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farmers income in india

Increasing Farmer’s Income

Rural India seems to be the step-child of the development model being followed since long. The narrative being peddled by the urban economic “pundits” and the Ivy League “babus”, being seconded by policymakers, is that the best way forward is to take the agriculture labour out of the villages and into the cities. But the million-dollar …

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Climate change

Planting Trees ! Not Enough !

The special report on Climate Change and Land released on August 8, 2019, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) illustrates this difficulty. It delivers a wake-up call for policymakers — that aggressive forestry targets do not excuse cowardice in cutting emissions from fossil fuel use. To make this case, it explicitly identifies the limits of carbon sequestration …

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Borrowing Overseas- Is it a Misadventure or Calculated Risk?

For Economic Times by Dr. Raghuram Rajan In her Budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that India would start borrowing in external markets in external currencies. This is a marked change from the past when India issued government bonds in rupees,and borrowed in foreign exchange only from official lenders like the World Bank. Two …

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