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Dr. Vikas Singh

The author is a senior economist, columnist, author and a votary of inclusive development

Latest Articles By Dr. Vikas Singh

J&K Economy Is A Bullet Train Running On A Steam Engine

Dr. Vikas Singh

Competition is non-existent, marketing is patchy, supply chain is inefficient. Consumers suffer. The economy is under duress, but the strong community bonds hide poverty and distress well.

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The Demographic Transition

Dr. Vikas Singh

Japan’s ‘long-term -care insurance’, is amongst the most generous and comprehensive eldercare systems worldwide. The programme provides a life of dignity and holistic support for old age.

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Delhi Knows Everything, But Most Is Not Right

Dr. Vikas Singh

Governments must go beyond vote banks and optimise resources distribution to the most deserving components of the deprived.

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Is The Consumer Being Served?

Dr. Vikas Singh

As consumers fight back, becoming expressive and vocal, service providers and producers hit back with equal intensity and fiercer vengeance.

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Urban Migration And Its Many Manifestations

Dr. Vikas Singh

The government must rethink urbanization. It will mean a mindset change.

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The Demographic Transition

Dr. Vikas Singh

We need to plan well, implement better. The key is designing holistic policies and creating ‘caring’ ecosystem that helps elders ‘age’ better.

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Make In India Framework Needs An Overhaul

Dr. Vikas Singh

Robust macroeconomic policies, sustained and multiple directional action is required to realise the ‘Make in India’ goallabour

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Solution To Farm Distress Simple; But Not Easy

Dr. Vikas Singh

Half-hearted and often populist schemes only increase the distress. The focus should move from outlay to outcome and from input to payoffand

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Entrepreneurs Pedal The Virtuous Cycle Of Growth

Dr. Vikas Singh

The ability of the government to create jobs is limited ... For every crore invested by the large companies no more than ten jobs are created. This number is 250 for the MSE sector

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Education Is Overrated; Skills Aren’t

Dr. Vikas Singh

Education itself isn’t marginal or less unimportant; however, its impact on employment prospects is highly exaggerated and wildly misunderstood.

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