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PVC: Need to quadruple capacity to support India’s economic growth to $10 trillion by 2030

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya & Manoj Dinne

Having sufficient domestic capacities for PVC is key to India’s ambitious goal of crossing the $10 trillion economy mark by 2030 as PVC is an input industrial… Continue reading PVC: Need to quadruple capacity to support India’s economic growth to $10 trillion by 2030

OPINION: Implications of proposed Delhi aggregator policy on mitigating pollution levels

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya & Siddharth Subudhi

In a bid to reduce the pollution levels in the capital, the Delhi government has introduced the Draft Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator and Delivery Service… Continue reading OPINION: Implications of proposed Delhi aggregator policy on mitigating pollution levels

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Sharenting a Bigger Threat Than Deepfakes, but Cybercrimes Legislation in India Evolving: Experts

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

After ransomware attacks on companies and deepfakes, children’s online identities shared excessively without their consent poses a threat to their privacy.

Strategic Sovereignty : Safeguarding our critical mineral sectors

Strategic Sovereignty : Safeguarding our critical mineral sectors

By Siddharth Subudhi

In this article probationer IPS Simran Bhardwaj and Siddharth Subudhi, Senior Policy Analyst at the Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP) write about safeguard measures for minerals.

Dark Patterns- Govt shouldn’t just regulate, it must also educate & empower customers

Dark Patterns: Govt Shouldn’t Just Regulate, It Must Also Educate & Empower Customers

By Siddharth Subudhi

To regulate potential manipulation, the Government of India’s initiative is rather well placed. But, something which comes to mind with the GoI seeking public comments on the draft guidelines is Less Government, More Governance

Our Never-Ending Plastic Problem: Why Odisha’s Jute Move Offers Hope

Our Never-Ending Plastic Problem: Why Odisha’s Jute Move Offers Hope

By Ruben Banerjee

Odisha’s move to procure smaller jute bags marks a significant departure from the past. It is likely to wean away a sizeable section from using plastic bags readily available across shop counters

Large traffic generators unleashing Kalidasa effect on telecom networks: What is the way out?

Large Traffic Generators Unleashing Kalidasa Effect on Telecom Networks: What is the Way Out?

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Just like the great author Kalidasa, before he attained wisdom, had cut the same branch on which he was sitting, we find that LTGs are cutting the telecom companies, over which they operate.

Foreign apps generating large data volume should pay for telecom network: C-DEP President

Foreign Apps Generating Large Data Volume Should Pay for Telecom Network: C-DEP President

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Telecom operators and internet-based apps have been at loggerheads over the issue of revenue sharing. Telecom operators have been demanding that over-the-top (OTT) players that generate huge volumes of data should pay a fee to them for building networks like it is done to build expressways for smooth and fast rides.

Allowing Autos To Carry Both Passenger And Cargo

Allowing Autos To Carry Both Passenger and Cargo Can Benefit Drivers and The Gig Economy

By Ruben Banerjee

An experimental permission of dual usage – allowing transportation of passengers and freight – can pave the way for the future, helping urban mobility and augmenting incomes of auto drivers.

Carbon neutral, climate friendly ‘jute’ is proof that climate change is real

Carbon Neutral, Climate Friendly ‘Jute’ is Proof That Climate Change is Real

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

When the fragile balance between agriculture, economics, human behaviour and policy making is disrupted, a series of ripple effects get catalysed. These ripple effects have detrimental impact on the vulnerable sections of society.

Indian Building Bylaws Need To Change For Better Network Connectivity Indoors

Indian Building Bylaws Need To Change For Better Network Connectivity Indoors

By Ruben Banerjee

India’s building laws do not mandate telecom infrastructure as an essential ingredient before a building can be declared habitable, thereby leading to poor services indoors.

Why securing Ferro Molybdenum, other critical minerals is critical for India’s industrial growth

Why Securing Ferro Molybdenum, Other Critical Minerals is Critical for India’s Industrial Growth

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Critical minerals and products such as Ferro Molybdenum made from them are extremely critical for India since they have wide applications in military hardware. India must therefore address issues related to critical minerals so that India’s supply chains are not compromised.