Best of BS Opinion: Climate-related financial risks, Budget 2020, and more

Thick fog covers a platform, at Allahabad Railway Station, during a cold wintry night in Prayagraj
Why doesn't climate risk still figure enough in discussions of macro-economic stability and vulnerability? Are there commonalities in the circumstances of high-performing farmers that could be scaled up in different regions of the country? Is there a relationship between prior ecological conditions and subsequent improvements, which could indicate the regions where natural farming is more likely to succeed? Alokananda Chakraborty sums up.

The idea of asset monetisation to meet the government's disinvestment target is worth pursuing as there are vast tracts of land held by government wings in metropolitan areas that developers might be willing to bid big bucks for, argues our top edit. Click here to read...

Financial regulators, policymakers and investors need to mainstream climate risk into their analysis, argues our second edit. Read on...

This Budget needs to revive confidence in the Indian economy, and convince investors and India Inc that
the economy and reforms are once again a top priority for this government, writes Amansa Capital's Akash Prakash

The overall unemployment rate of the country does not reflect the real challenges faced by India. Graduates between 20 and 29 years of age, face a much higher unemployment rate and that's India's real challenge, writes Mahesh Vyas, CMD, CMIE. 

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"We should assess if we will use technology or technology will use us"
PM Narendra Modi during the third edition of his interaction programme with school students 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020'


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