Category Policy Update

India Adds the Might of Millets in its Foreign Policy

2023 is being celebrated as the International Year of Millets.  As the celebrations reach almost the middle of the year, India leads the way in promoting millets across the world. This article tries to understand the significance of millets for international issues, India’s role in the declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, its diplomatic efforts to situate millets as a soft power tool of its foreign policy, the challenges ahead of potential millet revolution and possible solutions.

PM Mitra, PLI and FTAs: Saviour for Ailing Indian Textile Industry?

As of 2023, the Indian textile and apparel industry makes significant contributions to various aspects of the economy. It contributes 4% to global trade in textiles and apparel, making it a crucial player in the international market. In terms of GDP, it accounts for approximately 2%, which amounts to around $70 billion. Additionally, the industry's output represents 7% of the total industry value.

Himachal Pradesh Green Star Rating Initiative for Hotels (Him-GRIH)

The picturesque state of Himachal Pradesh in India is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and diverse flora and fauna. However, the rapid growth of tourism in recent years has placed an increasing burden on its fragile ecosystem. The Himachal Pradesh Green Star Rating Initiative for Hotels (Him-GRIH) was established to address this challenge. This paper aims to explore the objectives, aims, and significance of the Him-GRIH scheme in light of the mounting pressure on Himachal Pradesh's mountains and the threat to its delicate ecosystem.

SAMRIDH – A VISION TO STRENGTHEN INDIA’S HEALTH SYSTEM

With both government-run and commercial facilities offering medical services to the nation's population of more than 1.3 billion, India's healthcare system is intricate and multifaceted. The healthcare system still faces an array of problems- such as inadequate budget, a scarcity of healthcare staff and inadequate infrastructure, despite substantial advancements in recent years.

INDIA’S SPACE POLICY, 2023

India's space policy has witnessed significant developments in recent years, reflecting the nation's growing aspirations and accomplishments in space exploration. With a rich history of space missions and notable achievements, India has emerged as a prominent player in the global space arena. The year 2023 marks a crucial milestone as India unveils its latest space policy, outlining its strategic objectives, technological advancements, and plans for international collaborations.

The 2015 India – Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement : Is it effective or merely symbolic?

The dispute between India and East Pakistan regarding enclaves (small pieces of lands located within one state but actually belonging to the other state) has been a matter of concern since the time of India's independence. The problem became grave post the formation of Bangladesh in 1971. There were attempts on the part of both the states to resolve the issue with no permanent solution. However, the ultimate decision to arrive at a feasible understanding was made in 2015 through the Land Boundary Agreement. Now the question which remains is whether the agreement has settled the dispute or has it been merely a symbolic step to portray to the world the friendly relation between the two states?