Housing in India: Forced lockdown led to an increasing demand for plotted developments

By Rumi Aijaz, Arjun Kumar The Indian real estate sector contributes around 6 percent to the GDP and this figure is expected to rise to 13 percent by 2025.  The housing sector has a great future ahead as mortgage penetration is very low in India and the family size is large. Emphasizing on the significance … Continue reading Housing in India: Forced lockdown led to an increasing demand for plotted developments

Impact of tech rules on India’s Atmanirbhar tech arena

By Amita Singh, Arjun Kumar In this technology driven era, where our actions, searches and preferences have too little privacy. Our browsing history is monetized. This calls for the need to implement policies about Data Surveillance and Pegasus and discussion on how these policies would impact Indian Tech requires deliberation. To discuss the minimalists of … Continue reading Impact of tech rules on India’s Atmanirbhar tech arena

Environmental politics and energy policy: Towards just, sustainable recovery from COVID-19

By Simi Mehta* The COVID-19 Pandemic has highlighted the opportunity to maximize the impact of national and global energy policies while reducing air pollution and greenhouse emissions. The importance of the real-world package to drive energy transitions has never been felt so urgently as now. Opportunities for making amends to the past gaps remain at … Continue reading Environmental politics and energy policy: Towards just, sustainable recovery from COVID-19

There’s nothing romantic about talk of welfare state; it’s actually nightmare

By Someshwar Nayak* It is time one talked about social welfare. Social welfare according to most of the people is like magic trick played by state; but to be precise there is nothing like social welfare, social welfare is most illogical and faulty concept which people all across the globe ever came in touch with. … Continue reading There’s nothing romantic about talk of welfare state; it’s actually nightmare

Why is Rajasthan lagging behind in implementation of SDG-12 targets

A note on CUTS International (Consumer Unity & Trust Society) consultation with NITI Aayog on SDG 12: Lack of awareness, coordination and data availability are major concerns to achieve the SDG 12 which is Sustainable Consumption and Production. This also coupled with lack of funding, shortage of technical staff resulting in inadequate monitoring and reporting … Continue reading Why is Rajasthan lagging behind in implementation of SDG-12 targets

Food sovereignty – an important aspect for poverty alleviation

By Dr Aniruddha Dey* Nepalis call it Gundaruk. Gundruk is actually recognized as a national dish of Nepal. While living with the Nepalis in the Dooars area, the common people have adapted Gundruk in their diet as part of acculturation process. They don't say Gundruk, say Gundru. When cauliflower, cabbage, ash guard, spinach, etc. are … Continue reading Food sovereignty – an important aspect for poverty alleviation

Meeting the employment challenge: Public policies for livelihood adequacy and security

By Dr Kamal Nayan Kabra* Basic Issue: Growth sans employment is travesty of development Fair, remunerative, assured (that is continuing over a reasonable length of time such that cannot be terminated arbitrarily ) provision of opportunities to the adults to earn their livelihoods to sustain themselves and their families by contributing to the national/ social … Continue reading Meeting the employment challenge: Public policies for livelihood adequacy and security