MAY 2021


We are pleased to present the ICRIER newsletter for May 2021. This issue of the newsletter encapsulates our research and policy outreach activities during the month of April 2021. These are incredibly difficult times for all of us and our Professors and Researchers continue to do excellent research in our range of subjects. We remain dedicated to becoming the foremost think tank in India as well as globally.

Last month ICRIER staff published extensively on various issues. The paper on Covid-19: Emergence, Spread and its Impact on the Indian Economy and Migrant Worker is a timely examination of the impact pandemic the Indian economy. Another paper on Food Systems in India: Challenges, Performance and Promise was widely read. Three policy briefs were released as a part of ICRIER’s ongoing work on G20 issues and are receiving vast attention. These include briefs on issues of energy storage systems, renewable technologies for electricity access and material efficiency approach for reducing emissions. A research paper on Understanding of Caste-Based Residential Segregation in Indian Cities was published in a peer reviewed journal.

ICRIER also organised a webinar on the topic, ‘Tracking Covid-19: Public Health and Socioeconomic Surveillance’ in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The webinar was well-attended.

In addition to these activities, ICRIER staff continue to publish analytical op-eds on a variety of relevant topics such as agriculture, climate change, macroeconomic policy, international trade, among others. If you missed these or any other activity, you would find the links below.

We hope you take some time to view some of the recordings and also glance through other updates from April 2021. We would love to hear back from you.


Published Works:

Paper | COVID-19: Emergence, Spread and Its Impact on the Indian Economy and Migrant Workers
Authors: Ashok Gulati, Shyma Jose and B. B . Singh


Fix the Livelihoods Gap to Save Lives
Ashok Gulati & B. B. Singh | Financial Express | April 27, 2021

Government must think Out-of-the-box for a Special Package for Migrants
Ashok Gulati & B. B. Singh | Indian Express | April 26, 2021

Negotiable Warehouse Receipts — How the RBI is helping Formalise India’s Agricultural Economy
Siraj Hussain | The Print | April 13, 2021

Lockdown, Migrants and Misery: Learn from the First Wave
Ashok Gulati, Shyma Jose & B. B. Singh | Financial Express | April 12, 2021

As Covid Cases Rise, can India Protect its most Vulnerable?
Ashok Gulati, Shyma Jose & B. B. Singh | Indian Express | April 12, 2021

Once Again, the Centre Has Excess Wheat, Rice Stocks. What Are Its Options?
Siraj Hussain and Jugal Mohapatra | The WIRE | April 10, 2021

Published Work:

Policy Brief | Energy Storage Systems and Energy Security G20 Experiences and Opportunities
Authors: Amrita Goldar and Charulata Singhal

Policy Brief | Renewable Technologies for Achieving Universal Electricity Access
Authors: Amrita Goldar and Tarun

Policy Brief | Material Efficiency Approach towards Reducing Emissions: G20 Experiences and Lessons for India
Authors: Amrita Goldar and Diya Dasgupta


G20, Net Zero Emissions and India’s Role
Somit Dasgupta | Financial Express | April 19, 2021


ICRIER-KAS Webinar on “Tracking COVID-19: Public health and socioeconomic surveillance
Participants: Mr Pramod Bhasin, Dr Nisha Taneja, Mr Peter Rimmele, Dr Ali Mehdi, Dr Roli Mathur, Dr Shivani Patel, Dr Anand Krishnan


India’s Second Wave: Deadly, but not more than Transatlantic’s
Alok Sheel | Financial Express | April 23, 2021

Fifty Years Ago…
Shankar Acharya | Business Standard | April 22, 2021

The IMF’s Outdated Outlook and our Policy Challenges
Alok Sheel | LiveMint | April 8, 2021


India-UK F&B Ttrade: A Case for Scotch Whisky
Arpita Mukherjee & Eshana Mukherjee | TPCI | April 27, 2021

Published Works:

Article | Towards an Enhanced Understanding of Caste-Based Residential Segregation in Indian Cities: Reflections from Kolkata and Bengaluru
Ismail Haque, Dipendra Nath Das, Priyank Pravin Patel & Md Hasnine | Springer: Spatial Demography | April 2021
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