Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad—five of the largest Indian megacities—are the economic and commercial engines for modern India. These metropolitan regions serve as magnets of migration, resulting in explosive growth of the core cities and their urban agglomerations. Yet arrangements for governance of these metropolitan regions are fractured and sterile.
Abstract: In recent years there have been several controversies regarding projects being granted (or denied) environmental regulatory approvals. While many civil society groups and those adversely affected believe that legal procedures are being bypassed for commercial gain at immense cost to the environment and the larger public interest; the corporate sector, and at least sections of the government, perceive the regulatory processes to be a roadblock in the country’s growth trajectory.
Abstract: The Warsaw conference, 2013, marked the halfway point from theDurban conference, 2011, that launched negotiations towards a 2015 climateagreement and the Paris conference, 2015, slated as the deadline for thesenegotiations. As such, the Warsaw conference needed to register a step changein the process—from the airing of differences to negotiating them. It alsoneeded to create the conditions necessary to reach agreement in 2015.
The Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi hosted a workshop on “Mobilizing the State: Indian Economic Diplo- macy in the 21st Century” on 5 - 6 June, 2014. The recommendations that emerged are detailed in this policy brief. This policy brief is not a consensus document. Instead, it seeks to highlight the diverse views that were expressed at the conference while sketching possible areas for consensus. The recommendations expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the Centre for Policy Research.
The SARCist endeavours to bring to together regional think tanks and experts onto a virtual platform for knowledge sharing and discussion on regional cooperation with special focus on trade and investment.
The Governance and Public Policy Initiative (GPPI) seeks to foster a strategic community that brings together Indian law makers, scholars, bureaucrats, and civil society leaders to discuss pressing issues of public policy.