Saturday, November 28, 2020
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-invest-in-india-right-message-wrong-approach Invest in India – right message, wrong approach RN Bhaskar Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited global funds and businesses -- which have about $6 trillion of assets under management -- to invest in India. He pitched the nation as...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-how-aadhaarpan-could-threaten-banking-and-financial-integrity Article 139AA has created a big money laundering machine in India RN Bhaskar On 27 October 2020, there was a Twitter chat— “Curious case of PAN-Aadhaar linkage” -- that was organised by the prestigious Economic and Political Weekly (EPW).  It raised...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-clean-up-the-gold-trade-quickly-as-a-national-priority Gold smuggling- II: Cleaning up the gold trade is a national priority RN Bhaskar (Part I of this series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2020/10/gold-smuggling-i-is-encouraged-by-flawed-government-policies/) Why should gold be a national priority? There are three reasons why gold assumes immense significance for the integrity...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/gold-smuggling-turn-the-spotlight-from-kerala-to-govt-policies Gold smuggling - I Part II can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2020/10/gold-smuggling-ii-a-cleanup-is-urgently-needed/) A beneficiary of flawed government policies. RN Bhaskar There’s an apocryphal story about a man blinded because he stole the gold that he saw lying unattended on the table in his master’s...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/two-measures-that-could-empower-marginal-farmers-land-lease-and-fpos Land lease and FPOs could benefit marginal farmers RN Bhaskar -- 15 October, 2020 Time and again, new numbers pop up, reconfirming an old truth – that India’s farmers are in distress.  Especially small farmers.  A set of figures that is...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-msp-bihar-maize-and-elections Were MSP rules relaxed to aid vote capture in the forthcoming Bihar elections? RN Bhaskar The three bills (now Acts) related to agriculture continue to raise a lot of dust.  This column dealt with the bills last week.  Yes, they are...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-two-cheers-not-three-for-the-agri-bills A lot more needed to be done before tabling the agri bills RN Bhaskar -- 1 October 2020 The government finally made a move.  It has introduced some path-breaking bills for the improvement of agriculture and the lot of farmers in...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/bank-frauds-could-hurt-india-much-more-than-covid-19-can Bank frauds could create more pain than people imagine RN Bhaskar – 24 September 2020 If you are a believer, or a bhakt, you should only read the reports of India’s policymakers. You will get a feeling that all is well. ...
Lectures by RN Bhaskar The rural Economy Future of Agriculture series -- Lectures Date Title  URL 16-07-2020 Why Agriculture matters for India| Future of Agriculture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNqVLmf2G4g&t=295s 23-07-2020 Milk is the real backbone of India's rural economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4JY5YjWsBo  30-07-2020 Animal Husbandry -Economics and Fallacies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGyLxdHFQMw 06-08-2020 The emerging wealth generator in farming is vegetables and fruit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77gqM0nQObg&t=55s 13-08-2020 Rural...
  https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/india-plunder-part-ii-how-finance-commission-weightages-were-tweaked-to-promote-profligacy-and-irresponsibilityhttps://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/india-plunder-part-ii-how-finance-commission-weightages-were-tweaked-to-promote-profligacy-and-irresponsibility India plunder – Part II: Tweaking rules to promote abet plunder through  profligacy and irresponsibility RN Bhaskar  - Sept 10, 2020 ================== The first part of this series can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2020/08/government-plunder-productive-states-in-india/ ========================== Except for brief periods, much of North Indian history has been...