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Ajit Ranade

Ajit Ranade is chief economist, Aditya Birla Group

Diverting rice to produce ethanol during pandemic is unethical
Wed, May 06, 2020

Such diversion of food crops to produce biofuel was considered one of the reasons for the rise in food prices globally. Corn and other grain is also used in feedstock for poultry and cattle and is hence part of the food economy. Should India, a country with rampant poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, use food grains for making ethanol?

Utilise FCI stock for those who have ration cards and those who don’t
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

The states must engage NGOs, factories and charities including religious organisations to raise funds for meeting the expenditure on milk, eggs, cooking oil and vegetables, and even soaps and sanitisers.

Case for a fiscal push
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Policy should focus on recapitalising banks, giving incentives to sectors like telecom and housing, and alleviating the disruption caused by demonetisation and GST

Holiday ends for Mauritius
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Scrapping tax treaty with island nation will boost India’s domestic tax reform agenda.

Should industry get licence to bank?
Fri, Dec 31, 2010

The gap in banking capital needs to be closed by Industrial houses since they have demonstrated the ability to provide other financial services with adequate capital backing.