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APRIL 2021

 
 
 

The April 2021 issue of the newsletter encapsulates our research and policy outreach activities during the month of March 2021.

The book Revitalizing Indian Agriculture and Boosting Farmer Incomes, edited by Ashok Gulati, Ranjana Roy, Shweta Saini was published in March and has been receiving a great deal of attention.

The Virtual Conference on Act East Policy: Enhancing Trade Infrastructure and Connectivity in the North Eastern Region, was organized on 20th March. The Keynote Address was delivered by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India. On 24th March, the Webinar on “Trade Policy and Reforms for Trade Facilitation: An Unfinished Agenda” was organized by ICRIER and on 26th March, we hosted a Webinar on “Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to India”.

We are sad to bid farewell to Dr. Rajat Kathuria who is moving on after an eight and half year stint as Director and Chief Executive of ICRIER. He will continue to be with us as a Visiting Professor. World Bank economist Dr. Deepak Mishra has been appointed as the next Director and Chief Executive. He is currently a Practice Manager in the World Bank's macroeconomics, trade and investment global practice responsible for East Asia and Pacific region. He has also served as the World Bank's country economist for India from 2001-04, working closely with the central government and several state governments including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Punjab.

ICRIER staff continue to publish extensively, including book chapters, journal articles and analytical op-eds on a variety of relevant topics such as agriculture, macroeconomic policy, minimum wage, climate change and solar tariffs, carbon emissions, fiscal 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 March 2021. We would love to hear back from you.

 
 
 
 


Published Works:

Book | Revitalizing Indian Agriculture and Boosting Farmer Incomes
edited by Ashok Gulati, Ranjana Roy, Shweta Saini

Paper | Food System in India Challenges, Performance and Promise
Authors: Ashok Gulati , Raj Paroda , Sanjiv Puri, D. Narain, Anil Ghanwat
 
 


Op-eds:

From Plate to Plough: Improving Indian Agriculture’s Water Efficiency
Ashok Gulati & Ritika Juneja | Financial Express | March 29, 2021

Make Every Drop of Water Count for Sustainable Agriculture
Ashok Gulati & Ritika Juneja | Indian Express | March 29, 2021

Industry Experts Kickstart FICCI Foodworld India
Siraj Hussain | Print Week | March 28, 2021

Farmer Protests, Dissent, and Disappointment
Siraj Hussain | India Development Review & Maed in India | March 24, 2021

A High Growth Plan for Indian Agriculture
Ashok Gulati & Shweta Saini | Indian Express | March 15, 2021

From Plate to Plough: Revitalising Indian Agriculture
Ashok Gulati & Shweta Saini | Financial Express | March 15, 2021

Sustainable Agriculture Practices should be Investor Friendly
Arpita Mukherjee | TPCI | March 10, 2021

As Farmer Protest Crosses 100-Day-Mark, what should We Expect from the Face-Off in Election Season?
Siraj Hussain and Jugal Mohapatra | The WIRE | March 7, 2021

For Operation Green to Deliver, Experience of Raising Milk Production in Operation Flood can Prove Beneficial
Ashok Gulati & Harsh Wardhan | Indian Express | March 1, 2021

From Plate to Plough: For a Rich Harvest from Operation Green
Ashok Gulati & Harsh Wardhan | Financial Express | March 1, 2021
 
 
 


Published Work:

Book | Chapter | Sustainable Development Insights from India
Author: Somit Dasgupta
 
 


Op-eds:

Solar Tariffs Underscore Need for Strategic Planning
Somit Dasgupta & Diya Dasgupta | Financial Express | March 26, 2021

The Pandemic, Carbon Emissions and Revised INDCs
Somit Dasgupta | Financial Express | March 9, 2021

'I don’t have the Option to Rent a House': How Migrant Workers Differ from the Urban Poor
Malay Kotal | The WIRE | March 6, 2021
 
 


Op-eds:

Can India become Rich without Repairing its Minimum Wage Law?
Radhicka Kapoor | Value Research Podcast | March 1, 2021
 
 
 


Op-eds:

A Shot of Justice: Priority-setting for Addressing Child Mortality
Ali Mehdi | PODCAST - IIMA | March 24, 2021
 
 


Published Work:

Journal Paper | Modern Monetary Theory, Deglobalisation and the Dollar
Author: Alok Sheel
 
 


Op-eds:

One Year of Covid-19: A Curious Pandemic Puzzle
Alok Sheel | Financial Express | March 9, 2021
 
 
 


Published Work:

Book | Chapter | Implications of US-China Trade War on India
Author: Saon Ray
 
 


Events:

Virtual Conference on Act East Policy: Enhancing Trade Infrastructure and Connectivity in the North Eastern Region
Participants: Jitendra Singh, Pramod Bhasin, Nisha Taneja, Rajat Kathuria, Pratima Bhoumik, Laisam Simai, Rajat Sethi, Sanjay Chadha, Jitendra Kumar Sinha, Gaigongdin Panmei, Debajyoti Dutta, Gurudas Das

Webinar on Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to India
Participants: Sakamoto Takema, Pramod Bhasin, Sanjay Kumar Verma, Rajat Kathuria, Shingo Miyamoto, Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, Horimoto Takenori, Purnendra Jain, Nisha Taneja, Sanjana Joshi

Webinar on Trade Policy and Reforms for Trade Facilitation: An Unfinished Agenda
Participants: Rajat Kathuria, Aaditya Mattoo, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Bernard Hoekman, Harsha Vardhana Singh, Sanjaya Baru, Arpita Mukherjee
 
 


Op-eds:

India & Bangladesh – Moving Together to the East
Nisha Taneja & Sakshi Garg | TPCI | March 28, 2021

SME Express- Growth Ka Funda Ep 04
Arpita Mukherjee | ZEE Business | March 25, 2021

UK-India Business Ties after Brexit & Covid with Experts from UKIBC, ICRIER & London & Partners
Arpita Mukherjee | South Asia Fast Track | March 12, 2021
 
 


In-news:

India Top Recipient of Japanese Aid under ODA Since 2003
Millennium Post | March 27, 2021

India Top Recipient of Japanese Financial Aid since 2003, Surpassing China
The Economic Times | March 27, 2021

India Top Recipient of Japanese Financial Aid Since 2003, Surpassing China
Deccan Herald | March 26, 2021

India needs to Focus on Improving Project Preparedness: JICA
Business Standard | March 26, 2021

India should Focus on Improving Preparedness, Prioritising Projects: JICA
Hindu Business Line | March 26, 2021

Northeast will become Torch Bearer of New India in Post COVID Era: DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh
Imphal Free Press | March 22, 2021

N-E will become the Torch Bearer of New India in Post Covid Era: Jitendra Singh
The Statesman | March 21, 2021

NE Region will become Torch Bearer of New India: Jitendra Singh
Assam Tribune | March 21, 2021

Modi Gave New Orientation to ‘Act East Policy’: Dr Jitendra
Daily Excelsior | March 21, 2021

Post-COVID, NE to be Torchbearer of New India: Jitendra Singh
The Sentinel | March 21, 2021

NE will become Torchbearer of New India: Singh
Arunachal Times | March 21, 2021

Northeastern Region will become Torch Bearer of New India: Jitendra
Journey Line | March 21, 2021

NE to be Torchbearer of new India Post Covid: Minister
Pratidin Times | March 21, 2021

Northeast to Lead India’s Growth Story: Dr. Jitendra Singh
EastMojo | March 21, 2021

Northeastern Region will become Torch Bearer of New India: Dr Jitendra
State Times | March 21, 2021

Northeastern Region will become Torch Bearer of New India: Jitendra Singh
Hindustan Times | March 20, 2021

NE to be Torchbearer of New India Post Covid: Minister
Lokmat | March 20, 2021

Northeast India will Lead India’s Growth Story in Post Pandemic World: Dr. Jitendra Singh
Economic Times | March 20, 2021

NE will be the Torch Bearer of New India: Dr. Singh
Nagaland Post | March 20, 2021

NE will Work as 'New Engine' for Post Covid Economy: DoNER Minister
Morung Express | March 20, 2021

NE to be Torchbearer of New India Post Covid: Minister
Times of Republic | March 20, 2021
 
 
 


Op-eds:

ICRIER to Advance Research on India’s Retail and E-commerce Sector
Mint | March 3, 2021
   
 
 
 
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