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Alarming number of farmer suicide despite of crop insurance in India

This article tries to bring in to limelight the Indian agricultural scenario along with contrasting positive as well as negative changes that it has undergone in the past few years. Introduction of new and improved technology has created new means to look forward in the area of agriculture. On the other hand, the vagaries of Indian weather, especially monsoon has affected the farming population at large. Continue »

Asia: today’s biggest luxury market in the world

Asia: today’s biggest luxury market in the world‘Luxury’ has now become a necessity among the Asian people. The days when the middle level income people started at expensive products and accessories are no more in existence. Continue »

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Imperfect market theories and inflow of foreign direct investment

The current trends of the foreign direct investment show a stark increase in the Asian developing countries. However the flow has been declining in other regions, especially in the developed economies. Inflow of foreign funds to India nearly doubled, reaching an estimated US$59 billion (Unctad 2015). Measures taken by the government to improve the investment climate have had a remarkable impact along with the business environment of the country. The emergence of India as one of the preferred investment location can be explained by imperfect market theory. Continue »

Allergies prevailing in India and its diagnosis measures adopted

A recent experimental study was conducted for a time period of 2003-2007 among 3389 patients suffering from different allergies in India. Results from the study indicate that, among the several allergies asthma, rhinitis and contact dermatitis were found to be more prevalent among the Indian population (Shaikh & Shaikh 2008). Similarly other allergies which have found prevalence include nickel sulphate and parthenium hysterophorus, penicillins, sulphonamides and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug allergies, house dust mite and D farinae allergies. Continue »

Factors that attract foreign direct investment in India

The post reform period being the prospective period for strengthening the base of the Indian economical sectors for its growth with liberalization policy. This has increased the expectations of the foreign investors pursuing them to invest in different sectors of India. Also, progressive policies towards liberalisation made the Indian economy a lucrative market to invest. Factors such as, reinforcing the confidence of the investors have further added prospects to the growth of the Indian economy as a whole (Akhtar 2013). There are various determinants which have led to higher inflow of foreign investment in India. Continue »

Goal setting theory of performance management system

Goal setting refers to goals being set for the future for subsequent performance of an individual or organisations. The pioneer of goal setting theory Edwin Locke states that when individuals or organisations set more difficult goals, then they perform better. On the other hand if the set goals are easy then performance of an individual or organisation decreases (Locke & Latham 2006). Continue »

Re-emerging real estate sector of India is hungry for investments

Current State of Real Estate Sector in IndiaIn the recent time the recession in the real estate sector has become one of the most interested topic among the researchers. According to market experts the bubble in the real estate sector has burst. The prices of the real estate has decreased rapidly. Similarly the gap between the supply and demand has increased significantly in recent times (KPMG, 2014). Continue »

Creating a sustainable housing system in India using green bonds

India’s real estate sector has depicted a remarkable growth trajectory over the past two decades. This is due to the growing demand for housing and increased disposable income. Investment has also grown proportionately during this period from domestic and foreign investors in order to capitalize on this opportunity. Increased investment has led to increased construction activities in India. DMG Events (2015) reports that the construction industry has shown a CAGR (Compund Annual Growth Rate) of 24.1% from 2011 to 2015. Similarly its share in India’s GDP rising from USD 11.95 billion in 2013 to USD 34.35 billion in 2016. However the growth in real estate sector has increased many problems related to sustainability.  Continue »

Expectancy theory of performance management system

Performance management has been identified as a system that creates context for continuous monitoring and measuring activities of individual employees in a firm. Similarly it also measures the performance of the entire organization so that organisational goals are met in an effective manner (Lebas 1995). Expectancy theory is an essential theory that underlines the concept of performance management (Fletcher & Williams 1996; Steers et al. 2004). Continue »

Scope and impact of the Real Estate Regulator Bill (RERA)

Real estate regulator billFor the past few years, there has been an air of pessimism in the market about the real estate sector. There are various reasons which has affected the growth of the sector negatively. The recent announcement of the Real Estate Regulator Bill (RERA) which was passed by the Indian Parliament in March 2016 has ushered a new era in the Indian property market. This bill lays the groundwork for a more accountable and transparent system in construction and buying and selling of properties. This also provides the much needed cheer and hope for both buyers and investors. Continue »

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