ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Technology

The Calling of Regeneration

Situated at the intersection of sociology, economics, philosophy, and ethics, the article illuminates the urgent choices facing society amid stark global challenges such as poverty and misinformation. It contrasts the utopian promise of “innovation for regeneration” with the darker reality of “disruptive innovation,” represented metaphorically by the global arms race. Drawing from a broad range of theories—including sustainable development, existentialist philosophy, and conflict theory—the article explores the complex socio-economic and ethical dimensions of
these choices.

Biometric Electronic Point of Sale Machines and Food Security

We evaluate the impact of the electronic point of sale machines installed in fair price shops in India in improving the nutritional status of the beneficiaries using statewise data from the National Data and Analytics Platform. Through the treatment effects model, the results highlight that the use of technology in the public distribution system can also improve the condition of children and aid genuine beneficiaries apart from reducing the leakages.

In Search of a More Innovative Innovation Index for India

The construction of the India Innovation Index, following the Global Innovation Index, by the NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness, is a timely initiative that gained significant traction in academic and policy circles. However, it is shown that III could be made more robust by strengthening its analytical foundations by characterising India’s innovation system from a southern perspective and locating more appropriate indicators that capture the process of innovation at the national and subnational levels in India.

Trade Reforms, Technology Import, and Firm Productivity in the Indian Manufacturing Sector

The paper is an attempt to examine the impact of technology import on the productivity of Indian manufacturing firms during 1995–2016. The empirics are based on an unbalanced sample of 4,616 firms, which is further segregated into four use-based categories of production. This analysis tends to support the predictions of new trade and growth theories that international trade provides opportunities for dynamic productivity gains.