Studies

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Mapping Population Clusters for study on Regional Utilities

Sponsor: Water and Sanitation Program (WSP-SA), The World Bank

Study on creating urban water utilities in the states of Uttaranchal, Gujarat, Andhra, Karnataka, and Kerala. The study required use of GIS, economic and demographic information, as well as exploring various criteria that would make regional water utilities stable and financially sustainable in each of the five states.
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Calorie Deficiency, Poverty and the Public Distribution System

Sponsor: Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS)

Estimated the number of people who suffered from calorie deficiency.
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Housing Revolution: Its Implementation & Impact In India

Sponsor: Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS)

Study looked into the micro-housing sector, its need, scale, scope and need for policy changes
The study looked at multiple sources of information to get a comprehensive look into the size and characteristics of the sector.
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Subsidies: Today and Tomorrow

Sponsor: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)

The study estimated the extent of subsidies that are provided by the central government and how they need to be contained.
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Subcontracting to Home Based Workers

Sponsor: Oxford University Press

The study investigated the value added chain and estimated the mark-ups in each stage for a range of home based contract workers in the informal sector - zari/gold thread making, bidi rolling, and agarbatti manufacture were looked into in great detail.
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India's Exports of Textiles and Garments-Opportunities and Challenges

Sponsor: PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI)

The study estimated the impact of corruption an other impediments created by bad government policy in increasing the transactions cost in export of textile products.
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Rail Pricing and Efficiency

Sponsor: Asian Institute of Transport Development

This study delved into the importance of having the right pricing for creating the right levels of efficiency in the rail sector.