April 1, 2019

India is staring at a water crisis and no politician is talking about it

The summer of 2019 is not only heated up by the intense general election campaign but also by the above average temperature forecasted in many parts of India. Even though the agrarian distress has been a major campaign issue, the […]
November 12, 2018

Inland water transportation is the next big thing in green cargo

The development of inland waterways will help in the protection and conservation of waterways and canals. It will complement the SAGARMALA project, which envisions to build 10 economic zones spanning 300-500 square kilometres. The flagging off of the PepsiCo’s 16 […]
November 28, 2017

India’s leap in Ease of Doing Business rankings obscures the full picture

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) ranking for 2018 offers some respite to India. It comes at a time when its economy is mired in the after-effects of demonetisation and hasty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax […]
November 3, 2016

Making Sense of Ease of Doing Business Rankings

By Madhu Sivaraman* The latest of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Rankings has given a rude shock to the Government of India. It has belied the Centre’s year long efforts to improve things on the ground especially since […]
January 9, 2016

Seminar on ‘Ease of Doing Business In Uttar Pradesh’

  The Ease of Doing Business is a very current and recurring theme these days. The latest report by the World Bank positions India at 130th Rank. The current government wants to support the activities of the state governments in […]
August 17, 2015

Breaking Business Barriers

The project is to assist the government in easing the barriers to business related to the entry, conduct and exit of the entrepreneurs/investors/establishments in select sectors and region. This project aims at the development of a business friendly eco system in […]
June 23, 2015

AIIB: The need for thought to replace hasty resolve

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been in the news off late, mostly for the right reasons. Heralded as the answer to the World Bank’s deficiencies which include its exclusive representation of European interests, it is touted to be […]