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Choice in electricity retail: Will consumers choose green power?
Mar 11, 2024

Choice in electricity retail: Will consumers choose green power?

The Indian electricity market's future might incline towards renewable energy suppliers, possibly featuring specialised green providers.

The consumers’ economy of India: What do the recent macro numbers tell us?
Mar 18, 2024

The consumers’ economy of India: What do the recent macro numbers tell us?

The Indian economy is at a defining moment where the future might show a reversal from the trend of the consumption-driven growth phenomenon

To protect consumers, focus on basics
Apr 20, 2017

To protect consumers, focus on basics

Minister for Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan has chosen three unorthodox areas to show his department’s proactivity.

100% electrification of rural households — What next?
Oct 19, 2020

100% electrification of rural households — What next?

Affordability is a much trickier factor to deal with to help consumers from economically poor sections to retain their electricity supply.

70 Policies — Food Corporation of India, 1965
Aug 04, 2018

70 Policies — Food Corporation of India, 1965

The new FCI should be a market-friendly agency for food management, with a primary focus on creating competition in every segment of foodgrain supply

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age
Dec 19, 2018

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age

A new social contract between citizens, consumers, employees, the state, and enterprise is needed to delineate a new understanding around rights, responsibilities and entitlements. Digital  transformations  are  rapidly  altering  the  nature  of  work,  models  of employment,    contracts,    regulations    and    protections.    Increasingly,    the responsibilities  of the state are becoming the obligations  of,�

Addressing challenges of rainwater harvesting in Delhi
Sep 21, 2020

Addressing challenges of rainwater harvesting in Delhi

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a useful method to address the problem of water shortage. However, the Delhi government is unable to tap its full potent

Digital twin: Making India’s clean energy architecture versatile
Mar 26, 2024

Digital twin: Making India’s clean energy architecture versatile

The use of digital twin technologies in renewable energy ecosystems will benefit producers, consumers, and governments alike

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide
Jun 21, 2017

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide

Africa is facing a digital divide. Access to the internet and related digital services is low, and in most countries, the supporting regulatory framework is not in place; nor are the necessary data and logistics infrastructure. At the same time, there are various examples of e-commerce success stories across the continent; and the wide use of mobile phone technology has created many new opportunities for African entrepreneurs and consumers alike.

Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas
Jan 25, 2023

Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas

Waste-to-energy projects in India have historically been city-centric. As cities are well-served by LPG and CNG distribution systems, the Bio-CNG produced has to be used for either fuelling urban public transport, or moved to rural areas at considerable cost. Distributed production and distribution of compressed biogas (CBG) from municipal organic waste in rural and peri-urban areas could be a cheaper option for local consumers. Such prod

Impact of financial regulations on consumer financial behaviour
Jun 27, 2023

Impact of financial regulations on consumer financial behaviour

A balanced and flexible regulatory environment that can accommodate the changing needs of consumers while protecting their interests is required

India’s FTAs with East and SE Asia: Impact of India-Malaysia CECA on the Edible Oil Value Chain
Oct 06, 2015

India’s FTAs with East and SE Asia: Impact of India-Malaysia CECA on the Edible Oil Value Chain

is paper formulates an analytical framework to assess the impacts of India's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on commodity value chains. Existing academic literature have relied on examining Balance of Payments (BoP) to assess the impact of FTAs. is paper views such methodology as reductionist, and instead oers alternative lenses of the impacts on the commodity value chain. is paper brings into fold the concerns for the wellbeing of various stakehold

Is consuming lab-grown meat ethical, nutritious, safe? What the evidence says
Apr 27, 2023

Is consuming lab-grown meat ethical, nutritious, safe? What the evidence says

Lab-grown meats are new, and the health outcome is still unknown. Most consumers prefer natural products and reject foods derived from unnatural sources.

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

Millet: The super food for combating food and water security
Apr 06, 2022

Millet: The super food for combating food and water security

Urging the world to focus on the overall advantages of growing and consuming the climate-resilient crop 'Millet', as the crop offers hassle-free produ

Mobile entertainment: Recreation in India moving to mini screens
May 06, 2020

Mobile entertainment: Recreation in India moving to mini screens

The altering behaviour and preferences of consumers are propelling changes within OTT service models.

Must banks be big to succeed?
Nov 11, 2022

Must banks be big to succeed?

The bulk of the new banking consumers are digital natives and don’t think of branches as an interface for financial transactions

Oil shock: Entry point for deepening reform
May 25, 2018

Oil shock: Entry point for deepening reform

The oil shock poses two risks for India. First, the fear that it will increase the current account deficit. Second, it poses a conundrum of navigating conflicting objectives — preserve the market-based retail oil price mechanism whilst graduating the price shock for consumers and containing inflation.

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India
Aug 17, 2023

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India

As global and urban populations continue to grow, and climate change threatens food security, it is imperative that cities—often the largest food consumers—contribute to its production through urban agriculture. Urban agriculture comprises food and non-food products grown for self-consumption or sale. Entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations, and citizens worldwide are adopting new technologies to optimise production amid space c

Privacy and security risks of digital payments
May 09, 2017

Privacy and security risks of digital payments

Digital financial services have benefits but pose privacy risks that harm consumers, merchants, markets, and nations alike. Some payments systems in India suffer from vulnerabilities because they were not prospectively designed on the basis of the ‘privacy by design’ principle. At the back-end, the centralised storage of data is risky. At the front-end, faulty capture devices enable data misuse. Across the middle mile, data is transmitted wit

Tech in Pandemic Response, But Many Left Behind: Lessons from Africa
Feb 02, 2023

Tech in Pandemic Response, But Many Left Behind: Lessons from Africa

As industries slowed to a near halt in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital economy received a boost—especially from consumers forced to rely on virtual means to meet their needs. Businesses turned to the virtual workspace, adopting new productivity tools to retain their workforce. This brief studies the case of Africa, where tech played a role in pandemic response, and e-commerce players reported increases in orders and custo

The reluctant pilgrim: President Biden visits Saudi Arabia
Jul 12, 2022

The reluctant pilgrim: President Biden visits Saudi Arabia

As high oil prices hit consumers, President Biden is compelled to change his stance toward Saudi Arabia and rekindle relations.

Water supply in Delhi: Five key issues
Jun 08, 2020

Water supply in Delhi: Five key issues

Massive populations in many parts of the world, including in India, continue to grapple with lack of access to clean and safe water. This paper studies the case of Delhi. It describes the conditions under which water is produced and supplied to domestic consumers in Delhi and explains the capacity of the water and sewerage agency to discharge its duties. The analysis finds challenges in five aspects related to water supply in Delhi: quantity; qua

किसानों, उपभोक्ताओं की खातिर मल्टी-ब्रांड रिटेल को भी खोलें
Apr 25, 2017

किसानों, उपभोक्ताओं की खातिर मल्टी-ब्रांड रिटेल को भी खोलें

भारत में मल्टी-ब्रांड रिटेल व्‍यवसाय फल-फूल रहा है। ऐसे म�

ख़ुदरा बिजली के विकल्प: क्या ग्राहक हरित ऊर्जा का चुनाव करेंगे?
Mar 16, 2024

ख़ुदरा बिजली के विकल्प: क्या ग्राहक हरित ऊर्जा का चुनाव करेंगे?

भविष्य में भारत में बिजली बाज़ार का झुकाव नवीनीकरण योग्य

भारत की उपभोक्ता अर्थव्यवस्था: हाल के बड़े आंकड़े क्या कहते हैं?
Mar 21, 2024

भारत की उपभोक्ता अर्थव्यवस्था: हाल के बड़े आंकड़े क्या कहते हैं?

भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था एक निर्णायक मोड़ पर है जहां भविष्य म

भारतातील ग्राहक अर्थव्यवस्था- अंकांचे गणित काय सांगते ?
Apr 06, 2024

भारतातील ग्राहक अर्थव्यवस्था- अंकांचे गणित काय सांगते ?

भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था एका निर्णायक क्षणावर आहे. यात भविष्�

वीज पुरवठादाराची निवडः ग्राहक हरित उर्जेचा पर्याय निवडतील का?
Mar 21, 2024

वीज पुरवठादाराची निवडः ग्राहक हरित उर्जेचा पर्याय निवडतील का?

भारतीय वीज बाजारपेठेचे भविष्य नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा पुरवठादार

ভারতের ভোক্তা অর্থনীতি: সাম্প্রতিক ম্যাক্রো সংখ্যা কী বলে?
Jun 11, 2024

ভারতের ভোক্তা অর্থনীতি: সাম্প্রতিক ম্যাক্রো সংখ্যা কী বলে?

ভারতীয় অর্থনীতি একটি সন্ধিক্ষণে দাঁড়িয়ে, যেখানে ভবিষ্�