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Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
Zia Haq

Zia Haq


Zia Haq reports on public policy, economy and agriculture. Particularly interested in development economics and growth theories.

articles by Zia Haq (59 results)
Oct 05, 2019 12:09
A poor monsoon isn’t the real culprit. Our inefficient agriculture system is. read more
Oct 05, 2019 00:37
The key objective of the Swachh Bharat Mission so far has been to achieve an open-defecation free (ODF) country by October 2, 2019, with a toilet for every household. read more
Oct 02, 2019 23:42
The campaign was reminiscent of the tidiness project of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. read more
Oct 01, 2019 23:04
Fixtures such as showerheads, toilet systems for household and commercial complexes, and plumbing products, will display such a rating allowing consumers to compare products based on their water use. read more
Sep 26, 2019 09:34
India’s exportable surplus and milk productivity per animal is lower compared to global leaders, such as the US and New Zealand. Centre believes foot and mouth disease cripples milk output. read more
Sep 25, 2019 23:53
Prices have doubled in some cities between August and now, including in Delhi, Jammu, Patna and Gurugram. Usual retail rates of ~25-30 a kg have gone up to ~60-80 a kg, according to market data. read more
Sep 25, 2019 08:43
The Act imposes restrictions on the food economy by limiting food quantities traders can buy from farmers and hold as stocks. There are no permanent storage ceilings or commodities under Act but the law empowers the government to include or exclude items... read more
Sep 24, 2019 11:58
Since onions are a common base ingredient of most Indian dishes and therefore widely consumed, consumers behaviourally are quite sensitive to a rise in onion prices, relative to many other commodities. read more
Sep 24, 2019 00:46
Shunning all material allurements, 26-year-old Balwant Chandrakant Ghorpade of Maharashtra’s Nanded is training to lead a life of Gandhian abstention and simplicity — “a fakir of a type well known in the east”, to quote Winston Churchill’s pejorative... read more
Sep 22, 2019 06:59
This set of data will also count proprietary shops or self-owned, self-operated businesses which may have no hired labour, such as a roadside vendor. read more
Sep 20, 2019 15:54
India’s obsession with keeping food prices low, even when there’s no inflationary pressure, has long hurt farm incomes read more
Sep 20, 2019 04:16
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call on August 15 to eliminate the use of these polluting items by 2022 has been widely welcomed, but banning a huge chunk of the informal economy could come with its own costs. read more
Sep 18, 2019 23:56
On September 8, commerce minister Piyush Goyal had travelled to Bangkok to attend the 7th RCEP meeting in Bangkok, in which member-countries resolved to close the deal by November. read more
Sep 15, 2016 21:12
India is growing more food but also wasting up to 67 million tonne of it every year, a government study shows. That’s more than the national output of countries such as Britain. And enough food for Bihar, one of India’s larger states, for a whole ye... read more