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INDIA PLANS CONCESSIONS, CAPS ON IMPORTS OF SENSITIVE ITEMS

Mar 15, 2017
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Written by Shruti Srivastava | New Delhi | Published:December 3, 2015 1:02 am India is considering giving concessions to Australia on reportedly contentious items including wines and spirits, dairy items and meat products and is likely to fix a threshold for the import of such items under the ongoing free-trade agreement negotiations.

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Land policy vital for Modi’s manufacturing dream

Mar 15, 2017
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10 April 2015 Author: Geethanjali Nataraj and Richa Sekhani, ORF Land acquisition is becoming risky and uncertain in India. Delays, protests and resistance on the part of the displaced — as have been observed in Bengal and Odisha — have curtailed investment in India’s infrastructure sector. Environmental clearance is also causing delays and cost blowouts in infrastructure projects, which is linked intrinsically to...

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MODI TINKERING AT THE EDGES OF TRADE POLICY

Mar 15, 2017
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17 April 2015 Author: Rajiv Kumar, Centre for Policy Research, India The Foreign Trade Policy of the Modi government, announced by trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman in early April, represents business as usual. It aims at only incremental change rather than the bold new beginning that is needed if India is to ‘assume a position of leadership in the international trade discourse’.

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