Yoginder K Alagh

The writer, a former Union minister, is an economist.

Articles By Yoginder K Alagh

Reforms initiated by the United Front government have not got their due

Planning in a strategic sense was revived and agriculture was accorded priority after the thoughtless WTO agreements signed by the Narasimha Rao government.

Looking at India 2024

Elections are also a moment for policy fantasies. Perhaps some will come true.

The economy is in a coma; low growth may have a bearing on poll outcomes

Quarterly GDP growth has set a record. It’s at a six quarter low. Our woes are compounded by the disaster in agriculture. Growth in 2018/19 is sharply lower at 2.7 per cent.

The National Sample Survey needs to be kept above the realm of politics

The Indian National Sample Survey is respected the world over. Not just because of its size, but also for its sample design, that uses methods honed by some of the world’s most reputed statisticians.

Interim Satisfaction

The new government may not back the allocations in the budget.

In spite of adequate pension, I am poor as per govt’s new criteria

The real issue for the country is to ensure growth across gender, caste or religious lines. For markets cannot function otherwise.

Trust in generation next

New year could see revival of more pluralistic institutions.

Take a stand

India seems to be shifting its position at WTO, aligning with multinationals

T N Srinavasan: The Enduring Economist

T N Srinivasan’s work will continue to enrich the discipline of economics.

Happy Hours & Happy Seeders

How electioneering throws a spanner on solving real problems.

Policy paralysis

Government seems blind to the crisis in agriculture, slowdown in industry

The Uncovered Last Mile

Policymakers need to ask why programmes for farmers do not reach them.

A blueprint by bureaucrats

Recent measures to defend currency are insufficient, poorly thought.

Fact Fighting

Statistical estimates on the economy are sacred and need to be treated as such.

The Upward Push

Increase in infrastructure spending will place the economy on road to higher growth.

Sowing Slogans

MSP is important, but real issues are markets, first-stage processing and supply chains.

The More Things Change

Economic priorities set in Planning Commission in 1970s-80s continue

Mending The Frame

It is time the pattern of training, system of evaluation, of civil servants is debated

Marx And Us

He taught us to look at not what the facts say, but what they do

When Civilisations Disagree

Government must be circumspect about Cauvery dispute resolution mechanism.