Best of BS Opinion: Govt’s moves on farm marketing, Covid-19 fear, and more

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From how extending the lockdown could lead to more deaths and why the World Bank and IMF will have to step up to offer protection to the private sector and bad governments, to the issues that wish to be resolved expeditiously to make sure smooth marketing of the anticipated bumper rabi harvest, here is a selection of Trade Standard Opinion pieces for the day.

It will be important that the World Bank group’s lending be targeted specifically at those pressure points where it can make a particular difference, says the top edit. Click here to read…

The series of initiatives taken by the government to mitigate farmers’ marketing-related woes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic looks good on paper but are difficult to execute, says our second edit. Read on…

These gains from the lockdown are being achieved at immense economic and human cost, writes Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor at ICRIER and former Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India. Click here to read…

In the first a part of a series, Devesh Kapur & Arvind Subramanian argue the means will have to be found to avert potential economic and social collapse post-Covid. Read on…

To ramp up fiscal capacity and to take care of national fiscal credibility, establishing a fiscal council is of the first importance, writes Rathin Roy. Click here to read…

Enforcement apart, this can be a good time to consider getting some structural reform underway, writes advocate Somasekhar Sundaresan. Read on…

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Pope Francis on how the world must not disregard the distress of the bad all over crises such as the cornonavirus pandemic

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