Make Agriculture Great Again

Agriculture has always been a controversial sector in India. Every government tries to please farmers in their own ways. But the sector is haunted by a variety of problems. CHALLENGES There are different factors that affect agriculture [1]: Local and global environment Soil and crop-specific issues affecting yield of the crop Government policies like minimum…

India’s Big Data Strategy

‘Big data’ is the hottest topic in the world of technocrats, economists, statisticians and policy makers. The data are assimilated from various sources like financial institutions, government departments, companies, regulators, internet and various other data generators. The analysts structure the data, analyze the trends and information, predict the behavior and aid in decision-making. Indian government…

Budget 2017

Amidst high expectations, Union Budget 2017-18 tried giving something to everyone by promising growth and employment whilst maintaining fiscal prudence. This is a different analysis of the budget involving certain sectors which matter us for the future. The budget revolved around two themes viz. Formalization and Digitalization. If Narsimha Rao’s government is known for ‘liberalization’…

DEMONETIZATION: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?

Photo Courtesy: Shruti Shirhatti ‘At the stroke of midnight on November 9, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong decision to demonetize Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes’ – the breaking news which caught all eyes and ears across the nation. It had different reactions from different people : Aam aadmi was seen happy…