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70 Policies — Agricultural Prices Commission, 1965
Aug 04, 2018

70 Policies — Agricultural Prices Commission, 1965

Completely aligned with a control mindset, the practice of ensuring that farmers get a fair return on their production in an era of food surpluses con

A carbon price can rationalise mitigation outlays across technologies
Jul 13, 2023

A carbon price can rationalise mitigation outlays across technologies

India’s decarbonisation plans rest on its ability to generate green energy. Until then, the energy transition path till 2070 will remain at best, a

A committee to 'administer' a 'market price' for gas
Feb 07, 2013

A committee to 'administer' a 'market price' for gas

Rationing of gas makes the development of a unified gas market impossible. This means the prevalence of a dozen price levels confounding all - buyers and sellers, and investors on both sides. The spin-off leaves India struggling with the most poorly developed gas infrastructure.

Afghanistan: what price tag do we put on strategic security?
Feb 05, 2019

Afghanistan: what price tag do we put on strategic security?

India might end up paying a big price for its strategic myopia in Afghanistan.

Carnage in Kashmir: Price of no policy on Pakistan
Feb 15, 2019

Carnage in Kashmir: Price of no policy on Pakistan

Pakistan has issued a wishy-washy statement that predictably denies any role as has been charged by India.

Certainty of Uncertainty in Oil Prices: India’s Challenges
Mar 25, 2022

Certainty of Uncertainty in Oil Prices: India’s Challenges

The western sanctions imposed on Russia has affected the oil imports made by India and has therefore adversely impacted the economy.

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security
Feb 08, 2022

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security

Can Xi continue to promise food security despite increased consumption, aging rural population, rapid urbanisation, and climate changes?

Clear picture of negative crude oil price
Apr 28, 2020

Clear picture of negative crude oil price

Even today, renewable energy sources definitely cannot replace fossil fuel that is getting scarce over time. Given this theoretical underpinning, why do we have a negative price for crude oil?

Coal Pricing in India: The high cost of low Prices 
Aug 08, 2022

Coal Pricing in India: The high cost of low Prices 

The coal pricing in India is regulated and deregulated by the government from time to time leading to a rise in the actual delivered price of coal.

Energy price spikes: Intermittency of renewables and the call on firm capacity
Oct 12, 2021

Energy price spikes: Intermittency of renewables and the call on firm capacity

A sudden rise in demand of natural gas and coal due to seasonal change begs the question, why does the market continue to embrace coal and gas—fuels

Fall in crude oil prices: How long will the boon last for Modi?
Jan 21, 2015

Fall in crude oil prices: How long will the boon last for Modi?

Oil is critical to India as it imports almost two thirds of its need, constituting 37% of its total imports. A $1 drop in oil prices could approximately save 40 billion rupees. The drop in oil prices currently looks like a blessing for India, but there could be some downslides too in the long run.

High Energy Prices: The West joins the Rest with Subsidies and Handouts
Sep 10, 2022

High Energy Prices: The West joins the Rest with Subsidies and Handouts

Although energy poverty is a crisis that needs to be addressed, the West should review the persistent call for phasing out energy subsidies in poor co

India-US ties are strong – but for a price
Jul 02, 2018

India-US ties are strong – but for a price

It wants India to break its relationships with Iran and Russia.

Indian rice export ban: Implications for global markets and food security
Dec 22, 2023

Indian rice export ban: Implications for global markets and food security

India’s rice export ban is unlikely to lead to a global food crisis, given the extent of the reduction in supply to global markets and the concomita

India’s Growing Energy Insecurity: Volatile crude prices and a tattered road map to reform
Feb 13, 2009

India’s Growing Energy Insecurity: Volatile crude prices and a tattered road map to reform

Over the past few years, there is noticeable amongst India watchers an inescapable feeling of disappointment at what has been seen as a perceptible rolling back of many of the much vaunted reforms that had been the face of the country's efforts to integrate with world energy markets through the turn of the century. With an import dependence of over 70%, and increasing with each passing year, the petroleum sector had been the obvious choice to mov

Indifference to price rise can irk voters in Tamil Nadu
Jul 15, 2010

Indifference to price rise can irk voters in Tamil Nadu

Given the existing alliance pattern involving the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu and its partnership in the Congress-led UPA coalition at the Centre, people's perception of issues like price rise could become a double-jeopardy for the alliance in any election.

Is the spectre of high oil prices of $100 back?
Sep 24, 2019

Is the spectre of high oil prices of $100 back?

The loss of output is the single, worst and most sudden of disruptions to oil market so far.

Leveraging the Rice Export Ban for Crop Substitution in India
Mar 20, 2024

Leveraging the Rice Export Ban for Crop Substitution in India

India is the world’s largest rice exporter, making it a significant player in the global rice market. A global rice shortage is anticipated amid rising geopolitical tensions and commodity prices. To safeguard domestic consumers from exorbitant price shocks, India has banned the export of non-basmati white rice since July 2023. This paper examines the ban's implications, especially regarding welfare redistribution among basmati and non-basmati f

Million Arab Lives, Small Price For Freedom
Aug 27, 2011

Million Arab Lives, Small Price For Freedom

A million deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and heaven knows how many more to follow in Syria, and wherever else, is but small sacrifice to keep the flame of freedom burning eternally and all flames need fuel.

Monkeypox epidemic: Ignoring Africa comes at a price
Jul 18, 2022

Monkeypox epidemic: Ignoring Africa comes at a price

Addressing rather than neglecting the crises in Africa is the only viable option which can help us avoid another epidemic and tackle the ongoing ones.

Oil prices will keep rising: Dr. A.F. Alhajji
Jul 26, 2005

Oil prices will keep rising: Dr. A.F. Alhajji

There will be no respite from rising international oil prices, according to internationally renowned oil expert Dr. A.F. Alhajji. Delivering a lecture at Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, on July 26, 2005,

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China
Aug 26, 2016

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China

Dominance in the Baloch region could be passing on to China. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the newest instrument.

Petroleum Product Price Reforms: Now is the Time
Feb 09, 2009

Petroleum Product Price Reforms: Now is the Time

The Centre for Resources Management, ORF organised a focus group meeting on the need for reforms in pricing petroleum products on February 9, 2009 at its New Delhi campus.

Playing with God’s world: ‘Growth’ has a high price
Feb 10, 2021

Playing with God’s world: ‘Growth’ has a high price

It is also unclear to what extent the disaster is the outcome of over-exploitation of resources in the back-to-back construction of dams

Price-cap is after all just a new price: The case of cardiac stents in India
Apr 27, 2017

Price-cap is after all just a new price: The case of cardiac stents in India

The February 2017 order by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) for fixing the price ceiling for cardiac stents—a device that normalises blood supply to the heart—brings to fore the old debate on the influence of business in healthcare in India. In view of the increasing number of catheterisation laboratories in the country, and the rise in the use of cardiac stents, this article discusses, inter alia:  (a) the role of price

Rafale: The deal is kosher, politics over it is not. The price we are paying is national security
Mar 05, 2019

Rafale: The deal is kosher, politics over it is not. The price we are paying is national security

The political ambitions of a few could potentially derail the Indian defence purchase mechanism for a long time to come. This will delight our nation's adversaries.

Retail price of petrol and diesel in India: Crude calculations
Oct 09, 2021

Retail price of petrol and diesel in India: Crude calculations

As the price of crude oil continues to rise, there will be drastic repercussions if the centre increases excise taxes without sharing the revenue with

The battle to set oil prices
Apr 02, 2020

The battle to set oil prices

Russia’s move to reject production cuts is driven by its strategy of denying market share to U.S. shale producers

The cow, India's icon: Who'll pay the price?
Jun 05, 2017

The cow, India's icon: Who'll pay the price?

The Centre has chipped in by banning the export of beef and cows, thereby minimising the incentive for cow slaughter.

The Impact of High Crude Oil Prices and Challenges in Pricing of Petroleum Products
Jul 24, 2023

The Impact of High Crude Oil Prices and Challenges in Pricing of Petroleum Products

A roundtable discussion on the topic "The Impact of High Crude Oil Prices & Challenges in Pricing of Petroleum Products" was organised by Observer Research Foundation at New Delhi on August 14, 2006.

The Natural Gas Sector in India: Cost of price controls
May 24, 2022

The Natural Gas Sector in India: Cost of price controls

The increment in the price of domestic gas in India and its impact on the production and consumption of the same.

To Price or not to Price? Making a Case for a Carbon Pricing Mechanism for India
Sep 26, 2022

To Price or not to Price? Making a Case for a Carbon Pricing Mechanism for India

The 2021 Conference of Parties 26 (COP26) propelled nations to ramp up their climate targets and the concomitant Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. However, the updated NDCs and the announced pledges for 2030 remain insufficient and poorly aligned with the targets of the Paris Agreement. The reduction in projected 2030 emissions is estimated to be 7.5 percent—far lower than the 30 percent requi

US house prices cool off after dizzy ten year ride
Oct 17, 2016

US house prices cool off after dizzy ten year ride

Cracks have appeared in the almost unrelenting boom that sent rents and house prices soaring to record highs across the US.

What do falling Crude Prices mean for India’s Fiscal Deficit?
Jul 24, 2023

What do falling Crude Prices mean for India’s Fiscal Deficit?

The Observer Research Foundation, CRM held a focus group meeting on the topic 'What do falling Crude Prices mean for India's Fiscal Deficit?' on February 9, 2007. Shri S C Tripathi, former Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, chaired the discussions.

Will the Govt be able to reign in price hike?
Jun 20, 2014

Will the Govt be able to reign in price hike?

The rise in the price of food grains may be cushioned by the enormous stocks held by the government's FCI godowns. But higher vegetable, fruits, eggs, fish and meat prices will contribute to food inflation as they have done in the past.

#KisanLongWalk was merely a symptom; agriculture policy needs to fix the ailment
Mar 15, 2018

#KisanLongWalk was merely a symptom; agriculture policy needs to fix the ailment

Political knee-jerks are easy to play with — a loan waiver here, an extension of farming permission there, a rise in procurement prices looming and

2030 पर्यंत भारत गॅस आधारित अर्थव्यवस्था बनू शकेल का?
Apr 26, 2024

2030 पर्यंत भारत गॅस आधारित अर्थव्यवस्था बनू शकेल का?

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