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Opinion: Bornali Bhandari and Laxmi Joshi.  Small farmers lack access to tools, as the tractor-dominated farm machinery sector suffers from demand, supply constraints India is simply not producing the sort of farm machinery that our small and marginal farmers want or can readily use at a price which appeals to them. Farm machinery comprises equipment...   Read More


  • Indian manufacturing lacks logistics

    The state of India’s manufacturing sector is concerning. Especially when compared to the massive transformation registered in this sector by other Asian countries in similar stages of development. Contributing around 16 per cent of India’s GDP manufacturing remains far below its potential which should be at least 25 per cent. Kandla one of India’s busiest...   Read More

  • With 2.35 Average Overnight Trips Per Year, Sikhs Lead the Travellers Among all Religions

    Highest incidence of trips is seen in J&K with 836 per 100 households followed by Himachal. Delhi at the bottom. NEW DELHI: Indians are going places—travelling fast and furious. Domestic tourism is not only driving economy it is also an indicator of consumption pattern of the country’s citizens. A tourism ministry study has put the Sikhs at...   Read More

  • Who is married to whom in India

    Mumbai: Is it true that people tend to marry within their profession or occupation? Data available from the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS-II) suggests so if we analyse marriages within and across broad occupation categories. For example among those female teachers who were married 19% were married to fellow teachers (CHART 1A) the highest among...   Read More

  • How the socio-economic fabric has changed

    Despite a rich statistical heritage paucity of data hinders policymaking in India. Most national surveys such as the ones carried out by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) tend to focus on a single theme. Further these surveys typically provide snapshots of society only at a particular point of time. By comparison the India Human Development Survey (IHDS)...   Read More

  • FDI in food : Where would it take us to?

    There is little doubt that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is associated with the diffusion of global best practices professionalism technology and work culture essential for market efficiency and competitiveness. In the presence of internationally competitive environment ensured by FDI the domestic agencies are also motivated towards changes that bring efficiency. Studies have shown positive impact...   Read More

  • Accident of life, not birth, causes poverty

    "Our public policies have historically focused on individuals who are poor by virtue of the accident of their birth – dalits adivasis and individuals based in poor states and backward districts. But with declining poverty the accident of birth has become less important than the accident of life. People fall into poverty due to illness...   Read More

  • Gujarat, Delhi, Tamil Nadu top states for fresh investments

    New Delhi: Businesses ranked Gujarat Delhi and Tamil Nadu as the top three states for making new investments and corruption emerged as the biggest concern for investors according to a survey by New Delhi­based think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). A ranking based on the success rate of states in implementing 98 regulatory...   Read More

  • NCAER survey: Gujarat best state to start new business; UP, Jharkhand the worst

    Gujarat Delhi and Tamil Nadu are the best places to make fresh investments in India while Jharkhand Uttar Pradesh and Bihar lag on this front a latest survey by think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has revealed. The NCAER State Investment Potential Index (N-SIPI) is based on five pillars such as labour infrastructure...   Read More

  • Corruption major constraint for businesses: NCAER survey

    Corruption is the biggest constraint being faced by businessmen across states in the country says a survey of economic think tank NCAER. "The results (of the survey) indicate that corruption emerged as the biggest problem" it said adding that business enterprises have consistently ranked corruption as the major obstacle for growth. The NCAER State Investment Potential Index also...   Read More

  • States not able to implement their commitments: Telcom Secy

    As call drop menace continues Telecom Secretary J S Deepak today put the blame on large-scale shutting down of towers for "health reasons" and said states are not able to implement their commitments. He also said that the complaints of call drops were like people refusing to allow water tanks on their roof-tops and at...   Read More

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