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Friday, May 27, 2022

Amitabh Kundu


The writer is Distinguished Fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries

Why there’s no agreement on India’s Covid death figures
Wed, May 11, 2022

P C Mohanan, Amitabh Kundu write: In the absence of robust data on deaths due to the pandemic, claims and counterclaims will continue

Thanks to data gaps, NFHS provides a limited picture
Wed, Dec 08, 2021

🔴 Amitabh Kundu, P C Mohanan write: Scrutiny of NFHS sex ratio figures is difficult because crucial survey design information isn’t in public domain.

Has the economic fallout of the pandemic affected different communities in different ways?
Sat, Aug 28, 2021

Data from the recent Periodic Labour Force Survey indicates that this is indeed so, writes Amitabh Kundu.

Govt needs to encourage more remunerative cropping patterns, while addressing farmer anxieties
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

Centre must make transparent efforts to push exports consistently and not follow the stop-go policy emanating from price controls for the Indian consumer market.

Focusing on health, education of women will bring down population, increase work participation
Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Policy-making in India has in recent decades been generally neutral to data and research. However, in matters of demography, particularly while prescribing strong punitive measures for having large families, decisions must be taken based on rigorous analysis of the data to avoid a China type crisis.

Whose quota is it anyway?
Mon, Jan 28, 2019

Eligibility criteria for reservation for economically weaker sections will enable the well-off to corner benefits

Budget 2016: Change not backed by allocation
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

The actual taxes proposed and operationalisation of relevant schemes leaves one with mixed feelings.