He is chancellor, Central University of Gujarat.
He must stimulate the economy, keep tax incentives, placate people post-demonetisation.
As the Union budget approaches, debates over welfare grow intense.
History tells us that faith in a currency is what keeps it afloat
With the latest figures on industrial output, the case for a stimulus is pressing.
Skewed projections of non-rural populations have affected economic planning.
A neat separation of poverty estimates and entitlements won’t pass muster.
Despite their recent notoriety, Section 25 companies are not for profiteering.
Reservation agitation points to the deficiencies in Gujarat’s development policy.
Sanat Mehta wasn’t given the credit he deserved for the dam
Policymakers need to address the real problems in the land market
Government must raise public investment by at least one per cent of the GDP
Land law amendments imply that state, not market, knows best.
A reformist budget was tripped up by short-run pressures.
Next set of GDP figures won’t be different. We need a public investment stimulus.
If an anti-technology mindset spreads, we will have to pay for it dearly.
But has India fully leveraged its presence at the high table?
Electricity reforms, talked about for years, need a sustained political push.
Sensible principles have become a casualty in the noisy pricing debate.
What we need to learn from China is not the art of running a small firm well, but the art of supporting a small business.
We need clarity on how the government plans to tackle the deficient monsoon.
Behind the CSAT furore lie vested interests of the teaching shop industry.
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