Thursday, February 29, 2024
https://www.firstpost.com/business/maharashtra-farmers-agitation-state-worst-performer-in-irrigation-policymakers-deserve-to-be-put-on-trial-5593031.html The farmers’ long march to further distress RN Bhaskar -- Nov 22, 2018 The chickens are finally coming home to roost.  Thousands of farmers in Maharashtra have started a long march from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai.  Included in this...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/old-vehicles-scrapping-policy-foreign-exchange-siam-nitin-gadkari-gdp-2795360.html Scrapping old vehicles: cash for clunkers RN Bhaskar -- 23 May 2016 Media reports this morning, quoting a PTI source, referred to Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for surface transport, commenting on the need for an old-vehicle-scrapping-policy. In fact, it is quite possible...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-india-is-slipping-on-exports-and-employment Focus on two E’s needed – exports and employment RN Bhaskar Work on the coming year’s annual Budget has commenced.  The Finance Minister has invited suggestions from people on what should be done. At the same time, the Economic Affairs secretary...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/maharashtras-criminally-reckless-water-management-and-its-industry-unfriendly-moves-3138561.html Reckless water management in Maharashtra borders on criminality Water levels underground have fallen by more than a metre during the past few years. That bodes ill for both the quality of groundwater — which could turn saline or toxic or...
Global growth requires much more than GDP and population By RN Bhaskar On 9 December, 2023, a senior minister of the Indian government spoke at an industry forum.  He exhorted industrialists in the audience to collaborate further with the Government to...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/water-water-everywhere-nor-any-drop-to-drink-4082681.html Water series #4: abundance and penury in India RN Bhaskar -- 11 June 2019 (Other articles in this series are listed below) The title lines, taken from Samuel Coleridge’s poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, could sum up India’s pathetic condition...

How UIDAI has made Aadhaar meaningless and exasperatingly senseless The following is about an incident that was narrated to me by an exasperated parent.  It is about the disdain and the thoughtless processes at Aadhaar. First, there were (and continue...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/business/two-ds-of-india-demonetisation-digitisation-2/1024483 Two Ds of India: Demonetisation & Digitisation — By FPJ Web Desk | Feb 24, 2017 03:17 pm Free Press Journal (FPJ) along with the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) organised a panel discussion on the impact of the Budget in specific...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/remembering-verghese-kurien-and-how-much-the-country-owes-to-him Verghese Kurien -- the milk man of India RN Bhaskar 21 November 2021 is the date on which much of India will be celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Verghese Kurien, the Milk Man of India.  He transformed India as dramatically...

Stories and analyses about Sri Lanka which India should pay heed to RN Bhaskar This time, there is no policy watch, my weekly column.  One reason is that I have been travelling through Sri Lanka for the past six days with...