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Workers sort onions at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee wholesale market in Lasalgaon, Maharashtra | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt must treat farmers as businessmen & introduce ease of doing agri-business index

If Narendra Modi wants to double farmers’ incomes, then the Centre has to create a system that can rank states according to agricultural performance.
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What CCD founder Siddhartha’s suicide shows – India can’t become $5 trillion economy this way

The attitude of the government, which looks at profit-making as the anti-thesis of socialism, has not changed in the last 25 years.
Villager working as manual labourers | Flickr

How Modi govt’s labour law changes hope to raise India’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking

The government introduced 2 bills in Lok Sabha this week, which will consolidate earlier legislation seen as impediments to attracting investment.  

Do Modi govt’s labour code amendments hurt worker rights or are they good for industry?

A long-standing demand of investors has been to reform India’s outdated labour laws and do away with the ‘inspector raj’ system.
Modi addressing from podium

India has to attack causes of land litigation. Modi’s Ease of Doing Business depends on it

If policies are based on insufficient evidence, this may lead to wastage of India’s already low state capacity.
Rajnath Singh, PM Modi and Amit Shah launching the BJP manifesto

BJP taps aspirational classes, promises ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ – once again

While the BJP manifesto or ‘Sankalp Patra’ includes a bit of populism, it largely projects the party as a facilitator for aspirational classes.
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India Inc facing cost overrun to comply with Modi govt’s push to curb corruption

Compliance and regulatory scrutiny ranked as the biggest challenge, up from fourth position two years ago, according to a survey of India’s 100 top executives of mid- to large-sized companies.
Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog

Niti Aayog chief Rajiv Kumar wants states to improve ease of doing business

Kumar says measures are needed to bring in a large section of those working in the unorganised sector within the formal stream.
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India to grant business visa extension for up to 15 years, other provisions in regular visas

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said that a friendly visa regime is a part of fostering “ease of doing business”.
Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi at a conference in New Delhi | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

All that is wrong with Modi govt’s obsession with Ease of Doing Business rankings

Ease of Doing Business rankings paint a misleading picture, but Modi government wants to focus on appearance over reality.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has just one obsession — exams. And it has made a mess of it.

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.