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Letters to the editor dated October 29, 2020

Extend the deadlineWith reference to the report Interest waiver: Lenders, credit bureaus race against time to identify borrowers (October 29), thoug

29 Oct 2020 9:26 pm
Needed, a new regulator to oversee MFs

Sophistry trumps substance in this case where all parties missed the woods for the trees. SEBIs inaction wasnt traceable till April 14, when the

28 Oct 2020 9:37 pm
Letters to the editor dated October 27, 2020

Tears over onionsWith reference to the news report Traders stay away from onion auctions at Lasalgaon (October 27), one fails to comprehend the rati

27 Oct 2020 9:48 pm
Bihar elections: Do womens votes count?

Given the rigid social structure, it is likely that women have little political agency in this State

27 Oct 2020 9:45 pm
Lockdown: The financial impact on Indias youth

Loss of employment and business opportunities has eroded the financial well-being of the youth

27 Oct 2020 9:45 pm
A Chipko movement redux

Felling 10,000 trees to expand the Dehradun airport spells disaster

27 Oct 2020 9:44 pm
Letters to the editor dated October 26, 2020

US Presidential electionGiven what Donald Trump and Joe Biden represent and their starkly different views and visions, it shouldnt be difficult for t

26 Oct 2020 9:32 pm
Trans Fat Beware the silent killer

The NCD-Covid link has led to a global focus on the use of trans fatty acids. India stands committed to eliminating their use

26 Oct 2020 9:31 pm
Letters to the editor dates October 22, 2020

Bonus to Central govt staffThe government declaring productivity-linked bonus to Central Government employees of over 3,700 crore for the ensuing fes

22 Oct 2020 9:30 pm
Re-imaging agriculture through the lens of food processing industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has accentuated the criticality of food security and food surplus management in the current policy space. To this end, policy st

20 Oct 2020 9:49 pm
A Nobel reward for auction designers

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have brought path-breaking innovations in the design of auctions

20 Oct 2020 9:33 pm
Why agriculture sectors share in rural employment is declining

Insufficient public investment for agrarian development and inadequate access to institutional credit apart, frequent droughts and floods are reasons for the declining trend

20 Oct 2020 3:44 pm
Policy-making pitfalls

A consensual approach is more durable

12 Oct 2020 9:48 pm
How to ensure income security for seniors

The Draft National Policy for Senior Citizens has rightly placed emphasis on promoting the existing pension programmes

12 Oct 2020 9:46 pm
Ensuring mental health for all in India

This will require greater investment, access, and human resources

11 Oct 2020 9:44 pm
Below the line

Social media to the rescue Social media can be used for good cause too. And here is how. A teary-eyed video of the pandemic-hit owner of a food stall

11 Oct 2020 9:44 pm
Farm reforms: Centre must take States on board

A national consensus will not only pre-empt a legal challenge but also help in smooth implementation of the envisaged reforms

11 Oct 2020 9:39 pm
Government Ltd: Business-like government or government-like business?

In an electoral democracy, the elected government is akin to a public limited company, supposedly with unlimited liability. Its objectives being the

11 Oct 2020 9:37 pm
Rejection, resilience and rebound

A new book that serves as a simple, powerful guide to processing rejection, and bouncing back

11 Oct 2020 9:35 pm
The interests of banks and depositors should be balanced with that of borrowers while deciding on moratorium

Allowing borrowers to hijack the debate on the hardships caused by Covid and to extend one-sided stimulus packages ignore small savers and depositors

11 Oct 2020 9:26 pm
Its time to localise our food economy

The breaking down of supply chains during Covid has exposed the perils of centralisation. Giving a boost to boutique shops that promote local, nutritious and sustainable food is the way forward

12 Aug 2020 4:20 pm
Letters to the editor dated August 7, 2020

Debt restructuringThis refers to the editorial The right moves (August 7). The decision of the Monetary Policy Committee to maintain status quo on

10 Aug 2020 9:07 pm
Packing industry holds potential for high growth

India can emerge as a significant global player, if the sector strengthens its capabilities in terms of technology, skills, and efficiency

5 Aug 2020 3:41 pm
3 steps to help unlock 1.3 lakh crore of welfare relief

This amount, in Jan Dhan accounts, should be made easily accessible by improving last mile delivery of cash, reducing rejections, and putting in place a digital system where ongoing issues can be swiftly picked up and resolved

4 Aug 2020 3:52 pm
Needed, a modern personal insolvency regime

Personal insolvency needs to be treated as a social insurance option. A mechanism which relies on the interaction between creditors and borrowers must be put in place

4 Aug 2020 3:50 pm
YES Bank fiasco is a case of RBI negligence

YES Banks excessive borrowing and under-reported NPAs should have prompted immediate corrective action by the regulator

2 Aug 2020 6:18 pm
5G rollout: India must strike the right partnerships

With Chinas Huawei out due to security concerns, India must be careful which countries it pairs with for 5G. Future networks shouldnt face the possibility of restriction or overhaul

31 Jul 2020 3:22 pm
When age becomes a hurdle

Age is not just a number and who better than the bureaucracy to talk about it. Finding themselves being cornered by age limit, the Indian Statistical

26 Jul 2020 9:56 pm
Instead of selling its stake in PSUs, Centre should borrow against shares

Divesting in CIL, IDBI Bank when their share prices are low makes little sense. Govt borrowing against its stake will bring more benefits

24 Jul 2020 11:01 am
Monetary policies and the rise of Chinese imports

Indian industry lived off interest rate arbitrage in the 2000-10 decade. This de-industrialisation created conditions for Chinese domination

6 Jul 2020 3:39 pm
PDS can be extended to all till a vaccine is found for Covid

Ensuring food security is critical at the juncture. Providing universal PDS is financially feasible as FCI has more stock than we need

2 Jul 2020 3:50 pm
Letters to the editor dated July 1, 2020

The role of CAsApropos your editorial on the ICAI celebrating its 71st birthday (June 30), the technological advancements such as artificial intellige

1 Jul 2020 9:35 pm
The GST journey has been transformative

Three years of GST have eased doing of business in many ways. But return filing can be simplified and number of rates reduced

1 Jul 2020 9:50 am
Revoking of bank licence should be considered only in the rarest of rare cases

In the Bank of Baroda case, the Calcutta High Court order asking the RBI to consider revoking the banks licence for failure to honour a bank guarantee is too harsh

29 Jun 2020 3:38 pm
Covid leaves big gaps in the learning experience

Neither sutdents nor teachers are full prepared for online classes. This, coupled with challenges such as external distractions, leads to an incomplete education

29 Jun 2020 3:24 pm
Unlock 1.0 may bring forth new GST challenges

Businesses will need guidelines to deal with possible GST levy on failure to fulfil contracts, and cancellation or return of piled-up inventory

26 Jun 2020 3:26 pm
Digital innovation is the way forward for media, sport industry

With online and OTT content gaining traction in the Covid era over the traditional channels of viewership, the industry should embrace the digital change and work to enhance it for the audience

25 Jun 2020 3:30 pm
Indias Covid fight is heating up amid reverse migration

States with massive influx of migrants have seen sharper rise in Covid-positive cases. Death curves also have become steeper at higher levels of fatality

24 Jun 2020 3:41 pm
Agri-market reforms will force review of MSP rationale

Allowing farmers to sell in private markets does not guarantee they will receive a fair price. If the government thinks MSP is a fair minimum price growers must receive, then it must be ready to defend it

24 Jun 2020 3:37 pm
An ode to reforms in Modi era

Panagariya hails path-breaking steps such as IBC, and cites labour market rigidity as an area of concern

12 Apr 2020 10:03 pm
Covid-19 reveals populist leaders inadequacy

Haphazard strategies, like those of US and India, are not working. Instead of lauding them, WHO must address the grim reality

2 Apr 2020 9:00 pm
Pandemic pushing oil sector to the brink

The slump in oil demand thanks to lockdowns and travel advisories will be a game-changer for the sector

31 Mar 2020 9:35 pm
Rediscovering the kirana store

The lockdown has brought back business to the door of corner shops

31 Mar 2020 9:30 pm
Tax revenues will slip

Covid is likely to hit Budget projections hard

31 Mar 2020 9:29 pm
Coronavirus will reshape the future of work

As people adapt to achieving efficiency while working remotely, new economic opportunities will arise

30 Mar 2020 9:35 pm
Covid-hit industry needs policy tonic

The rate cuts will not reverse demand contraction. Export incentives, tax breaks and health sector support are called for

30 Mar 2020 9:33 pm
All you wanted to know about moratorium period

With the country being in lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Reserve Bank of India had announced a slew of measures last week, to tide ov

30 Mar 2020 9:09 pm
Chana is the ideal pulse for free distribution to households

With adequate stocks, more quantity of the pulse can be distributed. Producers, too, will benefit from the increased marketability

30 Mar 2020 8:26 pm
A holistic strategy is required to deal with Covid-19

The govt should not look at the fiscal deficit till the pandemic is contained. Like in war time, the state could commandeer all resources for use as well as production

30 Mar 2020 12:58 pm