Friday, January 28, 2011

Dismantling mandis to benefit MNCs By Devinder Sharma

Not withstanding poor management, mandis have played a critical role in ensuring remunerative prices and timely purchase for the benefit of farmers and therefore, India needs improvement in mandi system, not its dismantlement as desired by industry bodies and Montek Singh Ahluwalia.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Decentralise India's food storage system By J. George

Indian policy makers should think beyond erecting huge silos at selected locations to overcome the limitation in proper food storage and delivery. To ensure food security to all, augmenting grain storage capacity in the villages is the best way forward.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Macro design behind micro-finance By Sudhirendar Sharma

Microfinance has emerged as a dubious construct of the financial markets to ensure high income on the otherwise useless capital. That the poor will be trapped in this treadmill of 'poverty capital' has always been part of the microfinance design.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Women lead the resurgent India By Rina Mukherji

Unlike their counterparts in the west, Indian women had to face lot many hurdles in their efforts to attain economic independence but they have achieved the impossible without giving up their family responsibilities..


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rediscovering Gandhi By Sushant Sharma

Gandhi Katha by Narayan Desai is an effort to involve people in the quest to understand the man behind the Mahatma.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

India must redefine equity By Samir Nazareth

The success story of India has few gainers and more losers. Can the disparity be removed by following the policies which widened it in the first place?


Monday, January 3, 2011

NGOs have failed the people By Gopal Krishna

By legitimizing the withdrawal of the government in order to facilitate corporatization of entire range of the stateĆ¢€™s functions, NGOs have mortgaged citizens' sovereignty.