protection

    Opinion: C.S. Mohapatra. The aggregation of personal and financial data through fintech platforms presents an attractive target for hackers, leading to concerns over data privacy and security. The digitalized payment landscape, while making transactions more efficient and cost-effective, has unintendedly heightened the risk of cyber frauds and personal data misuse. Cybercriminals exploit vulnerabilities in the...   Read More

  • Universal social security works best for platform workers

    Opinion: Bornali Bhandari and Ajaya K Sahu. There are no win-win options here as all of them involve trade-offs. Policy makers must strike a balance. A universal social security system is perhaps the best option to protect gig workers. The Code on Social Security, 2020 defines gig worker as a “person who performs work or...   Read More

  • Consumer Awareness on Health Benefits of Fish

    Opinion: Laxmi Joshi and Saurabh Bandyopadhyay. Given the current and anticipated changes in dietary choices, livestock and fisheries present a distinct opportunity for growth. Both rural and urban populations’ consumption patterns are shifting, according to NSSO statistics. Based on the amount and pattern of consumer expenditure surveys (many rounds), data on monthly consumption expenditure per...   Read More

  • Technology Plays a Crucial Role in Driving Change

    Opinion: Laxmi Joshi and Saurabh Bandyopadhyay. The agricultural sector in India has made significant progress since gaining Independence, thanks to technological advancements and government interventions. The Green Revolution, in particular, played a crucial role in increasing food grain production by three times, demonstrating the importance of science and technology in the growth of agriculture. Today,...   Read More

  • Africa’s bold bargain with global finance

    Opinion: Udaibir Das. Could a continental consensus work as Africa’s ultimate bargaining chip?  In the heart of Africa’s economic crucible, a seismic shift is underway. The continent’s leaders, weary of a global public and private financial architecture that has long failed them, are now wielding their collective voice as a potent weapon. As the world...   Read More

  • Safeguarding investors

    Opinion: C S Mohapatra. Investor education is crucial for enhancing financial well-being. Enhanced opportunities and increased volatility, calls for fresh financial literacy efforts, as traditional programs may no longer suffice. The curriculum needs updation to cover digital literacy, new investment risks, evolving financial structures, and governmental measures for investor protection and fraud prevention. While progress...   Read More

  • Digital dividend for EPFO, subscribers

    Opinion: Poonam Munjal and Palash Baruah. EPFO envisions achieving global standards in social security by 2047 through strategic initiatives, transitioning from enforcement to facilitation. Digital India was launched in 2015 with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society. One of the many benefits of digitalisation is seen in the functioning as well...   Read More

  • Tourism sector will need to go green for growth

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit. With environmental consciousness gaining ground, reducing carbon footprint in the sector will be vital to attract tourists. The tourism sector is expected to play an integral role in Viksit Bharat preamble. The projections indicate that this sector is poised to generate employment for 137 million people and contribute an additional $250 billion...   Read More

  • Why India needs to reform its degree apprentices programmes

    Opinion: Manish Sabharwal and Ramesh A Reddy. Amartya Sen acknowledges progress in combating 'son preference' in Haryana and UP, while emphasizing the need for innovative employer financing solutions to bridge the skills gap and empower millions of youngsters in the workforce. The skill ecosystem should be aligned with employer supply chains through three reforms to...   Read More

  • E-comm in fisheries
    E-comm in fisheries 13 Mar 2024

    Opinion: Saurabh Bandyopadhyay and Laxmi Joshi. The Ministry of Fisheries signed an MoU with e-commerce company Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), on February 19, 2024, to bring fishermen and consumers in one marketing platform to sell varieties of fish. Though belated, the move is required for developing the fishery sector in India. The NCAER,...   Read More