Tag Search: “infrastructure”
DRAMA at the farm gate
Describing the new ‘APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) Bypass Act’ as a ‘Dual Regulation of Agricultural Marketing Act’ or DRAMA, Jean Drèze argues that the legislation's odd framework of du...
- Jean Drèze
- 24 December, 2020
Webinar video: Navigating Covid-19 impact on agriculture supply chains
In October 2020, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) organised a webinar on ‘Navigating the Impact of Covid-19 on the Agricultu...
- Kumar Das Bijeta Mohanty
- 23 December, 2020
Agricultural worker exits and crop fires
While the process of moving workers from low- to high-productivity sectors is considered critical for economic development, its environmental impact remains largely unexplored. This article shows that...
- Hemant Kumar Pullabhotla
- 22 December, 2020
Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Foreign trade, capital flows, and India’s growth
The Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) policy was announced by the central government, along with the economic package, as a response to the crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this pos...
- Partha Sen
- 27 November, 2020
DUET: Creating a resilient ecosystem for vulnerable populations
Providing their perspective on Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, the authors contend that its objective should not just be financial support but the creation of a wider ecosystem that...
- Ishu Gupta Advaita Rajendra Ankur Sarin
- 10 November, 2020
A ten-point programme for economic recovery
The Indian economy has been experiencing a slowdown in growth of GDP in general and investment in particular, with the Covid-19 crisis being the last (big) straw. In this post, Gurbachan Singh present...
- Gurbachan Singh
- 20 October, 2020
DUET: Expand to include social protection for informal workers
Commenting on Jean Drèze’s DUET proposal, Rakshita Swamy and Amit Basole highlight its simple design as its strength and propose a more comprehensive approach that also includes social protection for ...
- Amit Basole Rakshita Swamy
- 19 October, 2020
DUET: Some practical concerns
Providing her perspective on Jean Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, Ashwini Kulkarni raises pertinent questions about the implementation process. She outlines the role of ‘labour cont...
- Ashwini Kulkarni
- 08 October, 2020
DUET: The industrial policy angle
Providing her perspective on Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, Swati Dhingra contends that addressing the immediate, monumental problem of joblessness arising from the Covid-19 pandem...
- Swati Dhingra
- 08 October, 2020
DUET: Flexible implementation is key
Commenting on Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, Yamini Aiyar contends that it is a welcome opportunity to reclaim the importance of robust social protection for urban India, while deb...
- Yamini Aiyar
- 07 October, 2020
DUET: Need to keep open mind, pilot cautiously
Commenting on Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, Sandip Sukhtankar contends that given the potential promise but obvious issues that need to be addressed, the proposal is indeed ripe f...
- Sandip Sukhtankar
- 24 September, 2020
DUET: Weighing the costs and benefits
Presenting her perspective on Drèze’s DUET proposal, Farzana Afridi contends that in the net, we need to evaluate the relative cost and benefit of having a potentially administratively complex urban ...
- Farzana Afridi
- 21 September, 2020