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Kirit Parikh

The writer is former member, Planning Commission, and chairman, Integrated Research and Action for Development

Govt’s scheme to pay Rs 6,000 to poor rural households will up their expenditure, reduce poverty
Thu, Mar 07, 2019

The annual benefit of Rs 6,000 will provide the household some cushion against unexpected expenditure due to illness or accidents, which pushes many people to the margins of the poverty line — at times, even below it.

The oil & rupee problem
Fri, Nov 16, 2018

A balanced approach can reduce petrol price without affecting revenues. RBI mustn’t artificially shore up rupee

Farm solutions for Delhi air
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Bans and fines can’t stop stubble burning. Build a market for straw and it will be gathered and used

Take reform to fuel
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Prices of petrol and diesel will come down if states agree on a mechanism to levy GST for oil products

Why we need nuclear power
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Solar power may be price competitive, but it is subject to vagaries of weather

Odd-even programme is no long-term solution to pollution
Mon, May 09, 2016

It can only be the beginning of the search for one.

An ‘A’ for ambition
Tue, Mar 22, 2016

There are several good proposals in Budget 2016. Government’s ability to raise resources for the proposed programmes will depend on the growth of the economy.

Delhi can deal with pollution
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

The Aam Aadmi Party’s strategy is a good one for some immediate relief. However, it must initiate action on all the other measures now.

A different social justice
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Disprivilege and backwardness can be addressed without resort to fixed quotas

Do the smart thing
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

Planned cities must be flexible enough to evolve as needs and aspirations change.

Be ambitious at Lima
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Larger promises of emissions reduction would benefit India. But any agreement must also be fair.

Coal and punishment
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

SC order was sweeping. Now government must denationalise coal.

100 days of summer
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

New government has no time to waste if it is to instil confidence that it is working to improve people’s well being.

100 day challenge
Mon, Jun 16, 2014

What the new government should do to spur economic and industrial growth.

India’s low-carbon growth strategy
Fri, Jun 08, 2012

Rich countries must stop lecturing developing countries and accelerate their own efforts to cut emissions