Unleashing the agri potential

Data released on the state of the economy for the first quarter showed agriculture as the one green sector that performed well with a positive growth of 3 per cent. The sector has the potential for double digit growth. The enactment of three bills relating to fundamental reforms of the

Will MODI end the subsidy raj?

With the drop in international LPG price, there has been a significant over-recovery of subsidies on LPG - of Rs 120 per cylinder in May 2020. Now is the ideal time to end subsidies on kerosene and LPG. The government spending zero amounts to subsidise PDS kerosene and domestic LPG has

The final call

This sector is in the news again. Latterly, voluminous anecdotes of competition, controversies, complaints, crashing success and colliding failure made the sector a bustling one. The Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) case which is being meticulously scrutinised by industry experts, investors and many individuals gave special effects to the sector. Yes,

He drove Chennai into a higher plane

In 1979, after two decades of production, Ashok Leyland was still dawdling along with a modest capacity of just around 10,700 medium and heavy vehicles. Capital investments were modest. Sales were at Rs 135 crore and net profit: Rs 6.91 crore. Competitor Tata Motors (then TELCO) had capacity of around

My Tryst With Covid-19

Tamil Nadu was the earliest among states to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Chief Minister E K Palaniswami assisted by TN Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Vijaya Bhaskar and a prized team of senior civil servants, acted fast. Capacities available with the government and private hospitals, educational institutions... were

GST formula suffers a hit

The Corona virus seems to have knocked the bottom out of the Indian economy that suffered the steepest fall. The country’s GDP contracted by 23.9 per cent in the April - June quarter. INDIA BEGAN PUBLISHING quarterly figures on the economy from 1996. This is the sharpest contraction in GDP since

A wakeup call for Indian ports

Beirut Ammonium Nitrate Explosion is a wakeup call for Indian Ports. There is need to increase the level of risk awareness in handling and storing of chemicals and other hazardous goods. International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code has to be implemented with rigour and operational discipline rather than just looking

LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC

The pandemic has affected our life, livelihood and lifestyle. When it comes to life, we do not know who will be quarantined next. What we do, where we go and whom we meet, is now a matter of life and death. That’s sad but it’s true. As to livelihood four things are

Uneasy track

Even in the 1950s through 1970s India had a reputation for constructing a large number of railway and power transmission projects in a number of countries in Africa, South East Asia... IE has referred to BHEL winning orders for high pressure boilers from Malaysia in the 1960s even before its

Reliance – seeking global alignment…

Successful corporations develop a high performance ethic by aligning their entire workforce with the values and vision of the corporation. A high performance culture is built on a shared vision, a shared large purpose, larger than that of any individual or group of individuals and a trust that every individual

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