• IPC 2017

Policy

By Sagarika Ranjan
In Issue 10
Jul 12th, 2016
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Countless policies, dynamism of innovative measures and intention of becoming a lion drives the Indian economy  today. In the process, we are talking of development and trying to ape some of the success stories of the west, but without assessing its feasibility. It’s like sowing rice on an arid land and cactus in marshes. The west is talking of research and development...
By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Issue 10
Jul 12th, 2016
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Prohibition is not a solution The chequered history of  banning alcohol is enough to demonstrate that prohibition causes more harm than benefits in India  and helps bootlegger, corrupt and criminals The ancient discipline of yoga is irrelevant without imposing ban on sale of liquor across the country  and the Prime Minister must act in this regard, Bihar Chief Minister...
By Anand Mishra
In Issue 10
Jul 11th, 2016
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When the RBI reviewed the monetary policy on June 7, nobody was expecting a rate  action. No hike was anticipated, no lowering either. What analysts were looking for was the language of the statement, rationale of leaving the key policy rates unchanged and what was RBI’s stance on key regulatory issues such as MCLR and liquidity management. As expected, Raghuram Rajan ...
By Pratik Dattani
In Governance Watch
Jun 23rd, 2016
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India is now an important global economic power. This is partly due to external factors like the slowdown in China but also due to internal factors like India being set to enter an era of more inclusive growth. Significant progress is likely to be visible in the coming decades in terms of growth percolating to more people in society. While this progress can be attribut...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 8
May 4th, 2016
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Madhya Pradesh, which is often said to be a BIMARU state, plans a ministry that will bring smile to its people In a first of its kind initiative in India, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently announced a ‘Ministry of Happiness’ to measure the state’s progress, on lines of Bhutan which measures prosperity by gauging citizens’ happiness quotient a...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 8
May 4th, 2016
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The odd-even scheme was perhaps a decision that was taken without taking into account other contributing factors On December 3, 2015, the comments of the Supreme Court of India on the air pollution levels in the national capital brought to the fore the real magnitude of the problem. The adage ‘living in a gas chamber’ that was used by the court to make sense of the sit...
By Ritika Bisht
In Aadhar
Apr 4th, 2016
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Recently, Aadhaar Bill was passed in the lower house as a Money Bill which will ensure the targeted delivery of subsidies. No matter how good intentioned this Bill could be, the issues and questions surrounding UID scheme refuse to die as government fails to eliminate the glitches in the large scale implementation of country’s most ambitious social project. Ninety seve...
By Ramesh Raja
In Issue 7
Apr 4th, 2016
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The much-awaited legislation is aimed at protecting the interest of the home buyers and bring in transparency to the system +In what could finally turn out to become a reality for the existing and future homebuyers of India, both the houses of Parliament recently gave a green signal to the much-awaited Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013. The stage is n...
By Sagarika Ranjan
In Issue 7
Apr 4th, 2016
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India has 15.26 million hectare area under wetlands, which is approximately 4.6 per cent of her land area. Despite their wide ranging services, it is estimated that nearly 30 per cent of the natural wetlands have been lost in last three decades. Errant weather conditions make us think what’s going on rather what has gone wrong. Discussions on climate change, banning CF...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Issue 7
Apr 4th, 2016
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Positive steps taken in some states to improve the lives of transgenders should be replicated Acceptability is something that every human craves for. The way the society is defined conventionally has place only for those who conform to well-defined social constructs. Anything out of the sacrosanct standard is often ridiculed. This is the reality which stares in the fac...