Tag Search: “infrastructure”
Book review: India’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic
The Indian government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has drawn polarising reactions, mostly set within a restrictive ‘success-failure’ metric. In this post, Oommen C Kurian reviews the book Till ...
- Oommen C Kurian
- 08 April, 2021
Webinar video: Putting farmers first
In December 2020, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) organised a webinar on ‘Putting Farmers First’. The panel comprised Siraj...
- Bijeta Mohanty
- 01 April, 2021
Energy access for marginalised communities: Evidence from rural India
While overall energy access of Indian households has improved rapidly over the past decade, access to clean fuel is still low as compared to electricity. Besides, social structures and hierarchies con...
- Namrata Chindarkar Setu Pelz Johannes Urpelainen
- 25 March, 2021
In September 2020, Jean Drèze’s proposal for an urban work programme called DUET (Decentralised Urban Employment and Training) was presented on I4I. This was followed by an extensive symposium in whic...
- Jean Drèze
- 09 March, 2021
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...
- Ananth Narayan
- 22 February, 2021
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...
- Yamini Aiyar
- 15 February, 2021
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...
- Parthapratim Pal Swathysree S S
- 10 February, 2021
Farm laws: Roadmap for agricultural marketing privatisation
Focussing on the essence of the farm laws, which purportedly seek to promote free market competition in agricultural marketing, Dilip Mookherjee emphasises the need for reform of APMC (Agricultural P...
- Dilip Mookherjee
- 06 February, 2021
Budget 2021-22: Over-reliance on infrastructure investment to spur growth?
Commenting on the strong infrastructure push in the 2021-22 Budget, Sarmistha Pal argues that an emphasis on investment in infrastructure may not necessarily bring India out of the current economic re...
- Sarmistha Pal
- 05 February, 2021
Budget 2021-22: A gender lens
Examining the 2021-22 union budget through a gender lens, Nalini Gulati discusses what the budget does – and does not do – for women in the Indian economy, particularly with respect to the digital pus...
- Nalini Gulati
- 02 February, 2021
An assessment of policy performance under the current regime
Commenting on the recent policy paper by Subramanian-Felman, Maitreesh Ghatak discusses why – looking at the same numbers – he would tend to be less generous in his grades for the performance of polic...
- Maitreesh Ghatak
- 01 February, 2021
International Day of Education
24 January is observed by the United Nations as the International Day of Education, to highlight the importance of education for sustainable development and to promote universal, equitable, and inclus...
- I4I Team
- 22 January, 2021