IT'S TIME TO REALISE INDIA'S POTENTIALs

We need believers in the India story, we need hope that things will turn around for the better and we need to have the conviction that this will happens

K G Karmakar
The Indian farmer suffers in silence with only 30 per cent of the profit margins accruing to him for his production risks, weather-risks and marketing-risks, in addition to his back-breaking labour and shrinking farm-land availability, while the traders pocket a neat 70 per cent of the profits with lesser risks...

Ashok Gulati
Gujarat has shown how technological innovation and proactive governance can assist primary sector and bring-in strong results event at odd situations. Having achieved almost doubledigit growth for over a decade, Gujarat shows the way for other states as well...

S S Tarapore
A new government is given mandate at the Centre and there are expectations that all the ills of the nation will be cured. The problems are deep rooted and each segment of economic policy needs to be provided clear-cut objectives, autonomy of operations and accountability, which can be monitored...

N C Saxena
Besides a significant increase of targeted investments in health programmes and disease control, India also requires to improve other basic services in rural India such as potable water and sanitation, where the current progress is inadequate. Higher public investments in these areas need to be accompanied by systemic reforms that will overhaul the present...

Ram Sewak Sharma
India has made its mark in global IT industry. But at home, connectivity and delivery of citizen services still remain an issue. Policy changes are critical for next level of digital reforms, suggests Ram Sewak Sharma...

Rajesh Shukla
In the run up to the highly anticipated General election 2014, Narendra Modi’s persuasion of the ‘middle class’ or the ‘neo middle class’ in his public discourse was a fascinating development in itself. Political rhetoric aside, this was perhaps the first time that a politician had publically and rather boldly wooed the middle and aspiring class...

Vinod Rai
Quite often, bureaucracy is shunned for its poor performance. But it is the same bureaucracy that has performed in Gujarat. Conducive environment and empowerment can change the way...

One of the major mandate in the SEBI Act is to work towards the growth and development of the markets. Some of the measures that we have taken have been precisely guided by this mandate...
U K Sinha

The whole concept of ‘good governance’ should be seen in the context of delivery by the agencies of the state. Achieving equitable growth requires focused and sustained implementation. There is no magic wand, echoes Meenakshi Lekhi...
Meenakshi Lekhi

Aspirational India is not about changing the future for short-term gratification but creating a new paradigm for long-term goal setting. This appears like metanoia, focused on development and long-term sustainability. We have seen many illustrious successes, such as in case of infrastructure development in the state of Gujarat which have become benchmark practices today...
Rana Kapoor

Corporate:

National Insurance Company (NIC) has been the most preferred choice for motor insurance since 1906. Over the years, NIC has retained this leadership in insurance market with a consistent share ranging from 15 per cent to 17 per cent of the industry’s motor insurance portfolio. Today, 48 per cent of the company’s gross revenue comes only from this segment...
A V Girjakumar

Out-of-the-Box


J K Dadoo

India 2.0:
Delivering to an Aspirational India

What should be the agenda for the great leap from India 1.0 to India 2.0? Undoubtedly, economic stability is a sine qua non. An economy can't sustain the same speed if it has headwinds in the form of high inflation, weak currency and high debt burden and hence high interest rates. In a way, all of these are related and reinforce each other. Economists will say managing the impossible trinity – keeping inflation under control, lowering interest rates and stabilising the currency – isn’t an easy task. But a decisive government and a determined RBI has to prove that their prudent macro-management passes the litmus test. A report by Team INCLUSION

Education
The Curious Case of Failing Education Reforms in India

Imagine this – thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of aspirants write a critically important test. Almost no one secures the pass mark. Now imagine that these are not students, but teachers and would be teachers of thousands of sought after schools across India. Wish it were just a nightmare. It is not. Team INCLUSION peeks into the state of education reforms...
Team INCLUSION

Feature
Access to financial services for the differently abled

The historical inactivity of decision-making has impacted disabled the most in India. Neither are any decisions taken to help them live with dignity, nor is anyone bothered about this small constituency, which is not a vote bank...
Team INCLUSION analyses