February 2022


The New Year has begun on a productive note for ICRIER. We released a working paper on ‘Alternate Construction Technologies for Mass Housing: Challenges to Adoption in India’. A policy brief was released on ‘Exploring Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage in the Indian Context’. An article titled ‘What is Formalisation of the Economy? India’s Quest to Shrink its Informal Sector’ was published by The India Forum and another on ‘Examining the Informality in Urban Informal Settlements – Evidence from Kapashera’ was published in Cities.

We also organised over 27 Virtual Stakeholder Consultation on, ‘Analysing Tariff Sensitivities of India for the UK-India Comprehensive Trade’, in partnership with Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) for the food sectors and with World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai for the non-food sectors. ICRIER also hosted a webinar on ‘Understanding Technology and Investment Gaps for a Globally Competitive EV’. The discussions were well-attended.

Drawing on their research work, our faculty members wrote several opinion pieces and other articles in various newspapers on a wide range of topics including those on the 2022-23 Union Budget, multilateralism, agriculture policy, supply chains and employment, among others.



Article | What is ‘Formalisation’ of the Economy?
Authors: Radhicka Kapoor and R. Nagaraj

Article | Examining the informality in urban informal settlements – Evidence from Kapashera
Authors: Richa Sekhani, Deepanshu Mohan, Jignesh Mistry, Advaita Singh, and Vanshika Mittal


Virtual Stakeholder Consultation of ICRIER-Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) on Alcoholic Beverage; Dairy; Fresh Fruits; Processed Foods; Fisheries; Organic Food Products; Importers & Retailers; Meat Products
Participants: Deepak Mishra, Arpita Mukherjee, Saon Ray, ICRIER Researchers, Policymakers, Industry

Virtual Stakeholder Consultation of ICRIER-World Trade Centre (WTC), Mumbai on Automobile & Auto-Components; Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Textiles; Chemicals; Apparels; Electronics & Machinery; Engineering Products; Aerospace & Components
Participants: Deepak Mishra, Arpita Mukherjee, Saon Ray, ICRIER Researchers, Policymakers, Industry


India’s economy and the challenge of informality
R. Nagaraj and Radhicka Kapoor | The Hindu | January 28, 2022

Negotiating trade rules in e-commerce: Strategies that benefit the Indian industry
Pritam Banerjee and Arpita Mukherjee | TPCI | January 23, 2022

BUDGET 2022: Why a non-event budget should become the chief event in India’s budgetary history- being bored is a good sign
Deepak Mishra | Economic Times | January 22, 2022

Rethink the booster shot strategy
Ali Mehdi | Financial Express | January 21, 2022

Shifting Demand Patterns Must Guide State Excise Policy Design
Arpita Mukherjee & Aditya Prakash Rao | Mint | January 14, 2022

Origins of the Species
Shankar Acharya | Business Standard | January 13, 2022

Ensuring the Dual Objectives of COVID Protocols and Steady Excise Revenue
Arpita Mukherjee | Financial Express | January 11, 2022

High Inflation, Low Supplier Price: Twin Challenge of Alcohol Beverage companies
Arpita Mukherjee | CNBC18 | January 5, 2022


New thrust in ties with Bangladesh needed
Durgesh K Rai and Pravakar Sahoo | Deccan Herald | January 17, 2022


Just Increasing Irrigation Cover Not Sufficient
Ashok Gulati | NDTV | January 31, 2022

Budgeting for meaningful agri-growth
Ashok Gulati | Financial Express | January 31, 2022

What Indian agriculture needs from the budget
Ashok Gulati | Indian Express | January 31, 2022

Our farmers in need of a new deal
Ashok Gulati | Business Standard | January 24, 2022

Union Budget 2022: Centre Must Not Allow Momentum for Agri-Reforms to Wane
Siraj Hussain and Seema Bathla | The WIRE | January 20, 2022

Agri sector budget wishlist: Experts discuss required reforms
Siraj Hussain | CNBC18 | January 18, 2022

Rebooting Punjab’s Agriculture
Ashok Gulati and Kavery Ganguly | Financial Express | January 17, 2022

My Right to BreatheIn Punjab polls, an opportunity for agri-reform
Ashok Gulati and Kavery Ganguly | Indian Express | January 17, 2022

All populist measures at taxpayers’ expense should be banned
Ashok Gulati | Business Standard | January 13, 2022

The Reach and Depth of MSP
Ashok Gulati and Ranjana Roy | Financial Express | January 3, 2022

The Fallacy of MSP
Ashok Gulati and Ranjana Roy | Indian Express | January 3, 2022


ICRIER-IISD Webinar on Understanding Technology and Investment Gaps for a Globally Competitive EV Battery Waste Recycling Sector
Participants: Deepak Mishra, Ruchir Shukla, Amrita Goldar, Shohab Rais, VP Yadav, Diewakarr Mittal, A L N Rao

Published Works:

Working Paper | Alternate Construction Technologies for Mass Housing: Challenges to Adoption in India
Authors: Ayush Khare, Debarpita Roy, Triveni Prasad Nanda

Policy Brief | Exploring Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage in the Indian Context: ICRIER G20 Policy Series – Run Up to 2023
Authors: Amrita Goldar and Diya Dasgupta


Mission 500 GW: Energy experts share the COP26 target
Somit Dasgupta | Renewable Watch | January 27, 2022

Privatisation blues in the power sector: The case of J&K
Somit Dasgupata | ET Energy | January 5, 2022
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