Monday, October 21, 2019
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/india-forgot-about-the-water-footprint-4155691.html India forgot about the water-footprint RN Bhaskar – 1 July 2019 In November 2004, UNESCO brought out a series of papers compiled by A.Y. Hoekstra which were aimed at making the world understand how to look at the water footprint for...
https://www.firstpost.com/business/govt-plans-to-incentivise-contract-farming-centre-should-encourage-large-firms-to-be-part-of-plan-decision-will-bring-transparency-of-purchases-and-sales-6910021.html Why contract farming matters – I Contract farming offers farmers tremendous security, but all's not well here RN Bhaskar -- July 1, 2019 The government has just announced that it will look at ways to incentivize contract farming.  While the details of...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/climate-change-depleting-reservoirs-and-the-blindness-to-water-treatment-and-recycling-4135311.html Water series 6 - Climate change & depleting reservoirs make water treatment and recycling more urgent RN Bhaskar -- June 25, 2019 The buzz is about climate change. And it is likely that both agriculture and water availability will be severely hit,...
https://www.firstpost.com/business/union-budget-2019-will-finance-minister-nirmala-sitharaman-be-able-to-salvage-the-agriculture-sector-6872501.html Union Budget 2019: Will the Union Budget salvage the agriculture sector? RN Bhaskar – June 24, 2019 Within a few weeks, the government will unveil its financial programmes for India.  This time the budget will be watched more keenly than at...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/crisis-alone-can-make-water-policies-change-4122021.html Water series 5 – Will water policies in India change? RN Bhaskar-- 21 June 2019 Big crises confront India today.  Financially, there are big problems ahead (https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/new-government-will-inherit-unpaid-infrastructure-bill-of-rs-12-4-lakh-crore-3937001.html).  There is tremendous anxiety on the job front (http://www.asiaconverge.com/2019/06/the-way-ahead-for-economic-growth-and-jobs/). And there is the problem...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/water-water-everywhere-nor-any-drop-to-drink-4082681.html Water series #4: abundance and penury in India RN Bhaskar -- 11 June 2019 The title lines, taken from Samuel Coleridge’s poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, could sum up India’s pathetic condition today. It reminds one of how this...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/budget-2019-from-power-to-powerlessness-risks-are-real-4081751.html Union Budget 2019: How to stop the country from going from power to powerlessness RN Bhaskar  -- June 10, 2019 The countdown has begun.  Most marketmen have begun looking to the next budget proposals – the first to be announced by...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/eye-on-india/videos/tanker-mafia-earning-rs-8000-10000-crore-annually-from-water-biz-in-mumbai-4057001.html Water series – 3:The stranglehold of the water-tanker-mafia RN Bhaskar – 3 June 2019 Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra – maybe even the rest of India – is in the grip of what people call the tanker-mafia. To understand this...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/water-usage-lessons-india-should-learn-from-china-4026441.html Water Series 2: Lessons to learn from China on water management RN Bhaskar -- May 27, 2019 The origins of this article lie in what this author wrote in the first quarter of 2009 (https://www.livemint.com/Companies/wDLWbd3OWUGppEzYYC0yYO/The-Capitalist--With-increasing-water-needs-will-China-deh.html).  India was awash with reports that...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/even-the-iip-suggests-that-india-has-a-painful-six-months-ahead-unless-3995381.html The IIP points to economic slowdown RN Bhaskar -- May 20, 2019 The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) numbers finally confirmed a pattern that many said was likely to emerge.  But the picture could get darker in the coming six months. There...