Policy- which is generally defined as a course of action to create a desired objective in the interest of the masses or the people. Policy research is utmost important for the sustainable development of country both at the national and local level. We at PARC carry out policy research, i.e., analyse the impact of any policy decision by the State & Central government from the perspective of various stakeholders in consultation with experts in that field. This enables us to come up with action-oriented recommendations and pragmatic solutions to the communities and decision makers for resolving fundamental problems in the society.
Study on the impact of proposed ban on list of 27 pesticides from the perspective of all stakeholders
On August 19, 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture assigned the job of reviewing 66 pesticides to an Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Anupam Varma. Dr. Anupam Varma Committee (AVC) submitted its report in December 2015. After the Committee report was submitted, 18 pesticides were banned immediately and 27 were to be reviewed. AVC, divided the 66 pesticides reviewed by it into 4 groups.
Making India Atmanirbhar in Oilseeds Production
The need for a “zero edible oil import” plan was discussed by commerce minister Piyush Goyal at an inter-ministerial meeting on 5th November, 2019 and the commerce ministry asked the agriculture ministry to prepare a road map for India to attain self-sufficiency in edible oil production. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the budget in 2019, had also urged farmers to make India self-sufficient in edible oil production …
WARSA - Waste As Resource by changing Stakeholders' Approach
Authored by: Amaraja Kulkarni
White Paper on The Strategic importance of Restoration of 200% tax rebate for Breeding and Bio-technology Oriented Private-Sector Driven R&D expenses within the Seed Sector for enhancing the competitiveness of Indian farmers and seed companies
The Indian seed sector has been a significant agri-system value chain stakeholder in driving & catalysing significant progress & growth of the agriculture sector over the last 7 decades. Seed is fundamental to all agricultural improvements since it has the genetic potential to increase yields and impart tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses that have escalated due to climate change. Studies show that the estimated direct contribution of quality seed alone to the total production is about 15-20% depending upon the crop and it can be further raised up to 45% with efficient management of other inputs.
PARC Note on The Proposed Changes in the BIS Standard for Boric Acid
PARC Note delves into the proposed revisions to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for Boric Acid. The note comprehensively examines the existing BIS standard for Boric Acid, outlining its current norms and significance. The note elucidates the essence of the proposed changes, shedding light on the potential consequences. The note provides a sound rationale for advocating the retention of the status quo, supported by expert opinions and industry insights. In conclusion, it underscores the importance of maintaining the current BIS standards for Boric Acid, emphasizing the implications of the suggested alterations on various industrial sectors. This concise analysis aims to support well-informed decision-making by highlighting all relevant points, including the balance between regulatory changes and the needs of end-user industries.
PARC brief Note for DGFT
PARC Note highlights the severe impact of tax penalties and interest on Indian exporters from October 13, 2017, to January 09, 2019, under pre-import conditions. The financial burden has led to the erosion of export profits, hampering market exploration wand diminishing global competitiveness, particularly affecting MSMEs. Urgently, PARC calls on political and bureaucratic stakeholders to repeal these impositions, aiming to relieve financial strain and position India as a leading global export hub during Kartavya Kaal. This concise analysis guides well-informed decision-making, stressing the critical need for resolution.