Tag Search: “food security”
Using science to improve Indian agriculture
Five years ago, the Indian government imposed a ‘temporary’ moratorium on the commercial release of Bt brinjal – a genetically modified crop - even after it had passed through the due regulatory proc...
- Robert S. Zeigler
- 26 June, 2015
The Chhattisgarh experience and the National Food Security Act
Many of the reforms introduced under the National Food Security Act are modeled on PDS reforms implemented in Chhattisgarh. These reforms are widely believed to be responsible for the state’s success...
- Prasad Krishnamurthy Vikram Pathania Sharad Tandon
- 20 April, 2015
Workfare as an effective way to fight poverty: The case of India's MNREGA
The fundamental appeal of a workfare programme, vis-à-vis a welfare programme, is that it helps in targeting the beneficiaries. This column assesses the welfare impact of MNREGA on poor rural househo...
- Shamika Ravi
- 11 December, 2014
Saving people's livelihoods
The new government is seeking to alter the essence of MNREGA based on the premise that it is not useful in its current form. In this article, Sudha Narayanan criticises the move and argues that despi...
- Sudha Narayanan
- 28 October, 2014
Protectionism under the guise of food security
India has backed out of the commitment it made at the WTO negotiations in Bali in November 2013. The implicit explanation is that the government needs to accumulate food grain stocks to provide subsid...
- Ashok Kotwal Milind Murugkar Bharat Ramaswami
- 10 August, 2014
The Jaitley Budget: Planning for crisis
El Nino can potentially derail the best-laid plans of the new government in India. The article contends that the finance minister would do well to plan his first Budget by attaching a reasonable prob...
- Arvind Subramanian
- 23 June, 2014
Reconstructing facts in Bt cotton: Why scepticism fails
In disputes around Bt cotton, a “triumph narrative” is alleged to have emerged from researchers - mainly economists - catering to vested interests of the biotech industry, its funding and allied journ...
- Ronald Herring
- 02 June, 2014
Incorporating Public Good Availability into the Measure of Poverty
This project makes an attempt to incorporate benefits from unpaid public services into consumption decisions to arrive at more accurate measures of poverty and inequality. The project considered thre...
- Anders Kjelsrud Rohini Somanathan
- 01 May, 2013
- IGC Research on India
Right to Food: Let's get it right
The proposed inter-state resource allocation in the upcoming National Food Security Bill is anti-poor. It will result in unequal treatment of equally poor individuals across rich and poor states. This...
- Abhijit Banerjee
- 25 July, 2012