Amartya Sen calls him “My Father in Economics”, while Ambedkar’s political vision is celebrated his economic vision has largely been forgotten. Ayush tries to explore Ambedkar, the Forgotten Economist.
Political Economy of the Contemporary Indian Situation
Dr. Rathin Roy delivers the lecture on Political Economy of the Contemporary Indian Situation with insights into how to revive the economy during COVID 19.
Data on sugarcane in Maharashtra after floods shows why accurate assessment is critical
The August 2019 floods in Maharashtra unleashed massive damage (SANDRP 2019), especially sugarcane and crops pertaining to horticulture. Sugarcane was planted over 1.52 lakh hectares in Kolhapur and 95, 827 hectares in Sangli, according to the state’s sugar directorate. Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara — the top three sugarcane-producing districts in the state — witnessed submerged fields…
Lighting up the fields: How electricity can help irrigation
Over the years, inaccurate estimations of electricity consumption have led to untargeted approaches being applied to optimise power sector “The entire idea of agriculture has changed now. We (farmers) are burdened with water shortage, climatic inconsistencies and slashed electricity subsidies. Even then, our fields are only our responsibility,” said Ashok Patil, a farmer from Shirol…
From ‘E’QUALITY to QUALITY
The NEP 2019 through the Scope of Neoliberalism The National Education Policy 2019 (NEP 2019 from now on) is a classic example of a policy document intersecting the dominant discourse on development, childhood and education to promote the neo-liberal project of commodification and commercialization of education. Starting from Macaulay’s minute in 1835, Indian education policy…