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Dampening Sustainability

This paper has undergone quite a few revisions, and the author is thankful to many scholars, and colleagues at the Foundation for Agrarian Studies for their comments on multiple drafts.

India’s Critical Mineral Landscape

Imagine a world without the glow of LED lights, the hum of electric cars, the grace of aerospace marvels, the green promise of wind turbines and solar panels, a day without batteries powering our lives, fighter jets defending our skies, smart televisions entertaining us, or your trusty smartphone

A Tale of Two Summits

Two back-to-back multilateral summits, the BRICS and G20, are rightly considered 2023’s very important meetings. Both these have successes, challenges and provide indicators on the state of current geopolitics.

Green Capitalism and Growth

Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe by Alessio Terzi, Harvard University Press, 2022; pp 368, $29.95.

Status of Biodiversity Management Committees in Tamil Nadu

After the enactment of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, it is mandatory for the local governments to establish biodiversity management committees. In this article, the operationalisation of the Biological Diversity Act in various local governments of Tamil Nadu is analysed.

Is Public Expenditure Management Sufficient for Sustainable Fiscal Discipline?

In Odisha, the government has made continuous efforts to achieve the objectives of public expenditure management in view of the inherent deficiency of tax capacity to meet the rising public expenditure. Given the necessity of such an expenditure for ensuring the provision of basic facilities for citizens, it needs to be managed well to ensure efficiency, stability and development. Analysing fiscal discipline and strategic prioritisation of public expenditure using secondary data from 1980–81 to 2018–19, and the operational efficiency of public expenditure using primary data about the construction of check dams, it is found that fiscal discipline in Odisha is unsustainable due to lack of strategic prioritisation and operational inefficiency.

Does FDI Induce Technological Advancements in India?

The study used partial least squares-structural equation model and found that foreign direct investment and research and development expenditures have a positive relationship with high technology exports (indicator for technological advancement), whereas technical cooperation grants have a negative relationship with HTE in India.

India’s Sustainable Future

According to an October 2022 study from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, India’s renewable energy industry is shining and thriving.

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