Striking The Right Balance

Welfare programmes, aimed at social inclusion....


Vidushak

Chiffon Sarees and Womenís Empowerment...


Department of Posts Modernisation Project Caught in a corporate time warp

The Department of Posts is one department, which is rarely talked about in public and normally does not figure in the vision of most policy-makers and decision-takers...


Democratising Capital

The National Stock Exchange has galvanised Indiaís capital markets and catalysed change that has placed the power of trading literally at the hands of the people...


Disaster Management & Disaster Recovery

In today's increasingly computerised world, critical operational services are totally dependent on...


Bumper Wheat Harvest

India's food security depends to a great extent on the output of wheat and rice. These two crops together made up nearly 80 per cent of the total foodgrain production in 2009-10; coarse cereals constituted the remainder. The area under coarse cereals has steadily declined over the years even though their yield has improved. Coarse cereals have high nutritional value...


Problem of Plenty

In fact, the government may export 4-5 million tonnes of wheat lying in FCI godowns to cope with a storage crisis, a food ministry official said recently. A committee, headed by C Rangarajan, chairman of the prime ministerís economic advisory council (PMEAC), to examine the possibility of exporting wheat, has also recommended exporting that much...


Seeds of Discontent

Seeds are a critical input for long-term sustained growth of agriculture. In India, more than four-fifths of farmers rely on farm-saved seeds leading to a low seed replacement rate....

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