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Policy and regulations

The cost of a unilateral ban: The pesticides industry stares at an INR9,600 crore hole in business

The agri ministry's decision to ban 27 commonly used generic pesticides has stirred up a hornets' nest. A further review is necessary, as most of the pesticides falling under the proposed ban are highly cost-effective compared to their so-called alternatives. However, an addendum allowing export of the same pesticides has brought some relief to the industry.

Policy and regulations

The cost of a unilateral ban: The pesticides industry stares at an INR9,600 crore hole in business

The agri ministry's decision to ban 27 commonly used generic pesticides has stirred up a hornets' nest. A further review is necessary, as most of the pesticides falling under the proposed ban are highly cost-effective compared to their so-called alternatives. However, an addendum allowing export of the same pesticides has brought some relief to the industry.

Jobs

The government’s big skilling drive: RPL aims to raise incomes for millions swiftly in a new world

Around 6 million informal-sector workers are already enrolled under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme. It promises to upskill large swathes of the population swiftly, sometimes in just two to three days. Some 100 companies, including L&T, Patanjali, and Berger Paints, have provided RPL certification to employees. The government claims the programme is making a difference.

Renewables

From powering photocopy shops to rice hullers, mini-grids can light up villages 24/7. T&C apply.

A bunch of private players in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand are trying to serve under-electrified villages with mini-grids, or local electrical networks, which generate electricity primarily from solar panels. While this is creating new sources of livelihood for the villagers and increasing their income levels, there is a big question mark on the viability of the investment.

Aviation

Course correction: domestic flights see rough take-off on lack of coordination. Here’s the fix.

Every country should have a National Aviation Plan in case of an outbreak of a communicable disease. But there has been no public reference to such guidelines, which if exist, should have been implemented when India restarted domestic air traffic earlier this week. In the absence of coordination between stakeholders and a clear plan, passengers are suffering.

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