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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

S. Mahendra Dev

How budget can generate higher growth, jobs
Sat, Jan 29, 2022

🔴 S Mahendra Dev writes: In the near term fiscal policy can play an important role by expanding fiscal space while fiscal deficit can be stabilised in medium term

How India’s food systems must respond to the climate crisis
Fri, Sep 10, 2021

S Mahendra Dev writes: The narrative of Indian agriculture has to be changed towards more diversified high-value production, better remunerative prices and farm incomes. It must be inclusive in terms of women and small farmers; it must be nutrition-sensitive, environment friendly and sustainable.

How FPOs can help small and marginal farmers
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Farmer producers organisations could be a solution to the agrarian distress if they are helped to access credit and markets

The post-Covid priority: Budget needs to ramp up spending on health and education
Sat, Jan 09, 2021

Budget needs to ramp up spending on health and education. Pandemic has enhanced inequalities, shown up absence of safety nets.

A safety net, post Covid: We need to provide minimum income for poor and vulnerable
Fri, Jul 03, 2020

We need to provide minimum income for poor and vulnerable — cash transfers for women, increasing MGNREGA to 150 days in rural areas, introduction of urban employment guarantee scheme.

Mind the statistics gap
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Growing divergence between consumption expenditure estimates from NSO surveys, GDP data is too big to be pushed under the carpet.

High growth cannot be sustained till India makes adequate investments in infrastructure
Sat, Sep 21, 2019

The Centre has to work closely with states similar to GST council for achieving higher growth. The massive mandate of the new government will help such coordination.

Getting the GDP numbers right
Tue, Jul 09, 2019

Estimates are not perfect, but the process is revised and fine-tuned.