Tag: Public Policy

How can India escape Robin Hoodesque fate of taxing urban India to prop-up rural India

The Financial Express A revised estimate of the labour market in 2022 finds 500 million Indians could still be dependent on agriculture India’s consumption story is predicated upon the millennial and post-millennial demographic performing productive, paying jobs. A revised forecast of India’s labour market by 2022E is sobering: half-a-billion people are expected to be dependent on agriculture, contributing to only a ninth of the … Read More How can India escape Robin Hoodesque fate of taxing urban India to prop-up rural India

Building State capacity to protect citizens

The Financial Express For the citizen to be confident, the state has to first believe that it can enforce the rule of law In Mumbai (and this may be true in many other cities in India), many traffic signals start blinking the yellow lights after around 10 pm. These traffic signals are not tucked away in the low density residential areas; they are a … Read More Building State capacity to protect citizens

India’s hopes hinge on its demographic dividend

Forbes India The country faces many challenges in diverse sectors but reforms in education and skilling its workforce can script a new growth story India’s demographic dividend has already begun and over the next few decades will be powering the rise of its workforce. India’s workforce of 484 million people (in 2011) has the potential to increase to 850 million by 2025. This compares … Read More India’s hopes hinge on its demographic dividend

Mumbai has a long way to go

The Free Press Journal Friday, July 17, 2015, 12:48 AM IST Looking all around, it appears that Mumbai’s infrastructure has developed tremendously in the last few years. Bridges, flyovers, expressways–these are all major changes in the way the city moves. But yet, commuters travel for hours to get to their destinations. Why is that and what more should be done?, says Akhilesh Tilotia. Has … Read More Mumbai has a long way to go

Meeting change in food habits

The Hindu Business Line India needs to diversify its agriculture, break out of the cereals trap The country’s agriculture has mostly revolved around inputs required to make farming viable and successful. But it is high time that agriculture is viewed from the perspective of the output that country wants from the sector. Nutrition guidelines that the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) lays down specify … Read More Meeting change in food habits

Video – Panelist at Deepening the U.S.-India Commercial Partnership, USA

CSIS event, Washington, DC, USA Panelist at Smart Cities as Innovation Hubs Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:00 pm – Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:30 am Center for Strategic and International Studies1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20036 We are pleased to invite you to a special U.S.-India business collaboration conference taking place at CSIS on April 15, co-organized by the Ananta Aspen Centre and … Read More Video – Panelist at Deepening the U.S.-India Commercial Partnership, USA

Uday Kotak launches ‘The Making of India’ by Akhilesh Tilotia

The Making of India – book launch Uday Kotak observes, “Markets and economies worldwide are in a state of constant tumult led on by a string of known and unknown unknowns. In a connected world, the ever changing global flows of money, ideas and people, has led to unpredictability being the new norm. This timely book makes meaning of the many seemingly disparate, yet … Read More Uday Kotak launches ‘The Making of India’ by Akhilesh Tilotia

Dr. Ben S Bernanke, former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve in conversation with Mr. Uday Kotak at the second Kotak Presidium

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Missing women in India’s labour force

The Financial Express Over the past seven years, India has strongly economically implemented a minimum-wage regime via MGNREGA: We hypothesise that this may have driven rural women out of the workforce leading to jobless growth. Basic economics tells us that an artificial floor or cap on prices leads to the misallocation of resources: minimum-wage regulations drive out workers from the labour market whose productivity … Read More Missing women in India’s labour force

Time ripe for agriculture

The Economic Times The outlook for agriculture in India is changing: price rises are lifting realisations , which are being reinvested in productivity growth. The outlook for agriculture in India is changing: price increases are lifting realisations, which, in turn, are being reinvested in productivity enhancements. Small changes in the agricultural value chain can add up to a substantial improvement in yield and productivity. … Read More Time ripe for agriculture

Two articles in the India Infrastructure Review 2004, 3i Network (IDFC, IIM-A, IIT-K)

Swapnil Pawar and I wrote two articles in the India Infrastructure Review in 2004 while we were second-year students of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). You can read the articles here: Book (from page 270 of the printed book; page 298 of the pdf) A Faster Road on the Periphery of a City Sprawl … Read More Two articles in the India Infrastructure Review 2004, 3i Network (IDFC, IIM-A, IIT-K)