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By GovernanceToday
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Jan 5th, 2016
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Poor infra obstructing the wheels of ‘growth engines’ The government’s ‘Make in India’ program has a lot to do with the development of the country. But there is a jerk which it is facing today. MSMEs, the most vital constituent of the ambitious program which is also said to be the engines of growth, is in dire need of a sufficiently developed infrastructure to flourish...
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Jan 5th, 2016
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MSMEs Development (Amendment) Bill seeks to increase the investment limits, in view of evolving market dynamics A well regulated market is important for a business enterprise to grow. The regulations must be relevant to the existing business environment and any change in market forces must lead to change in rules too. The change in regulations becomes imperative especi...
By GovernanceToday
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Jan 5th, 2016
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The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are both socially and economically important. It needs government support to grow Globally, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) perform the crucial function of being the prime employer, thus having an economic as well as social context of existence. Because large manufacturing and services sectors cannot absorb the entire...
By Anand Mishra
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Dec 13th, 2015
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As the world congregates at Paris to talk climate change, there is a sense of déjà vu among negotiators, governments, environmentalists, scientists, protesters and media (At the time of going for print, the actual negotations were yet to start). Perhaps never in history has a non political talk attracted so much attention and expectation. There is a sense of urgency, a...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
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Dec 11th, 2015
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Use of diesel is causing damage to environment; govt needs to bring in innovative and transparent legislation to arrest it The words of the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls terming diesel cars a ‘mistake’ have fuelled a long overdue debate on sustainability. When close to two decades ago, Europe took the decision to incentivize the buying of diesel vehicles, the goa...
By GovernanceToday
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Dec 11th, 2015
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There is something new about New Delhi’s air, it is dangerously toxic even to smell, forget about lungful intake. Each morning, all lanes of a motorway into the capital are chock-full with thousands of echoing lorries with insignias beseeching overtaking drivers to “Horn please.” Every night immeasurable convoys of lorries make way into the heart of Delhi, burping sulp...
By Ramesh Raja
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Dec 11th, 2015
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Not with standing growth trajectory, political will must to ensure successful transition India, a country of over 1.2 billion, has enormous energy needs and it is becoming steadily challenging to meet this requirement through conventional means of power generation. More than 40 per cent of rural Indian houses do not have electricity. While India is developing domestic ...
By Praveen Raman
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Dec 11th, 2015
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Our cities are among the most polluted in the world, but studies have found that rural areas also contribute to pollution. We often blame industries, big cities and traffic for the high level of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions in our environment. But over the years, a new culprit has moved into the list, silently. That culprit is our villages, the home to 800 ...
By GovernanceToday
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Dec 11th, 2015
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In world of distorted carbon space governed by “common but differentiated responsibility,” India has shown fantastic acumen and leadership to deal with climate change crisis for UNFCCC Paris climate agreement. Indian Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) – promises a 33-35 per cent reduction in emissions intensity by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. This cou...
By Anand Mishra
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Nov 5th, 2015
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As thousands pour into cities in search of better lives, it is necessary to radically change the way in which we manage our urban landscape It is half past eight in the morning and as Jai takes the elevator to parking floor in the basement of his 20 plus story apartment building in Gurgaon, he silently prays for easy traffic on Gurgaon Delhi toll road, which he takes t...