ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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​A Pandemic Parable

Returning Migrant Workers and the Sound of Empty Vessels A satirical take on a couple watching, from the wings, as migrant workers walked thousands of kilometres back to their villages one year ago.

Untangling Policy Mishaps

A number of economic and health policies adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic have been rendered partially or fully ineffective due to offsetting actions from private individuals, resulting in policy mishaps. This article demonstrates that these policy mishaps are the result of not one, but several types of policy conundrums entangled with one another, creating a complex policy challenge. It also provides a sketch of what a comprehensive policy package should look like.

Some Analytics of Medium and Long Term Food Policy

This paper suggests a simple analytical framework in terms of which answers to questions of an optimal food policy package can be fruitfully sought. This, we believe, is a worthwhile endeavour since not only can some crucial sources of policy failure over the last quinquennium be appreciated in terms of our model, but the absence of such a framework seems to have led the High Level Committee set up to formulate a long term grain policy astray on some important issues in its otherwise well documented and persuasive report.
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