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The Future of Sustainability And Climate Change

Investors, insurers and banks are already taking concrete steps to reduce their exposure to the opportunities of the past and investing in the opportunities of the future

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Fiscal Federalism Must Now Include Resource Federalism

Ignoring the resource federalism is causing a systemic political stress that is now threatening the institutionalised democratic set up

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Why States See TOR As Terms Of Estrangement

The ball is clearly in the court of the 15th Finance Commission. It would have been better served if its TOR had been less detailed and less revealing about the Centre’s preferences

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Towards A Balancing Act

Indian federalism is a living being that is in constant flux. The art of political management lies in ensuring balance between the interests of the Union and those of the States

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The State(s) Of The Nation (Cooperative Federalism)

Several issues such as trust deficit and shrinkage of divisible pools plague Centre-State relations. Together, they make total cooperation difficult

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Design Cities Where Citizens Are The Protagonists

Any urban planning must be based in the design of a holistic long-term strategic plan, which in turn is based on a broad consensus between all levels of governance, stakeholders and the proper inhabitants

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An Opportunity To Shape Our Future

The key to success in today’s economy is innovation. Innovations fall into four categories, namely incremental, architectural, disruptive and basic research

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Lighthouse Effect From Smart Cities On Environment

India’s smart cities programme is attracting and inspiring governments, cities and companies from many countries

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Need To Get Smarter About Smart Cities

It is the state governments that have to go for greater devolution of financial resources, provide more autonomy to mobilise their own revenues, build their capacity for urban planning and management, and carry out legislative and administrative reforms to create an enabling environment in which cities can transform themselves to become healthy, smart and livable

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The Hidden Footnotes

Our need to network socially online comes with a cost. The idea is to be smart about it and resist oversharing information

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The Next Decade And New Agriculture

A new awakening will pitch the condemning of ‘drudgery-based’ farm operations and pave the way for information and intelligence-based farm engagement

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The Digitised Farm Of The Very Near Future

Governments will roll out subsidy programmes and provide farmers with better access to credit and insurance, based on regional crop analytics

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We Will See Drought & Flood Resistant Seeds

Every spoke in this wheel has to work together to produce more efficiently, move more efficiently and consume more efficiently. Only then can we hope to create a sustainable global food balance in the future

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Water Water Nowhere, Not A Drop to Drink

Several Expert Group reports are with the government and there is an urgent need to build a consensus on water policies

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Technology And The Future Of Indian Agriculture

The need for programmes like MGNREGA will be intense with the present trends of casualisation of the labour force increasing. This will be a very cruel process of economic transformation

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