NCAER in the News

Opinion: Nijara Deka and Palash Baruah. To maximise India’s youth-driven economic potential, it must boost women’s participation in labour force The often-quoted expression “demographic dividend” connotes the potential economic growth that can result from shifts in a population’s age structure. It implies the economic benefits resulting from a larger share of the working-age population. Changes...   Read More


  • Everybody loves a good quota

    Unless there is a procedure for notification of groups moving out of the reserved category demands for reservation by groups like the Jats Gujjars and Patidars will continue I sometimes feel sorry for the governments of Gujarat Haryana and Rajasthan which are plagued by demands for reservation from powerful and aggressive communities. Patidars Jats and Gujjars...   Read More

  • Looks like the PDS works

    There’s room for more awareness and organisation but the number of people benefiting from fair price shops is growing Poor people in India depend heavily on the public distribution system. A recent survey by the National Council of Applied Economic Research found that more than 90 per cent ration card-holders in Below Poverty Line (BPL)...   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