Archived Articles (September 2020)

  • Viewpoint: India's Farm Reforms

    MEDC | 27 SEP,2020

      The farm reforms recently proposed by the Prime Minister are a step in the right direction. His assurance on MSP reflects the government’s commitment to protect ... Read more

  • Technology and economic growth

    MEDC | 27 SEP,2020

      Covid-19 has exposed us to the enabling power of technology. With cheaply available online courses, young graduates and even progressive villagers can train themselves... Read more

  • Covid and policy interventions

    MEDC | 27 SEP,2020

      It is becoming increasingly clear that Covid is taking its worst toll on the poor, disadvantaged and marginalized. The economic burden resulting from both the disease ... Read more

  • Limiting local lockdowns

    MEDC | 27 SEP,2020

      The Prime Minister has rightly questioned the efficacy of a few days of local lockdown every now and then in combatting the pandemic. A better approach would probably ... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Innovation and Economic Growth

    MEDC | 21 SEP,2020

      With India being ranked 48th in the latest Global Innovation Index (GII 2020), there is reason for celebration. This is the first time that India has entered the top 5... Read more

  • Why biodiversity matters

    MEDC | 21 SEP,2020

      Humans are exploiting and destroying nature at an unprecedented pace, and efforts by governments to halt the destruction are proving woefully inadequate. The UN’... Read more

  • Reinvigorating PSEs

    MEDC | 21 SEP,2020

      Many of India’s public sector enterprises (PSEs) have become white elephants. The share of PSEs in India’s total market capitalization fell to a decadal lo... Read more

  • Stagflation and policy complications

    MEDC | 21 SEP,2020

      Inflation was far from the nation’s anxiety radar when India went into lockdown six months ago. But today’s key policy concern is stagflation – a pot... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Education and Entrepreneurship Development

    MEDC | 13 SEP,2020

      The majority of Indians continue to find jobs in the informal sector, which excludes both government and private organizations. The best example of this is the agricul... Read more

  • Covid and lateral thinking

    MEDC | 13 SEP,2020

      Every cloud has a silver lining. The sheer scale and uncertainty of Covid-19 has taken apart old models and forced us to do some out-of-the-box thinking. The faceless ... Read more

  • Technology and regulatory issues

    MEDC | 13 SEP,2020

      New technologies often give a biased competitive edge to business conglomerates by further sharpening their innate unfair advantages. This is not in the best interests... Read more

  • Inflation's persistent challenge

    MEDC | 13 SEP,2020

      India is one of the world’s few large economies where inflation has actually risen since the start of the pandemic. This could be partly due to the fact that the... Read more

  • Viewpoint: India and the Innovation Index

    MEDC | 06 SEP,2020

      India has been ranked 48th on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020. This is the first time we have come in the list of the top 50 countries on the GII. No doubt, it ... Read more

  • Complex recovery curves

    MEDC | 06 SEP,2020

      With the world’s fastest growing economy probably becoming its fastest shrinking one, there is a need to reflect on the direction of the inevitable recovery proc... Read more

  • A taxing issue

    MEDC | 06 SEP,2020

      The GST shortfall is becoming a taxing issue for the government. Thanks to the prolonged lockdown, economic activity has come to a standstill, and so, tax revenues hav... Read more



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