MORE MARKET STATS
INVEST IN US MARKET
Articles By Ashok Gulati
Centre vs State farm laws: Lessons from history for Punjab
Its new farm Bills to nullify the central farm-reform laws mirror Indira Gandhi’s failed attempt at govt takeover of wholesale trade of rice and wheat in 1973-74
Oct 26, 2020
MSP vs Markets: A question of efficiency
Do we want agri growth that is also financially sustainable, or the mess that we have in rice, wheat, and sugar that are MSP- and SAP-dominated?
Oct 12, 2020
The new farm reforms: Content and controversy
The farm Bills promise farmers the freedom to sell wherever, and to whomever, they please. This corrects the restrictive trade and marketing policies followed so far.
Sep 28, 2020
From plate to plough: Seeding future growth for the tractor industry
By Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja BOUNTIFUL RAINS AND news of tractor-sales shooting up by 38.5% in the month of July have triggered quite a buzz in the market. It is being claimed that the performance of agriculture this yea
Aug 31, 2020
Agriculture Infrastructure Fund: Another major step in the right direction to get agri-markets right
The bottom line is that India needs to not only spatially integrate its agri-markets (one nation, one market), but also integrate them temporally, with spot and futures markets converging.
Aug 17, 2020
How subsidy reforms could help take on China
A major rationalisation of subsidies can finance development of eastern India as well as reinforcing of defence in the wake of Chinese aggression.
Aug 03, 2020
Unshackle private sector for atmanirbhar agriculture
The govt should rethink its stand on seed-tech industry and on domestic urea production. encouraging the private sector led to stellar gains in tractors
Jul 20, 2020
If Modi govt wants Aatmanirbharta in agriculture, oil palm is a crop to work on
At $10 bn, edible oil Import account for the largest portion of India’s Agri-Import bill. If the Modi govt wants Aatmanirbharta in agriculture, oil palm is a crop to work on.
Jul 06, 2020
FCI stock, PDS: Centre can get Rs 1,50,000 crore by taking two bold reforms
While liquidating FCI’s Execss stocks could give the govt `100,000 crore, PDS reforms could free up another Rs 50,000 crore
Jun 22, 2020
Modi 2.0 may not reap doubling of farmers’ income
The latest reforms are a significant step forward, but shifting to DBT for food & Fertiliser subsidies may do more to bridge the gap with the DFI goal.
Jun 08, 2020
Would Modi government move towards direct cash transfers?
Merging state and central income support schemes will make Rs 5 lakh crore available to extend basic income to poor households; this will also stop leakages.
May 25, 2020
Unshackling farmers to push agriulture growth
India’s new Agri-marketing reforms could be the 1991-moment For agriculture, But they need supplementary action for optimal results
May 18, 2020
Covid-19: A silver lining to the corona cloud
The states have done an exemplary job of ensuring availability of essential foods, and procuring wheat from farmers. focus must now be on relief for migrant workers.
May 11, 2020
Rebooting the economy: India needs a stimulus package of at least 5% of GDP
To bounce back from the pandemic quickly, India needs a stimulus package of at least 5% of GDP that focuses on broad-based development in laggard eastern states.
Apr 27, 2020
From plate to plough: Deaths, destitution and democracy
India must use the corona-crisis to reform the agri-marketing system by abolishing the APMC Act, promoting e-NAM, and allowing warehouses to double up as mandis.
Apr 13, 2020
What ails agri-food policy? Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s ringside insight
Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s ringside insight into India’s agri-policies shows, without reform on food subsidy and MSP, unlocking resources for growth will be difficult.
Mar 16, 2020
Budget 2020: Why Sitharaman’s budget won’t double farmers’ income by 2022
Budget 2020-21: This has been going on since the 2003 model legislation—the Agricultural Produce Marketing (APMC) Act—when prime minister Vajpayee was at the helm of affairs.
Feb 02, 2020
Budget 2020: Food, urea subsidy reforms must be priorities
Budget 2020 India: The budget must be transparent on, and fully account for the Food Subsidy dues to FCI. IF DBT is adopted for food and Urea subsidies, the govt can save upto Rs 50,000 crore.
Jan 20, 2020
Govt can save Rs 50,000 crore by reforming country’s grain management system
Reforming the country’s grain management system could save the govt Rs 50,000 crore annually, allowing the FM to fund infra investments while maintaining fiscal deficit.
Jan 06, 2020
With Sharad Pawar in govt, it’s a golden chance for Maharashtra to frame an agriculture policy
Maharashtra’s farmers have been in the news quite often, and for the wrong reason: high incidence of farmers’ suicides.
Dec 09, 2019
From plate to plough: Sowing paddy, reaping smog
To curb NCR air pollution from stubble burning, the govt should incentivise Punjab and Haryana farmers to switch from paddy to corn.
Nov 11, 2019
Agrarian crisis: Fertiliser reforms are key, not zero-budget natural farming
The fertiliser prices, then, will be market-determined, ensuring their efficient usage, and stopping their diversion to non-agri uses as well as to neighbouring countries.
Sep 16, 2019
Remembering Arun Jaitley’s contribution to agri-policies
The political stalwart also had a keen agri-sense, and understood that the highest pay-off from economic reforms is now to come from agriculture
Sep 02, 2019
Why solar power is the only option to double farmers’ income
Calculations suggest that using 'solar trees' to generate solar power on farmers' land is the only way to double farmers' incomes by 2022
Aug 05, 2019
Empower farmers by streamlining subsidies through JAM trinity
The government re-started some almost dead plants (Gorakhpur, Ramgundam, etc) that produce urea at more than $400/tonne.
Jul 22, 2019
Harvesting water: Technology vs policy
Lack of effective regulation and policy of cheap or free power supply for irrigation have intensified freshwater crisis beyond technological redemption
Jul 08, 2019
Budget 2019: Why FM Sitharaman should have expanded PM-KISAN scheme to cover fertiliser, power subsidies
Union Budget 2019 India: PM-KISAN should have been expanded to cover fertiliser and power subsidies
Jul 06, 2019
Cyclone Nivar Highlights: Three killed in Tamil Nadu as cyclonic storm crosses coast near Pondy
International flights during Covid: IATA to launch Travel Pass to replace quarantine, all you need to know
Big lessons from the Lakshmi Vilas Bank crisis for customers: Shift account at first hint of trouble!
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G review: Out to eat OnePlus's lunch
Ministry of AYUSH shares ‘three simple steps’ to improve immunity; Here’s how
Indian Railways cancels several special trains in view of cyclone Nivar; see list here
COVID-19 vaccination in India: Why Oxford-AstraZeneca results are better news than Pfizer and Moderna
Dividend stocks with high yields getting attractive amid low interest rates; check popular stocks
Covid pandemic: India ranks 2nd globally in avoiding travel destination due to safety concerns, 2021 to be year of road trips, says survey
Sebi orders attachment of bank, demat accounts of 6 individuals to recover Rs 5.8 cr
ECLGS: Govt extends credit guarantee scheme to health and 26 other sectors identified by Kamath Committee
India had estimated 7.4 crore COVID-19 infections by August: ICMR's 2nd national serosurvey
From next academic year, technical courses to be offered in regional languages: Education Ministry
Night curfew to be clamped in Delhi due to rising Covid-19 cases? Here’s what AAP govt told High Court
India can create USD 1 trillion of economic value using digital technology by 2025: Niti Aayog CEO
India vs Australia, 1st ODI Preview: Without Rohit Sharma, Kohli's men venture into unknown against mighty Oz
Flipkart in final stages of consolidating Walmart India within its wholesale business
Over Rs 10 lakh crore loans under Mudra Yojana created 51 lakh entrepreneurs between 2015-18: Irani
Income Tax Dept to validate UDIN given by chartered accountants in tax audit reports
Amazon Pay, Paytm Payment Bank, PhonePe, Mobikwik are NPCI's new shareholders among total 67 entities
Switch to Hindi Edition
Banking & Finance
Travel & Tourism
From The Print
Edits & Columns
Companies, Stock Quotes