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  • Upgrading in the Indian automobile sector: the role of lead firms 

    Ray, Saon; Miglani, Smita (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2018-06-30)
    This paper has made an attempt to identify the role of lead firms in mapping the activities related to upgrading. Upgrading refers to the process through which firms may move up the value chain. The literature identifies different types of upgrading ...
  • The Role of Waterways in Promoting Urban Resilience: The Case of Kochi City 

    Aziz, Zeba; Ray, Indro; Paul, Sandeep (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2018-05-15)
    Coastal cities around the world are locales of high vulnerability. The issues are graver in the developing world where the challenges posed by the urbanization and climate change multiply the existing risks. Here, we examine the case of Kochi, an Indian ...
  • Towards sustainable, productive and profitable agriculture: Case of Rice and Sugarcane 

    Gulati, Ashok; Mohan, Gayathri (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2018-04-30)
    Indian agriculture is estimated to be consuming about 78 percent of total fresh water resources available in the country. Yet, more than half of the gross cropped area is still dependent on rains. Extremely skewed allocation of scarce irrigation water ...
  • Solid Waste Management in India: An Assessment of Resource Recovery and Environmental Impact 

    Ahluwalia, Isher Judge; Patel, Utkarsh (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2018-04-15)
    This study analyses the environmental and financial sustainability of solid waste management in Indian cities. It presents an assessment of the rapidly rising volume of municipal solid waste, its changing composition, the continuing practice of mixing ...

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