Inside this issue
While the draft of the much awaited 2019 National Policy on Education offers hope in terms of an institutional revamp, it might still face challenges to its successful implementation.
The National Action Plan for Climate Change had set eight ambitious targets in 2008 to mitigate impacts of climate change in India. Their implementation however, needs to be revisited.
The National Commission on Farmer recommended significant measures to increase farm income though its impact on the overall growth of the sector. The wellbeing of millions of farmers however, is yet to be seen.
Evidence points towards a moderate success of the New Urea Policy. Although increasing indigenous production seems imperative, the rising need to address multi-nutrient deficiencies weakens the case for urea specific growth.
Despite the National Manufacturing Policy being in effect since 2011, the sector still suffers on account of insufficient jobs and low contribution to the country’s gross domestic product.
The Hydrocarbon exploration and licensing policy, adopted in March 2016, introduced an open acreage licensing system besides newer features that allowed companies to bid for blocks as per their choice.
The updation of NRC has been a major demand since the 1980s when the Assamese sub-nationalism started coming to the fore. After almost three decades of struggle, the design of its implementation is finally taking shape.
IN CONVERSATION WITH
G’nY talks with Nafees Meah, Regional Representative, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to solicit his views on issues pertaining to India’s food production, the impact of climate change and possible policy interventions.
Dear Readers Planning is crucial for the success of any endeavour, whether at unit level or at the helm—national and global. At the outset, a policy is rolled out, usually by a competent ministry, to provide an approach. The approach is then put up for criticism and public hearing in a democratic