Policy Watch

India's vaccine diplomacy

Vaccine Bandhan: Nursing the Neighbourhood

The Republic of India has set a exemplary global example of providing free assistance in the form of Covid-19 vaccines under a “Neighbourhood First Approach” by reaching out to friends,...

Women Farmers in India

Common challenges faced by agriculture in India and the UK, and new opportunities for greener practices

Reforms to agricultural policy in both India and the UK have recently been in the news. They highlight many common challenges faced by the agriculture sector in both countries, and...

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India’s response to Covid: The world’s fastest and deepest lockdown

The world’s fastest and deepest lockdown from 25 March led commentators within the country and outside to remark in unison that Narendra Modi once again showed he was a Prime...

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India’s healthcare response to Covid-19

At first it seemed that India had been sheltered from the Covid-19 pandemic. Early action to restrict international travel by the government and state level precautions seemed to be holding...

Indian Higher Education

Indian Higher Education and the future of Remote Learning

Indian education is one that encompasses a wide variety of individuals, across states and socio-economic barriers. This is true particularly in public universities, which aim to be inclusive and diverse....

Food Security

Food Security in India during COVID-19

The most populous democracy has long been aware of the importance of providing food security for its citizens. India’s Public Distribution System (PDS), introduced during the Bengal famine in 1943,...

space sector

Unlocking India’s private space sector by integrating space-based services into the economy

The Government of India recently announced that it will create a new regulatory body called Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) as a move to open up the...

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Time for ‘New Green Deal’ for Indian Agriculture

The last year or so has seen American politicians talk of a ‘Green New Deal’ for their country. The term refers back to the New Deal that was implemented in...

Women Farmers in India

Female farmers are central to India’s agricultural economy: Yet, are they still invisible?

Women farmers are invisible as far as the state and society are concerned. They perform most of the ‘big jobs’ like sowing and harvesting, yet, their access to resources is...

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