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TopicCentre For Policy Research

Topic: Centre For Policy Research

60% IAS officers in CPR survey say India’s Covid numbers reflect low testing, underreporting

Respondents commend civil servants’ actions to deal with pandemic, express low regard for political executive’s ability to effectively communicate with people.

Pollution, geopolitics, law to be discussed at CPR Dialogues, Jaishankar & Tharoor to speak

The Centre for Policy Research is organising CPR Dialogues on 2 and 3 March at India Habitat Centre, to ‘provide a window to the India of the future’.

To get more women in labour force, India must stop pushing industrial areas to city limits

It is essential for cities to recognise that urban neighbourhoods are not just residential areas, and develop amenities for both work and living.

Power to water: If India wants to fulfil economic goals, it needs better infrastructure

For too long, governments have focused on making money from infrastructure rather than seeing it as a service that can power growth.

India’s urbanisation isn’t just happening in cities. Modi govt must tap these new areas

Census towns and other rurban areas bridge the gap between India’s large cities and rural areas, and supply goods and services to the hinterland.

No, Modi govt’s income support scheme for farmers has not made MGNREGS redundant

The Narendra Modi government needs to take some immediate steps to improve the implementation of the MGNREGS.

Modi govt’s inclusive growth plan for India has turned social justice on its head

The current phase of the quota system is geared to benefit those who are not the victims of caste discrimination, but its perpetrators.

Modi needs to save Indian capitalism before it goes down Latin American path

Whether India realises its growth potential or gets stuck in a middle-income trap depends on saving ‘capitalism from the capitalists’.

Beyond MSPs & loan waivers, Modi govt must make agricultural market reforms its top priority

For the vast majority of Indian farmers, the declaration of MSPs without procurement has no effect on prices.

Indian policies must enable new technology, not impede it

When regulating unfamiliar territory like technology, tendency to entirely ban an activity or create restrictive licensing models is high.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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