Showing all Projects in India

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    Are resettled oustees from the Sardar Sarovar Dam project better off today than their former neighbours who were not ousted?

    The objective of this project is to study the well-being of tribal families ousted and resettled by the Sardar Sarovar Narmada authority. Resettlement and rehabilitation of tribal families have been among the most controversial aspects of the project. Sustained vigorous activism by civil society organizations and local communities helped create a resettlement package for...

    10 Aug 2016 | Swaminathan Aiyar

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    Meeting the renewable revolution: A roadmap for electricity market design in India

    Most of the world sees renewable electricity generation firstly as green power, a way to meet flat or declining demand while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. India, with rapid demand growth and an urgent need for new capacity, sees renewable electricity as power, which mitigates energy security risk and safeguards against environmental hazards. Hence the country has set an...

    9 Aug 2016 | Sushanta Chatterjee

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    Household responses to information, communication of actions of community, incentives on solid waste management actions: A case study of Delhi Households

    Delhi generates 8360 TPD (approx.) of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day. Studies have shown that there is a clear linear relationship between per capita solid waste generation rates and income levels for Indian households [Viswanathan, 2006] and that India’s per capita MSW generation rates are likely to keep pace with the economic growth rates [Goel, 2008], which means...

    14 Jun 2016 | Shivani Wadehra

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    Community origins of industrial entrepreneurship: Theory and historical evidence from India

    The transition from agriculture to trade and the subsequent transition from trade to manufacturing are key stages in the development process. In countries where a substantial manufacturing sector exists, a few small communities often dominate it. Our objective in this project is to examine, theoretically and empirically, the role played by community networks in the...

    14 Jun 2016 | Bishnupriya Gupta, Kaivan Munshi, Dilip Mookherjee

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    Public programmes, growth, and economic inequality in rural India

    While India as a whole has seen rapid economic growth over the last two decades, there is a substantial question about whether and how poor households, particularly those concentrated in rural areas have been affected by this growth and whether they are likely to benefit from future growth. While the focus of efforts to improve rural incomes in the 1960s-1980s was primarily...

    14 Jun 2016 | Andrew Foster, Hari K Nagarajan, Mark Rosenzweig, Jai Pal Singh

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    Estimating economic value to the state from land title regularisation: Evidence from India

    Background and objectives Nearly one in every six urban Indian residents lives in a slum that is created on encroached land. More than half of this land belongs to the government which often, for a variety of political, social and legal compulsions, is able to neither retrieve the land nor formally hand it over to the slum dwellers. The ensuing limbo has created abject...

    7 Apr 2016 | Venkatesh Panchapagesan, Madalasa Venkataraman

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    Adaptation to persistent drought and groundwater depletion: Evidence from Karnataka

    Water stress is becoming the leading constraint on Indian agriculture. Groundwater resources are being fast-depleted and rainfall disruptions are increasingly frequent. Understanding how farmers adapt to this dual challenge is crucial for India’s agricultural growth, and transformation. The study seeks to investigate the combined impacts of persistent drought and...

    7 Apr 2016 | Ram Fishman, K.V. Raju, V.S. Prakash

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    Rural-urban migration in Bihar

    Migration in Bihar is common, both within the state and from the state to other parts of the country. However, there has been limited understanding of the forms that migration is taking. This study found that the vast majority of migration in Bihar is cyclical labour migration by vulnerable groups. Labour migrants’ mobility is hindered by their access to...

    7 Apr 2016 | Indrajit Roy

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    Assessing the impact of listing on access to finance for small and medium enterprises

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are globally viewed as an engine of economic growth. The sector becomes the focus of policy because it serves to create jobs, and involves innovation that leads to inclusive growth. This is particularly true in countries like India, where inclusive growth is the focal point of economic policy. The latest estimates from 2012-13,...

    7 Apr 2016 | Susan Thomas, Nidhi Aggarwal

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    The impact of short-term driving restrictions on mobility and traffic congestion in Delhi

    Driving restrictions based on license plate numbers are a popular yet little understood policy in large cities in developing countries. This project used high frequency surveys to measure how drivers responded to such a policy in Delhi. Delhi's Odd-Even policy proved effective in reducing traffic congestion. However, many drivers switched to other private...

    7 Apr 2016 | Esther Duflo, Gabriel Kreindler, Benjamin Olken