Sector Wise Studies

The importance of agriculture, industry and services to the economic growth of India has seen some dynamic changes in the past. Each of these sectors has to be understood vis-à-vis the policy and the regulatory framework governing them. Indicus research in these sectors aims at providing a comprehensive documentation of the policy environment as well as the status of the sector in terms of its key indicators; how it has evolved, current trends, strengths and weaknesses of the relevant sector/sub-sector, future expectations, and policy recommendations.

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Documenting the Benefits to India of Raising the Insurance FDI Cap

Sponsor: Nine Dot Nine Mediaworx Pvt. Ltd.

February 2013

This project was a part of a broader campaign supported by a number of foreign based, insurance companies organised by ASG that intends to use the research to help explain the benefits to various Indian stakeholders with the hope that they might be persuaded to become more actively involved in the public debate that may require a change in existing legislation by the parliament.
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Economic Impact of Thoroughbred Horse breeding & Racing in India

Sponsor: Royal Western India Turf Club

February 2012

The first ever comprehensive report to establish the contribution of horse breeding and racing to the Indian economy, with special reference to thoroughbreds. The aim of this project was to quantify the direct and indirect income and employment benefits that currently accrue to breeding and racing in India, in effect to map out the linkages of this industry with other sectors of the economy.
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Advocacy in the Financial Inclusion of India

Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

September 2011

Indicus Analytics has set up Centre for Financial Inclusion in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the objective of promoting different financial inclusion models in India. This project involved advocating and sensitizing the policy makers on need of financial inclusion in India and suggesting cashless models using mobile technologies. Indicus Centre for Financial Inclusion created and disbursed policy notes, newspaper articles and columns on the subject of financial inclusion. It also organized a corporate trip to Kenya consisting Banks, telcos and economists to understand the advantages and disadvantages of M-PESA model being deployed by Kenya.
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Urban Consumer Markets

Sponsor: Mint

September 2011

Fortnightly column on various aspects of urban consumer segments, markets, rural and peri-urban characteristics etc.
The focus of the assignment was to refute applicability of section 3.1 and 3.3 (a &b) of the Competition Commission Act 2002 & to disprove that the cement industry in general and SCL in particular have not been involved in any activity as mentioned under Section 19 of the above mentioned Act.
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Identifying Logistics Barriers

Sponsor: Credit Rating and Information Services of India Ltd. (CRISIL)

February 2011

A pan-India end users based study looked at the usage of containers across several commodities and trade lanes through a primary survey of 300 dealers/end-users.
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Determination of Below Poverty Line Census

Sponsor: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

February 2011

Determination of Below Poverty Line Population based on the Saxena Committee & also suggested methodology to arrive on estimates at block level.
The estimation of goods traffic was done with the help of a) primary survey related to commodity movement and b) analysis of relevant secondary data. Through Primary survey, the target groups were covered i) transport driver/owner at the exit point, ii) transport agencies/companies (at the point of origin) of the selected routes). A total of 1100 transport agencies/companies were surveyed for this purpose.
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Best Companies to Work for in India: 2010-11

Sponsor: Business Today

September 2010

An online survey allowed employees from different kinds of companies to participate and express their views. Online research was known to get more honest opinions. Mailers and other forms of communication were sent to randomly selected 1.5 million possible respondents, out of which about 70,000 (4.7 per cent) came to the survey page.
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Estimating Demand for Hospitality Sector

Sponsor: Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd.

August 2010

This project was done to understand the changing dynamics of the hospitality sector in India. The survey covered 250 hotels across 10 cities of India.
The primary objective of this study was to understand the nature of the consumer/ demand- what type of serviced apartments should be developed in the subject location and the price at which this product would be consumed.
Fortnightly column on consumer segmentation as per Indicus Urban Consumer Spectrum
This was a baseline survey aimed to improve the socio-economic conditions of the farmers through various intervention programmes related to farm specific activities and to capture the current situation of the farmers in terms of farm level activities, income-expenditure, schooling and other socio-demographic aspects. Through this study, A total of 4800 small and marginal farmer households were selected across 240 villages of Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh, Amravati district of Maharashtra (cotton farmers) and Bundi & Bhilwara district of Rajasthan (corn farmers).
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Best Companies to Work For: 2009

Sponsor: Business Today

January 2010

A first attempt to identify the best companies to work for, by a survey of employees rather than the traditional approach of company participation.
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Project Management Practices in India

Sponsor: PMI Organization Centre Private Limited

December 2009

The study was conducted to bring to focus the importance of project management in the ongoing expansion in India’s infrastructure and overall capital formation base. The study identified specific action points for government, large public organisations and other private organizations toward a culture of project management practices and a more universal adoption so that efficiencies are built-in in project design through the universal implementation of good project management practices. The study also aimed at the policymakers, media, as well as decision makers in large organizations.
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Independent Review and Exit Plan for the Industrial Policy Resolution Project (IPR TA)

Sponsor: Department for International Development (DFID)

November 2008

The objective of the assignment was to undertake an independent review of the efficacy of the IPR TA project – across each of (Single Window System; Investment Promotion; Public Private Partnership; Cluster Development; Operationalisation of R& R Policy; Forestry; Tourism amd Fisheries) components and to devise a suitable exit plan after May 2008.
The report provided a brief over view of the performance and structure of the Indian steel industry by analysing published secondary time series data on certain key indicators. Market structure was also analyzed using indicators such as number of players and their respective shares in total production, share of public and private players in the total production/sales, production capacity of major players, etc. Given the heterogeneous nature of the product this analysis was done for the various segments of steel that constitute the “relevant market”.
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Preparation of Policy Paper on Risk Capital for SMEs in India

Sponsor: Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

January 2008

The project involved preparation of a background and policy paper on Risk capital for SME’s in India. The objective also involved participation in and summing up the proceedings of the industry interface program organized on the subject by PMD and SIDBI at PHDCCI New Delhi in March 2008.
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Small Sector In India: Status, Growth and De-Reservation

Sponsor: Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS)

October 2006

This study primarily aimed at evaluating whether de-reservation of the products that were produced by the SSI sector has benefited the industry at large and what have been effects of de-reservation on production, employment and exports.
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Cluster Initiatives and Growth Poles: Correcting Coordination Failure

Sponsor: Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd. (ILFS)

October 2006

The study focused on the theory of Growth Pole given by English economist William Petty and how India was planning to institute a growth pole policy by creating many micro growth poles. The study also discussed about coordination failures.