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Commentary

Public expenditure in the agriculture sector and its role in reducing poverty and enhancing household incomes, especially in rural areas, is widely studied and firmly established (Bathla et al 2020....

The introduction of Phase 3 of the eCourts Mission Mode Project in the Union Budget 2023, coupled with “a substantial financial commitment of `7,000 crore, signifies a pivotal advancement in the....

Nations all over the world, parti­cularly developing countries see urbanisation as a key to accelerate economic growth and reduce poverty. Agglomeration economies, economies of scale, and economies of....

The abysmal earnings from the passenger segment are the main reason for the reported loss of Indian Railways, and the earnings from the freight segment are used to cross-subsidise the passenger....

Commodity futures market in India commenced way back in 1875 with the Bombay Cotton Trade Association for cotton derivative trade (FMC 2011). Currently, the futures trade is performed in agricultural....

In an influential paper in 2001, Jim O’Neill, the then head of global economic research of Goldman Sachs, had made a series of predictions regarding the influence of four emerging economies, Brazil....

Perpetuated through stereotypes and societal delinquencies, a dis­abled person’s exclusion in vital sociopolitical affairs leads to severe compromises of their individual rights and living....

Political participation is described as one of the basic conditions of a functioning democracy (Verba et al 1995: 2; Norris 2002: 5). A basic premise of representative democracy is that every person....

The recent drive against child marriage was creating distress among the citizens in Assam. On 7 February 2023, the chief minister of the state, tweeted 1 a video announcing the cabinet’s decision to....

It is a common practice for educational institutes with excellent National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grades to celebrate with fireworks on the day the results are known, similar to....

The expansion of health insurance can reduce mortality among minorities and people from backward areas and those who suffer from chronic diseases that are potentially treatable with timely medical....

The Indian corporate sector1 was grappling with inherent vulnerabilities even prior to COVID-19 owing to the slowdown in the economic growth, a fallout of which was rising non-performing assets (NPA)....

The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, popularly called as the FRA, is justifiably heralded as being one of the most transformative....

Now that the dust has settled over frenetic budget exercises, perhaps it is time to ponder over some larger questions relating to public budgeting. To begin with, in times to come what should we be....

This is not a war diary. Such a diary should come from Gaza. These are a few public posts published in Hebrew over a few weeks in October and November 2023. They do not offer a detached political or....