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Vol no. 19 Issue No. 132

Expert Panel

Rasik Ravindra

Geologist and Secretary General, 36 IGC, New Delhi.

Sachidanand Sinha

Professor, CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

B Meenakumari

Former Chairperson, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai.

Prithvish Nag

Former Vice Chancellor, MG Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi

Ajit Tyagi

Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Former DG, India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi

B Sengupta

Former Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi.

Saraswati Raju

Former Professor, CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Dripto Mukhopadhaya

Chief Executive, ACRA, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Inside this issue

Public Policy

A Review: The New Education Policy

By: Staff Reporter

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

By: Staff Reporter

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.

National Policy for Farmers

By: Staff Reporter

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.

New Urea Policy 2015

By: Staff Reporter

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.

National Manufacturing Policy

By: Staff Reporter

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.

Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy

By: Staff Reporter

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 National Register of Citizens

By: Narmadeshwar Prasad

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.


Nafees Meah I Working towards healthy diets

By: Nafees Meah

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.

In brief

Editor's Note

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