Articles by Seetha
Jun 18, 2018
Without competition in the markets, there won't be any real value realisation for farmers: Pravesh Sharma tells FirstpostFarms that are less than a hectare will not benefit from commercialisation unless efforts are made to consolidate land parcels
Jun 12, 2018
Sugar package: Most mills are bad in quality and some need to be rationalised, Abhijit Sen tells FirstpostSugar package announced by govt has invited criticism for going back on limited deregulation that has been attempted by the current and previous governments
Jun 11, 2018
Sugar package: We need to cut cane acreage but that’s a political call nobody will take, Abhijit Sen tells FirstpostSugar this year is a big problem mainly because you’ve got a huge increase in output (both of cane and, even more so, of sugar), says Abhijit Sen
Jun 01, 2018
Economy seems set on recovery path; but dangers lurk, the biggest being election eve populismThere’s no denying that economic growth under the Modi government has been subdued but stable. The year ahead will determine whether it will maintain this or endanger it for political gains.
May 24, 2018
Petrol, diesel at record high: Rejig taxes to keep fuel rates low but do not arm twist oil companies on pricingThe gains the government made by hiking taxes when prices were low must be paid back to the consumer.
May 19, 2018
Four years of NDA: Narendra Modi scores high on the reforms scorecard, but there’s a lot still pendingArray
May 05, 2018
GST Council meet: Move for sugar cess takes away sweetness of simplification of procedures; it must be junkedThe sugar industry and cane farmers are always in some form of distress. The sector needs far-reaching reform.
Apr 30, 2018
Narendra Modi wants PSUs to do more for small firms, but he needs to keep tabs on their dodging tacticsIf Narendra Modi is serious about wanting the MSME sector to thrive, he needs to get his ministers to address the issues that the small firms face, writes @soorpanakha
Apr 14, 2018
1971 vs 2011: Time to question governments specifying census year for finance commissionsThe terms of reference (ToR)of the first six Finance Commissions did not make any mention of population data at all.
Apr 09, 2018
Shiksha Bachao Abhiyan: School vouchers to revamp primary education? Time India debated efficacy of programmeThe current method of delivering primary education is not yielding the desired results. It is perhaps time to bring in the school voucher programme.