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Anomalies in agriculture: What are the solutions?
Mar 12, 2010

Anomalies in agriculture: What are the solutions?

It is lack of access to easy credit and high rates of interest that are behind the fall in private investment in agriculture

Assam killings: Quick-fix solutions will not work
Jan 02, 2015

Assam killings: Quick-fix solutions will not work

Legend has it that the nursery rhyme, 'Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush...on a cold and frosty morning', was first, sung by women incarcerated at the Wakefield Prison in England while they were doing their daily exercise around the mulberry tree in the prison compound.

Between General Assembly Debates and Security Council Resolutions, Finding Coherence in the UN System
Mar 22, 2023

Between General Assembly Debates and Security Council Resolutions, Finding Coherence in the UN System

This brief employs text analytics to assess the extent to which speeches at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on matters of peace and security find resonance in resolutions passed by the UN Security Council (UNSC). These two are among the six main organs of the UN system: the UNGA is the main deliberative and representative body; and the UNSC is tasked with maintaining global peace and security. This brief studies four contemporary issue

BRICS cities require smart policy solutions
Sep 01, 2016

BRICS cities require smart policy solutions

Urban governance in BRICS countries will require different policy solutions because of differing circumstances.

Enhancing Blended Financing for a Sustainable Future: Challenges and Potential Solutions
Jul 10, 2023

Enhancing Blended Financing for a Sustainable Future: Challenges and Potential Solutions

An enormous amount of capital is required for climate change mitigation and adaptation globally, but especially in emerging markets that have the dual burden of achieving development and meeting national climate goals in the coming decades. Although it is tough to estimate the precise amount of capital required to achieve these goals, it is anticipated to be in the range of trillions of dollars. However, the flow of capital into green sec

Finding innovative solutions to India’s NPA woes
Aug 21, 2023

Finding innovative solutions to India’s NPA woes

Accumulated non-performing assets (NPAs) in the Indian banking system, specifically in the public sector banks (PSBs), have adverse effects on credit disbursement. An increasing amount of bad loans have prompted the banks to be extra cautious, which has dried the credit channel. Two components are key in resolving the NPA problem: the immediate task of resolving the current accumulation in the PSBs, and the more important long-term task of ensuri

Finding Solutions to Fishermen Transgressions in the India-Bangladesh Maritime Space
Sep 10, 2021

Finding Solutions to Fishermen Transgressions in the India-Bangladesh Maritime Space

Aiming to secure their marine resources in the Bay of Bengal, India and Bangladesh settled their maritime boundary in 2014. Despite the delimitation, however, fishers from both countries continue to commit unlawful forays into each other's sovereign waters, leading to the enforcement of punitive measures against those accused or convicted. Such incidents not only jeopardise the fishers’ livelihoods, but repeated occurrences also nettle relation

Finding Solutions to Water Scarcity: The Potential of Virtual Water Trade in Agricultural Products
Feb 01, 2021

Finding Solutions to Water Scarcity: The Potential of Virtual Water Trade in Agricultural Products

This paper analyses the patterns of virtual water trade (VWT) in agricultural products across the globe—VWT is the flow of water embedded in goods and services when they are traded—and the implications for alleviating water scarcity. Virtual water trade has been crucial in ameliorating water scarcity in virtual water-importing nations. At the same time, it has led to per capita water availability declining at a more rapid rate among the net v

Gender Bias In Futuristic Technologies: A Probe Into AI & Inclusive Solutions
Jan 17, 2022

Gender Bias In Futuristic Technologies: A Probe Into AI & Inclusive Solutions

Historically, the values of gender-caste-based minorities have been systematically kept aside from being even counted, and this bias leads the prior data to be gender-biased or rather gender-invisible.

Greece needs realistic policy solutions
May 02, 2011

Greece needs realistic policy solutions

European policymakers seem to be taking an awfully long time to realize the fact that there cannot be general blanket solutions to the problems in the euro-zone. Every time a member nation is in trouble, the same few steps seem to be repeated.

Inclusive health solutions: Insights from Raisina 2024
Mar 14, 2024

Inclusive health solutions: Insights from Raisina 2024

Collaboration across sectors, responsible use of technology, and a deep understanding of local contexts are key to addressing global health challenges

India can offer developmental solutions to the world
Sep 22, 2017

India can offer developmental solutions to the world

Instead of just emulating established successful models, India needs to build on innovative and creative ‘India model’ that harnesses the skills at the national, state and local levels.

India’s water crisis: A permanent problem which needs permanent solutions
Jul 09, 2019

India’s water crisis: A permanent problem which needs permanent solutions

The government has announced an ambitious target of providing piped clean drinking water to all rural households by 2024. Although a worthy goal, it i

IT solutions can transform India's poor PDS delivery mechanism
Oct 05, 2012

IT solutions can transform India's poor PDS delivery mechanism

For the first time in India's history, a common technological platform is available to provide governance services to all Indians through one single smart card.

Master plan for Delhi – 2041: An opportunity for proposing effective solutions
Oct 29, 2020

Master plan for Delhi – 2041: An opportunity for proposing effective solutions

From 2021, Delhi’s new master plan, for guiding future development during 2021-41, will be applicable. The plan is currently under preparation and i

Nature-based solutions for cities will require stringent systems
Oct 26, 2021

Nature-based solutions for cities will require stringent systems

If India intends to meet its climate pledges, well-planned nature-based interventions need to be employed by the ULBs for a sustainable future.

No easy solutions to cyber security concerns: Karsten Geier
Oct 12, 2016

No easy solutions to cyber security concerns: Karsten Geier

Karsten Geier, head of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff at the German Federal Foreign Office's interview on CyFy 2016

Non-infrastructure solutions to urban traffic congestion
Mar 08, 2019

Non-infrastructure solutions to urban traffic congestion

These solutions have greater social and economic value than any other.

Now is the time for 'realistic solutions' to TN water rows
Aug 06, 2013

Now is the time for 'realistic solutions' to TN water rows

Tamil Nadu's river water cases may have relevance elsewhere in the country, now or later. Given the increasingly fragile nature of the federal structure as evidenced in this 'coalition era', effective measures need to be put in place lest the unity of the Union should be at stake.

Second wave of COVID-19: Causes and solutions
Apr 04, 2021

Second wave of COVID-19: Causes and solutions

The behaviour of the COVID-19 pandemic is not particularly unusual with regard to its resurgence as “waves.”

Solar solutions: Transforming rooftops into green energy hubs
Mar 30, 2024

Solar solutions: Transforming rooftops into green energy hubs

The groundbreaking PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana initiative which will expand India’s RTS capacity even further can help India achieve its net-zer

Sri Lanka: Competing resolutions can complicate decision for India at UNHRC
Feb 21, 2014

Sri Lanka: Competing resolutions can complicate decision for India at UNHRC

At the UNHRC session next month, India should take the initiative to work out a consensus resolution, where not just the Sri Lanka-related 'accountability' concerns of the West but also the competing counter-concerns of 'friends of Sri Lanka' are also addressed.

Sustainable development: Shared problems need shared solutions
Nov 15, 2021

Sustainable development: Shared problems need shared solutions

The developed world needs to take more responsibility and address negative spillovers caused by their actions.

Technocratic Solutions to Climate Change
May 17, 2022

Technocratic Solutions to Climate Change

Technology - a boon or a bane for the environment and climate?

The Search for Sustainable Solutions to Debt Accumulation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jul 21, 2023

The Search for Sustainable Solutions to Debt Accumulation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Like in some other regions of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated external debt accumulation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This could have massive, adverse impacts on growth as governments prioritise debt servicing commitments over key development expenditures such as healthcare and education. For the countries in SSA with relatively lower GDP, this could mean getting caught in a vicious cycle of low output and mounting debt. A pa

The terror state: Innovative solutions to new threats
Dec 18, 2018

The terror state: Innovative solutions to new threats

The question of tackling global terrorism efficiently and proactively is rendered even more complex by other issues.

The WTO Crisis: Exploring Interim Solutions for India’s Trade Disputes
Sep 22, 2020

The WTO Crisis: Exploring Interim Solutions for India’s Trade Disputes

The ‘crown jewel’ of the World Trade Organization (WTO) — the dispute resolution mechanism — is facing a crisis. The US obstruction to new appointments in the WTO’s Appellate Body (AB) has frozen the appeals process and brought the mechanism to a halt. Until such crisis is resolved, New Delhi will need to explore other means for resolving its current and future trade disputes. This paper outlines interim solutions that India can emplo

TN Assembly resolutions and strengthening pan-Tamil perspectives
Jun 30, 2011

TN Assembly resolutions and strengthening pan-Tamil perspectives

With two resolutions in as many days relating to neighbouring Sri Lanka, both moved by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the Tamil Nadu Assembly has revived complex pan-Tamil issues nearer home, with consequences flowing from across the world.

Understanding the resolutions on Kashmir in the US Congress
Dec 18, 2019

Understanding the resolutions on Kashmir in the US Congress

The two House Resolutions on Kashmir reflect moderate to extreme conceptions on the role of values in US foreign policy, but both emphasise the centra

US-India Defence Cooperation: Constraints, opportunities, and solutions
Jun 21, 2023

US-India Defence Cooperation: Constraints, opportunities, and solutions

The visit of Modi to Washington D.C. promises to be a harbinger of a major transformation in US-India defence ties

Using shared cultural heritage of South Asia for conflict resolutions
Sep 04, 2012

Using shared cultural heritage of South Asia for conflict resolutions

The SAARC region needed to be rescued from colonial era cultural definitions as they were too narrow and a broader range was sought to create cultural zones within the natural boundaries, argues well-known Sri Lankan archeologist Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne.