Saturday, December 14, 2019
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/what-about-the-battery-charging-policy-2 Has the government forgotten about battery swapping? RN Bhaskar – September 12, 2019 When the government announced its plans to usher in electric vehicles (EVs), it was jumping the gun.  It should have worked on a battery policy first.  Why? The following...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/editorspick/solar-pumps-nddb-and-the-birth-of-pm-kusum-2 Solar pumps and water mismanagement -- NDDB and KUSUM RN Bhaskar – 29 August, 2019 The introduction of solar pumps in the Indian market was thought to be the perfect solution for aiding farmers in arid regions with neither electricity nor...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/cmcm/economic-policy-little-vision-less-consultation Auto sector revival key to economic revival RN Bhaskar – August 22, 2019 Budget reviews are normally written within a fortnight after the papers are tabled in Parliament.  This belated review comes in the wake of sharply declining sales, slashing of...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/editorspick/indias-interests-in-milk-almost-sold-away-to-new-zealand India's milk interests sought to be sabotaged by bureaucrats RN Bhaskar – 15 Aug 2019 Milk is one of the most strategically important industries for India.  It is one which has spawned Asia’s largest agricultural brand in Amul.  It has witnessed...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/niti-aayog-is-wrong-about-water-desalination Niti Aayog is wrong to recommend water desalination RN Bhaskar – August 8, 2019 Last fortnight, Niti Aayog, the national official think-tank, came up with a proposal that -- in order to address the country's water woes -- desalination plants should...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/editorspick/are-the-pm-modis-key-schemes-being-sabotaged Ignoring waste management could cripple three key schemes of PM Modi RN Bhaskar -- August 1, 2019 Three schemes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are truly pathbreaking – at least where India is concerned.  One is Swachh Bharat, The other is...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/misplaced-zeal-for-environment-and-water Cities haven't yet learnt how to deal with water and the environment RN Bhaskar – 18 July, 2019 Crisis, it is believed, brings out the best – or the worst – in people.  So it was when Mumbai experienced its predictable...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/high-costs-bedevil-india Judicial delays, import duties and corruption make business a high cost affair RN Bhaskar – 11 July 2019 When Prime minister Modi won at the hustings with a thumping majority, there was a resurgence of hope.  Maybe, Modi 2.0 would be...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/water-and-waste-water-in-india India's blindness - for water and waste water RN Bhaskar  -- 4 July 2019 If one goes by news reports, it would appear that the government is trying to sort out the impending water crisis on a war footing. That is...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/the-taxman-can-be-a-snoop-and-extortionist-too Curb snooping and draconian powers of the taxman RN Bhaskar – 27 June, 2019 Last fortnight, the government -- in a move aimed at stanching corruption in the income tax department -- dismissed from service 12 senior income tax officers (https://www.freepressjournal.in/topnews/govt-dismisses-12-senior-i-t-officers-for-corruption-misconduct)....