June 21, 2021

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Takshashila and PAFI sign a Memorandum of Understanding

The Takshashila Institution, represented by Deputy Director Pranay Kotasthane, and Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), represented by President Subhajyoti Ray, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 15th June 2021. The MOU underscores the two organisations’ shared efforts towards...

All Things Policy: Lessons from Odisha’s Direct Income Transfer Scheme

 The Government of Odisha launched KALIA or Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation in December 2018 to provide financial assistance to its agricultural workforce. It intends to benefit the state’s small and marginal farmers and its sharecroppers, tenant...

Tax revenue raising must become less iniquitous, with a sizeable chunk coming from direct taxes

Next month, we will celebrate 30 years of the launch of economic reforms. On June 21, 1991 Narasimha Rao was sworn in as India’s ninth Prime Minister, and his tenure would turn out to be historic in delivering economic reforms...

Direct tax revenue falls below indirect taxes for the second time in 13 years, hurting the poor

Next month we will celebrate 30 years of the launch of economic reforms. On June 21, 1991 Narasimha Rao was sworn in as India’s ninth Prime Minister, and his tenure would turn out to be historic in delivering economic reforms...

The pandemic has shown how dysfunctional our world order is

What is the best way to fight a pandemic in an era of intense globalization? The answer, clearly, is for humanity to throw its combined resources against its common adversary. Since no one is safe until everyone is safe, the...