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Reservation Policy and its Implementation across Domains in India
Niranjan Sahoo
Author Detail ORF-Academic Foundation
10 September 2009
India runs the world's oldest and one of the most comprehensive affirmative action policies in the form of reservations or quotas for its disadvantaged sections. Ever since its adaptation, this critical public policy perhaps remains the most controversial and polarising public policy that the Independent India has adopted
Trade and FDI related reforms in the states, 1991-2007: The Case of Maharashtra
Gitanjali Sen
01 August 2009
The liberalisation policy of India that was initiated in 1991 was designed to dismantle the protectionist regime through removal of industrial licenses, thereby reducing the strict bureaucratic control under which the country¿s foreign trade had been suffering for decades. The Import and Export (Control) Act of 1947 was replaced by the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act of 1992, empowering the central government to announce and amend the export and import policy, or trade policy as it is called.
Food Security Policy Options for Tamil Nadu
A. M Swaminathan
ORF-Academic Foundation
06 May 2009
Throughout the world, distributuion of essential food articles by the State or State-sponsored organisations for the poor at subsidized rates is recognised as an ant-poverty and anti-inflationary measure.
Renewable Energy Technologies
Amitav Malik, Nitant Mate & Devayani Bhave
31 January 2009
This volume on "Renewable Energy Technologies" has a special focus on distributed power generation (DPG) to highlight the easy applicability of alternative energy technology, particularly for the rural sector in India.
Caspian Pipeline Politics, Energy Reserves and Regional Implications
P.L. Dash
ORF-Pentagon Press
29 April 2008
The Caspian region is endowed with enormous offshore and onshore hydrocarbon resources, but their access to world markets is limited. Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the number of claimants to the Caspian Sea has increased from two to five States.
The Politics of Power Sector Reforms in India
By Niranjan Sahoo
16 June 2007
This monograph examines the different processes that led to the 'political capture' of the power sector in India and critiques the attempts at reforms to change these processes.
The Royal Nepal Army: Meeting the Maoist Challenge
Maj Gen (Retd) Ashok Mehta
New Delhi: ORF-Rupa & Co, 2005
14 November 2005
Very little is known about Nepal except for its beautiful mountains. Still less is known about its people, their poverty and underdevelopment and its fallout -- the Maoist uprising. Even less has been heard about the Royal Nepal Army (RNA), till the Maoists pulled it out from its barracks.
The Islamic Boomerang in Saudi Arabia: Cost of Delayed Reforms
MH Ansari
ORF 2004
10 September 2004
Many developing countries are confronted with the twin imperatives of development and modernisation. Each has responded in a distinct manner to these impulses. The underlying premises and perceptions shape public policy. The developing societies in the Muslim world are a part of this wider process.
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07 September 2004
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Pakistan's Economic and Social Development
S. Akbar Zaidi
04 September 2004
The book examines Pakistan's development in an historical context, with particular emphasis on the period following General Pervez Musharraf's coup in October 1999. Author Akbar Zaidi is one of Pakistan's best-known and prolific economists.
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