He is chancellor, Central University of Gujarat.
When food prices are driving inflation, an investment fillip is the answer.
That poverty in Gujarat’s Adivasi belt has not come down is uncontested.
Debate on the Gujarat model is more about stated positions, less about reality.
Here, the MGNREGA and ration card are the people’s lifelines.
A national power grid will need skilful management
The relationship between civil servants and politicians remains unreformed.
An investment stimulus,not a trimmer budget,is the need of the hour.
The government must work on the fundamentals,not just wait for FDI.
Why much of the anxiety over the new land acquisition law is misplaced.
Vo Nguyen Giaps strength was his immersion in the real world
Improving agricultural productivity is the real challenge for food security.
Globally accepted norms of transparency in financial assessments are needed
Only the foolhardy would uncritically accept official estimates.
Food security could help raise real incomes,trigger innovation in agriculture
Support mechanisms for states are key to a national water law
Law on land acquisition will reduce distortions in the use of a scarce resource
Rahul Gandhi said it: we need policies to improve conditions for economic migrants
Can a policy for growth with price stability be configured,is the question
It is unlikely to address concerns arising from failing agricultural initiatives
Eras,like the one Verghese Kurien inaugurated,never come to an end
Time to take the bolder steps,bring FDI to small towns
What the standing committee report on the land acquisition bill left out
P.S. Appu demanded a lot,but set the perfect example
Theres no easy way out after living beyond our means for so long. But the budget is good
Transparency is essential in holy grails like nuke energy and agri research
Exaggerated numbers are thrown across our food security debate
Strengthening the food and agricultural supply chain
Science doctorates went up from 5000 at beginning of 10th Plan to more than 9000 in 11th Plan.
We need to maximise self-selecting measures for subsidies
Some proposals in the seeds bill need further deliberation.
The Planning Commission which ruled the poverty roost with an iron hand for over thirty years seems to have hung up its gloves.
Why exporting wheat is not a solution in itself
Are we finally looking at decontrolling sugar?
Remembering Suresh Tendulkar,the great critic of planning.
Why farmers are so reluctant to diversify