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Ritika Juneja

Ritika Juneja is Research Assistant at ICRIER.

Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: An oil palm plan for home
Mon, Jun 20, 2022

Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: It could help reduce import bill. But policymakers will need to develop a long-term vision, handhold small cultivators.

Ritika Juneja and Ashok Gulati write: Can agri-exports be made more sustainable?
Mon, May 23, 2022

The real solution lies in incentivising farmers to switch some of the area under rice and sugar cultivation to other, less water-guzzling crops.

How to tackle food inflation – and how not to
Mon, May 09, 2022

Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: Fear mongering over wheat production must not push the government towards an export ban, especially on cereals the prices of which are at an all-time high

Why reforming the system of free food is necessary
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: Given the level of freebies on just one item, the important question that arises is: Can this be a sustainable path towards poverty alleviation?

Edible Oil Mission is a good idea. But more is needed
Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Ashok Gulati, Ritika Juneja write: The incentive structure that favours rice, wheat and sugar cultivation must be ended

Biofortified food can lead India from food security to nutrition security
Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Ashok Gulati, Ritika Juneja write: Access to nutritious food is only one of the determinants of nutrition. Other factors like access to safe drinking water and sanitation, immunisation and education, especially of women, are also important

We’ve achieved a lot since 1947. But there’s much to learn from our neighbours, especially China
Wed, Aug 18, 2021

Ashok Gulati, Ritika Juneja write: The focus of India’s economic policy has to be on quality education, skill development, and agriculture reforms

How green are India’s agri-exports?
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Ashok Gulati, Ritika Juneja write: We need to look at commodities like rice and sugar from a sustainability perspective

Make every drop of water count for sustainable agriculture
Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Technological solutions to make rice and sugarcane cultivators use water more sustainably can work if there are right incentives, and agri-input pricing is on the right track.

Tractor industry should be facilitated to use digital tools to benefit small farmers
Mon, Aug 31, 2020

The “Uberisation model” could make tractor services perfectly divisible, accessible and affordable even by small holders without owning the machine.

All crop loans should be routed through Kisan Credit Cards to ensure farmers don’t use loans for non-agricultural purposes
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Streamlining the agri-credit system to facilitate higher crop loans to farmer-producer organisations against commodity stocks can be a win-win model to spur agriculture growth.

High powered commitee for transformation of agriculture should reform restrictive tenancy laws
Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Transforming agriculture in the medium to long run requires fundamental reforms in land institutions as well. This is what is missing in the new committee’s terms of reference.

From Plate to Plough: Promises to the farmers
Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Whichever party comes to power at the Centre, India is making a policy shift to direct income support.

From plate to plough: Fielding the right incentives
Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Income support under PM-Kisan is only one small step. It must be complemented by large-scale reforms in agri-marketing and trade policies.

From Plate to Plough: Sardar’s unfinished task
Mon, Oct 29, 2018

The real tribute to Patel would be to carry out large-scale structural reforms in agri-markets to ensure that a higher percentage of the consumer’s rupee goes to farmers.

From food security to nutrition security
Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Biotechnology can be a game-changer in the battle against malnutrition in much the same way that the Green Revolution was in ensuring self sufficiency.

From Plate to Plough: Timidity and technology
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Vajpayee government’s decision to introduce GM cotton made India a leader in production of the crop. Can the Modi government give a green signal to improve varieties of GM cotton and Bt brinjal and GM mustard?

From plate to plough: Not all milk and honey
Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Only 21 per cent of India’s milk production gets processed through the organised sector and the rest passes through unorganised small players. And that’s where the crisis is most intense.

From Plate To Plough: A vision coloured green
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Operation Greens must build forward and backward linkages between farmers and markets. It can learn from Operation Flood.