Monday, October 26, 2020
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...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-the-good-the-bad-and-the-positively-ugly-of-the-new-education-policy National Education Policy: What about the teachers and the vision? RN Bhaskar -- 20 August, 2020 (This article appeared in two parts in the print ediiton -- on 20 and 27 August) Just glance through the main recommendations of the last...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-india-could-learn-a-lot-from-post-covid-19-spending-patterns-in-china India must be forward looking, not defensive, as is evident frompost-Covid-19 spending-patterns RN Bhaskar – 13 August, 2020 After a country has been hit by a pandemic, how should people spend money?  Different cultures spend money differently.  There are countries where...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-how-maharashtras-sugar-lobbies-and-private-milk-producers-plan-to-further-bankrupt-the-state Maharashtra’s sugar lobbies now support private milk producers for more subsidies RN Bhaskar – 6 August 2020 For the past fortnight, Maharashtra’s milk producers have been staging protests on the roads.  On several occasions, they highlighted their grievances by pouring out...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/policy-watch-patriotism-and-the-refusal-to-see-economic-sense Patriotism and the refusal to see economic sense RN Bhaskar – July 30, 2020 In 1774, Samuel Johnson, noted man of letters, printed The Patriot, a critique of what he viewed as false patriotism. On the evening of 7 April 1775, he...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-the-big-bio-revolution-has-begun-is-india-prepared The big bio-revolution has begun. Is India prepared? RN Bhaskar -- July 23, 2020 In 2019, McKinsey Global Institute’s team began researching the huge potential that developments on the bio-technology front held out for the world. To do that, laboratories began...