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Covid-19 and other diseases: An ‘Animal Farm’ perspective

Debraj Ray and S Subramanian contend that despite the apparent sentiment of ‘we are all in this together’, the global burdens of Covid-19 and the global benefits of anti-Covid-19 policy have been skew...

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Budget 2021-22: Case for a ‘bad bank’

A key announcement in the 2021-22 Union Budget is the formation of a ‘bad bank’, to better manage the problem of non-performing assets in the financial services ecosystem. In this post, Ananth Naraya...

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Regionalist party representation and tribal insecurity

Observers have long been ambivalent about regionalism as a principle underlying the organisation of politics. Analysing data from India, this article shows that when regionalist parties win elections,...

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Budget 2021-22: Agriculture, procurement, and food security

Discussing agriculture, procurement, and food security in the context of the 2021-22 Budget, Hussain and Mohapatra contend that reforms affecting millions of farmers can only be achieved by preparing ...

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बजट 2021-22: एक औसत बजट

वर्ष 2021-22 के केंद्रीय बजट का आकलन करते हुए भास्कर दत्ता यह तर्क देते हैं कि भले इस बजट में कई सकारात्मक पहलू भी हैं परंतु यह कुल मिलाकर निराशाजनक है क्योंकि इसमें गरीबों की जरूरतों को पूरा करने पर ...

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Inflation targeting in India: An interim assessment

Inflation targeting in India is a work-in-progress, with a five-year review due by March 2021. This article presents an interim assessment suggesting that significant progress has already been achieve...

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An agenda for agricultural reforms

As the farmers’ protests continue, Barun Mitra outlines some of the key issues that could help understand the current political deadlock over the three new farm laws, and suggests possible ways to rea...

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Budget 2021-22: A political economy perspective

Examining the 2021-22 Union Budget with a political economy lens, Yamini Aiyar contends that the policy choices reflects Government of India’s propensity to centralise rather than to devolve, and a sh...

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Budget 2021-22: Does it address structural issues?

Highlighting some of the key features of the 2021-22 Union Budget, Sarthak Agarwal contends that although this Budget was presented in an exceptionally difficult period for the Indian economy, policym...

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Did MNREGA cushion job losses during the pandemic?

The 2021-22 Budget allocation for MNREGA is 34% lower than the revised estimates for the programme in 2020-21. Analysing official MNREGA data, this article suggests that districts that have historical...

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Boosting India’s capital goods’ exports

Union budget 2021-22 has proposed a sharp 34.5% hike in capital expenditure, which is expected to boost the capital goods sector. While the sector has grown since liberalisation, its share in the glob...

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पर्यावरणीय स्वास्थ्य के लिए सामूहिक कार्रवाई: ग्रामीण भारत में स्वच्छता से साक्ष्य

भारत में, विशेषकर ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में, बेहतर घरेलू शौचालयों तक की पहुंच और उनका निरंतर उपयोग किया जाना लंबे समय से चुनौती के साथ-साथ एक नीतिगत प्राथमिकता रहा है। घरेलू स्वच्छता विकल्पों को स्‍थापित ...

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