India’s new policy of proactive diplomacy 

Synopsis:  India’s new policy of proactive diplomacy and strong ground posturing is working well. Introduction  Things are getting better for India in the neighborhood. China has withdrawn its troops in eastern Ladakh across the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Also, Pakistan has initiated a ceasefire across the Line of Control (LoC). The new U.S. administration… Continue reading India’s new policy of proactive diplomacy 

Working towards Climate Justice

Synopsis: New Delhi has to control its green commitment to guarantee carbon and policy space for its developmental goals. It will ensure Climate Justice. Introduction Joe Biden in the U.S. Presidential elections promised to lead a major diplomatic push to increase global climate ambition. The U.S. is moving back to Obama’s achievement of the Paris… Continue reading Working towards Climate Justice

Why India Needs a Strong Regulatory Framework for Agriculture?

Synopsis: There is a need for developing a strong regulatory framework to promote India’s agricultural growth. Introduction  The farmers in the country face various constraints such as accessing agricultural inputs, markets, finance, human resources, and information. All these factors are critical for increasing farmers’ competitiveness. The existing institutional structure controlling farm production fails to handle… Continue reading Why India Needs a Strong Regulatory Framework for Agriculture?

The ill effects of Job reservation for locals

Synopsis: Haryana has introduced a new law where it assures 75% Job reservation for locals. This could be a disastrous decision for the Indian Economy. Introduction The Governor of Haryana has approved a law that regulates job reservation in the private sector. This could possibly hamper India’s investment climate and its socio-economic framework. The Haryana… Continue reading The ill effects of Job reservation for locals

Rise of Lateral Surveillance in India

Synopsis:  The notification on the IT rules 2021 promotes lateral surveillance. It has given a new meaning to ‘Citizen watch’.   Introduction:  The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), launched the Cyber Crime Volunteers Program. It aims to allow citizens to register themselves as “Cyber Crime Volunteers’’ in the… Continue reading Rise of Lateral Surveillance in India

India’s Space Sector: Initiatives and Issues

Synopsis: ISRO should take advantage of the market opportunities in the India space sector.  Introduction  Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite was launched last week from Sriharikota. It was the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). NSIL is a two-year-old commercial arm of the Department of Space.   Initiatives by India for promotion of Space sector… Continue reading India’s Space Sector: Initiatives and Issues

Issues in the Process of Spectrum Auction

Synopsis: The government should revisit spectrum auction formats, unrealistic pricing, regulatory norms. Introduction The telecommunications’ spectrum auction successfully held in India recently. The winning bids in the auction collectively outdid the government’s own low expectations for receipts from the sale of airwaves. The three largest telecom service providers bought only essential airwaves. They bought it… Continue reading Issues in the Process of Spectrum Auction

Critical Evaluation of Draft National Policy on Migrant workers

Synopsis: NITI Aayog has released a draft National Policy on migrant workers. Though it is well-intentioned, it fails to address the policy misrepresentations which is at the root of migrant workers’ issues. Introduction  The suffering of migrant workers during the pandemic raised awareness about their scale, vulnerability, and role in the economy. It also led… Continue reading Critical Evaluation of Draft National Policy on Migrant workers

Regional stability in South-Asia depends on India, Pakistan and China

Synopsis: If China, Pakistan and India can remain humble, then there is hope for better regional development and stability. Introduction    Recently India and Pakistan have announced the strict observance of all ceasefire agreements along the Line of Control(LoC). On the other hand, India has also seen a de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control… Continue reading Regional stability in South-Asia depends on India, Pakistan and China

Lessons from Operation Flood for Operation Green

Synopsis: A closer inspection of the Operation Green scheme shows that the scheme is nowhere near achieving its objectives. Introduction  The Finance Minister during budget presentations announced the expansion of Operation Green (OG). It will be expanded beyond tomatoes, onions, and potatoes to 22 perishable commodities.  Operation Green was launched in 2018 with three basic… Continue reading Lessons from Operation Flood for Operation Green