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Demystifying the Indian smart city: An Empirical reading of the smart cities mission


CPR Working paper , 10 August 2018

The newly elected federal Government of India (GoI) launched the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) in 2015 with the stated purpose of improving the governance and infrastructural deficiencies that plague Indian cities. Missing, however, in the pageantry of the new programme is a cohesive understanding of a smart city. While the government documentation repeatedly implies infinite liberty for cities to self-define their understanding of ‘smartness’, the actions demonstrate that there is a larger idea of ‘smartness’ that the federal government seeks to implement. It is at this disjunction, between the rhetoric and practice of the Mission, that this paper finds its core research question – ‘What constitutes a smart city in India?’ Through a detailed reading of the government documentation of the top 99 cities, the paper argues that the there is a profound chasm between the professed objectives of the Mission and the strategies enacted to achieve these objectives.

URL: http://www.cprindia.org/research/papers/demystifying-indian-smart-city-empirical-reading-smart-cities-mission

Courtesy: CPR


Journal of Economic Policy & Research, Volume 13, No 2, April-September 2018


Financial Inclusion and its Determinants: The Case of Goa by Meenakshi Bawa and P. K. Sudarsan
Information Asymmetry, IPO grading & Pricing Efficiency: An Empirical Analysis of IPOs in India by AR Tripathi and Shri Narayan Pandey
Rural to Urban India: A Sustainable or Smart Transformation? by SN Nandy
A Study on Role of Agriculture in Indian Economy by A Kotishwar
Factors Influence to Participate in MGNREGA work: A Case Study in Shettihalli GP in Karnataka by I Maruthi and Pesala Peter
Financial and Social Efficiency: A Non-Radial Bilateral Performance Comparison of Microfinance Institutions of India and Bangladesh by Pallavi Pandey and Ram Pratap Sinha
National Social Assistance (NSA)Programme:A Study on Women Beneficiaries among Dalits and Non-Dalits by P Raghupathi

URL: http://www.ipeindia.org/microsites/data/Journal%20of%20Economic%20Policy%20&%20Research%20April-September,2018%20issue.pdf

Courtesy: IPE

K. N. Raj Library: Titles on display from 09-11-2018 to 16-11-2018

Following titles were recently added to the K. N. Raj Library Collection and were on display from 09-11-2018 to 16-11-2018.

1. Alam, Tosib
Rural government in Uttar Pradesh: Issues and perspectives. – New Delhi: Sunrise Publications, 2017. 299 pages, HB. ISBN : 9789380966847. Call No. 335.232200542 Q7

2. Bansal, Vaishali
Agricultural tenancy in contemporary India: An analytical report and a compendium of statistical tables based on NSSO surveys of land and livestock holdings. – New Delhi: Society for Social and Economic Research, 2018. 192 pages, PB. ISBN : 9788193714836. Call No. 337.1720054 Q81

3. Barnhill, Anne, ed
The Oxford handbook of food ethics. – New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 802 pages, HB. ISBN : 9780199372263. Call No. 337.13 Q8

4. Bianchi, Patrizio
Industrial policy for the manufacturing revolution: Perspectives on digital globalisation. – Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018. 175 pages, HB. ISBN : 9781786430311. Call No. 336.21 Q84

5. Brears, Robert C.
Blue and green cities: The role of Blue-Green Infrastructure in managing urban water resources. – London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 318 pages, HB. ISBN : 9781137592576. Call No. 339.421 Q8

6. Clammer, John, ed
The Aesthetics of development: Art, culture and social transformation. – New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 341 pages, HB. ISBN : 9781349952472. Call No. 301.5 Q7

7. Giorgino, Vincenzo Mario Bruno, ed
Co-designing economies in transition: Radical approaches in dialogue with contemplative social sciences. – Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 322 pages, HB. ISBN : 9783319665917. Call No. 330.11 Q8

8. Newbigin, Eleanor
The Hindu family and the emergence of modern India: Law, citizenship and community. – London: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 263 pages, PB. ISBN : 9781107037830. Call No. 346.015 Q8

9. Rangacharyulu, S V, ed
Rural Development Statistics 2015-16. – Hyderabad: National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, 2017. 546 pages, PB. Call No. 332.66005405(7) Q6

10. Rani, Suman
Teaching science with E-content. – Chandigarh: Arun Publishing, 2013. 288 pages, HB. ISBN : 9788180482403. Call No. 339.12110054 Q3

11. Sajeva, Giulia
When rights embrace responsibilities: Biocultural rights and the conservation of environment. – New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018. 183 pages, HB. ISBN : 9780199485154. Call No. 337.4 Q8

The Journal of Institute of Public Enterprise, Vol : 41, No : 3 & 4, July – December, 2018

Research Papers
Operating Leverage and Profitability : An Empirical Study of Select Public Sector Enterprises in India by 
Niranjan Mandal & Arup Chattopadhyay

Ownership and Efficiency of Indian General Insurance Companies : A Bilateral Comparison Model of Performance by Ram Pratap Sinha
Assessing Systematic Risk Using Time Series Regression : An Evidence from Indian Capital Market by R.P. Prakash & Prakash Basanna
Asset Management Efficiency in Maharatna Central Public Sector Oil Companies in India during the Post-liberalization Era : An Empirical Assessment by Sunil Kumar Yadav 

Managing Women Talent in Indian Central Public Sector Enterprises by Priyanka Mishra & Shulagna Sarkar


Selecting and Inducting Public Sector CEO in India : A Risk Management Perspective by J.P.Dash & Devinder Kumar
Not So Easy for ‘Start-ups’ to Start in India : Government Policies and Start-up Scenario in Ahmedabad by Shreshtha Dabral & Samik Shome

URL: http://www.ipeindia.org/microsites/data/The%20Journal%20of%20IPE%20July%20-%20December%20-%202018.pdf

Courtesy: IPE

Internal borders and migration in India

Zovanga L. Kone, Maggie Y. Liu, Aaditya Mattoo, Çağlar Özden & Siddharth Sharma


Internal mobility is a critical component of economic growth and development, as it enables the reallocation of labor to more productive opportunities across sectors and regions. Using detailed district-to-district migration data from the 2001 Census of India, the paper highlights the role of state borders as significant impediments to internal mobility. The analysis finds that average migration between neighboring districts in the same state is at least 50 percent larger than neighboring districts on different sides of a state border, even after accounting for linguistic differences. Although the impact of state borders differs by education, age, and reason for migration, it is always large and significant. The paper suggests that inter-state mobility is inhibited by state-level entitlement schemes, ranging from access to subsidized goods through the public distribution system to the bias for states’ own residents in access to tertiary education and public sector employment.

URL: https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/2018/internal-borders-and-migration-in-india/

Courtesy: Oxford University

Review of Income and Wealth, Volume 64, Issue 3 , September 2018


Wealth Inequality in Sweden: What can we Learn from Capitalized Income Tax Data? by Jacob Lundberg, Daniel Waldenström

The Measurement of Capital: Retrieving Initial Values from Panel Data by Xi Chen, Tatiana Plotnikova

Second‐Order Discrimination and Generalized Lorenz Dominance by Rafael Salas, John A. Bishop, ,Lester A. Zeager

Multidimensional Inequality Across Three Developed Countries by Nicholas Rohde, Ross Guest

Literacy and the Migrant–Native Wage Gap by Oliver Himmler, Robert Jäckle

Cross‐Country Income Differences Revisited: Accounting for the Role of Intangible Capital by Wen Chen

A Bayesian Measure of Poverty in the Developing World by Zhou Xun, Michel Lubrano

How Fast are Semiconductor Prices Falling?by David M. Byrne, Stephen D. Oliner, Daniel E. Sichel

A Framework for the Simultaneous Measurement of Spatial Variation and Temporal Movement in Prices in a Heterogeneous Country: The Dynamic Household Regional Product Dummy Model by Manisha Chakrabarty, Amita Majumder, Ranjan Ray

Book Review

The Asian poverty ‘miracle’. Impressive accomplishments or incomplete achievements? – By Jacques Silber and Guanghua Wan by Björn A Gustafsson

URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14754991/2018/64/3

Courtesy: Wiley online library

Information and Communications for Development 2018 : Data-Driven Development

World Bank. 2018.

The Information and Communications for Development report takes an in-depth look at how information and communication technologies (ICT) are impacting economic growth in developing countries. This new report, the fourth in the series, examines the topic of data-driven development, or how better information makes for better policies.

The objective is to assist developing country firms and governments to unlock the value of the data they hold for better service delivery and decision making, and to empower individuals to take more control of their personal data. The chapters of the report explore different themes associated with the supply of data, the technology underlying it, and the demand for it. The concluding chapter considers government policies for data, including data protection and privacy.

URL : http://hdl.handle.net/10986/30437

Courtesy : WB Open Knowledge Repository



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