Land scarcity will perhaps be the single greatest constraint to India’s development.
The important question of agricultural, including futures, markets is being raised. To an economist, markets are about what the Austrians called tatonnements and equilibrium prices.
The mutually agreed withdrawal of forces at Dokalam on Bhutan’s border is a step in the right direction.
Rivers are back in fashion. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adiyanath wants Gomti to be integrated with Ganga.
Prof Sukhamoy Chakravarty was a giant amongst intellectuals, who had a brief and yet very influential stint in policy-making.
To aim, in the short-run, at the monetisation of the economy as per the standards of a developed economy—when the problem is to build up the infrastructure to reach there—is not very practical
There is by now substantial agreement amongst analysts that a strategy for dal production which ensures supplies and a reasonable degree of self-reliance is sorely needed, and the country cannot go from one crisis to another without a well-worked-out policy.
A neat separation of poverty estimates and entitlements won’t pass muster.