Cash, on delivery: How India has taken up DBT in the times of COVID-19
India has employed its direct benefit transfer system to help people tide over the ongoing health and economic crises. Its real test will begin …
Civil society 'deeply disappointed' with WTO ministerial declaration on agriculture
On Public Food stockholding, the current proposal is far worse than the Peace Clause, which itself suffered from several problems
Why AAP’s subsidies mean increased cost of living for me
Rich house owners, the urban minority, will benefit from AAP's power and water subsidies and they will certainly not pass on this benefit to the …
Are public private partnerships in irrigation the way forward?
A recent World Bank report suggests that PPPs can improve irrigation and agriculture
कोविड-19: नगद हस्तांतरण को अपनाने से पहले इन बातों का रखना होगा ध्यान
दुनियाभर के तमाम देश कोविड-19 संकट को लेकर डिजिटल भुगतान अपना रहे हैं। ऐसे में उन्हें हर हाल में यह सुनिश्चित करना चाहिए कि ...
'Ocean cleaning depends on decisions taken by people across the world'
To combat problems such as ocean acidification and sea level rise, we have to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide
On the world’s largest and longest UBI experiment
The experiment is ongoing in 'sequestered' 200 villages in Kenya for the next eight years and India has some lessons as it plans for a similar scheme
Is solar sector truly achieving grid parity?
Given the huge dependence on subsidy, can the trend of reducing solar tariffs be deemed as an achievement of the renewable or solar sector?
Budget 2020-21: Expect direct benefit transfer for urea
Move to aim at controlling excessive urea usage and promoting zero-budget farming
Agriculture sector not responsible for discoms’ health, declining groundwater: study
While power consumption in agriculture is overestimated, a number of factors influence groundwater extraction
For India, the fight at WTO will be about food security
India needs to find a permanent solution to the problem of public stock holding, as it is a matter of survival for hundreds of millions of people
Rich nations should reduce trade-distorting farm subsidies by 2019: India, China tell WTO
The countries say that talks on further discipline on domestic support can only happen after harmful subsidies are reduced
Aadhaar Bill and Hitler's law
By pretending the Aadhaar regulation is a money bill, the Modi government has used Nazi tactics to avoid parliamentary debate
Ecuador annuls austerity decree, restores fuel subsidy
Decree 833 will be replaced with a new one that contains mechanisms to focus resources on who needs it most, said President Lenín Moreno
Ujjwala scheme successful in terms of number, but is it the same in its intent?
Distributing LPG connection is a job half done as ensuring its sustained usage is a bigger challenge that the government is currently facing
Creative accounting, window dressing apart Centre's COVID-19 relief package 0.5% of GDP: Jean Drèze
The Centre announced a relief package recently and a few other interim measures after the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19 left …
जी-20: कोयला सेक्टर को दोगुना सब्सिडी दे रहे हैं बड़े देश
पिछले तीन सालों के दौरान जी-20 देशों ने कोयले पर दी जाने वाली सब्सिडी दोगुनी कर दी है। जबकि इन देशों ने वचन दिया ...
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Bad policy decisions in 2018 impacted renewable energy growth: Report
In India too the new investment in the sector decreased by 16 per cent compared to 2017
China's loss to US in WTO is not good news for India
India calculates subsidy the same way as China, which lost the case for giving too much subsidy to its wheat, rice farmers
Can India ensure smooth sail for corporate buyout of renewable energy?
The Centre needs to facilitate, standardise the corporate buyout of renewable energy projects and simultaneously ensure security, stability of …
UK after Brexit: farm subsidy could be significantly reduced to comply with WTO rules
Being an EU member state, the UK had been insulated from WTO rules that dictate the size of subsidies and how they are paid
India’s food subsidy programme, future of farmers hang in the balance
At the upcoming WTO meet, India has to negotiate a better deal to ease restrictions on giving food subsidies