Ad Here  
The brown list of Venkitaramanan A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Return to king coal for urea... GNS - 100: our first subscriber Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Tax agriculture Streamlining mandatory third party cover A friendly business group Sri Lanka votes for change Revving up the manufacturing sector Engineering seats go abegging Haul over the coal Contrarian cousins Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Sweet news for TN sugar mills Adharma of opposition politics More Shakthi to Das’ elbow The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ When nations steal growth from one another… Shanti and Sadhana through Music Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research IPL - no surprise this scam Which side are you, Montek? Multi-faceted Venkat More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Where a state respects its litterateurs… The Gulf aviation boom The few handicaps... Maximising the micro pricing … Tribute – M V Murugappan Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Vibrant Gujarat Solar, solar everywhere … L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles The power-full Hindujas Making ‘my Amaravati’... Discoms deserve better… GM Technology at last! Parliament in paralysis... TIAM turns a full cycle Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Why land prices zoom in TN? For whom the bell tolls? Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Wise Presidents Valli, they are more marginalised to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Paytm karo... CII projects higher growth… Fortune 500 review An inexplicable neglect Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? West Bengal: mindless malignancy Another Indian music maestro at the UN The Swadeshi Trump Gay abandon in pricing Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Strengthen the base... Mersal magnified Solar thermal shines… Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara More heat than light EVM is tamper-proof All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Tribute New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Quality silica from Neyveli Delhi returns to BJP Kinetic Karnataka Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik A yen for wastage… Airlines in India: cost and space Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! …and of a popular trade leader No engine for this car Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Kulandai was a giant The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu The Jan Dhan bonanza Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V The why of tax incentives Delhi is distant Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Gas is the way forward Music happens Preserving for the future S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal IAS invades NDDB... Delhi is distant… Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! When small is no larger beautiful.. Medical costs hit the roof... Make standards certification mandatory... EEC at the National Media Centre Polls and promises ONGC at KG Basin CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Intellectual of rare qualities An enemy’s enemy is a friend A proud Madrasi Tough task taking states together Robber barons everywhere Auto components surge… Should we change the official year? Boy, can you beat these? Breaththrough in malaria control Readers' Mail Building loyalty through the stomach Five star activism stalls development activity London, London Narayan Protest masters... Roaring Ro-Ro facility Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Modi and the lady China invests in India CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Road development slows down Waning interest in public discussions… Delhi Chalo... Small units prefers to remain small... Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Align crops to agro climate endowments… Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Nuclear power at the nucleus Cutting the nose to spite the face Poor quality of university VCs The sea- saw battle continues... Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Demise of a media baron... Build close rapport with business leaders R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Towards speedy justice When online building permits work…. Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad More tributes to GR TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Things happen by accident and not by design... Kudos to NDTV... Muffled voices for merit… A professional at the helm of IRDA... L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… The nuclear option Cement prices continue to rise… PC’s preference for professionals Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Plummeting profits of PSBs Secularism and anti-Hinduism He saved millions from starvation... WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Where is Rajaji? No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Tatas moving out of urea production... Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Telangana in top gear… Computation of GDP – conundrums continue This scant respect for Law No Maha Koottani in TN... Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Fuel for thought B H Kothari - a tribute Banning booze... Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Quality education through the PPP mode Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Editor's Notes The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Tatas moving out of urea production... He continues the focus on social amelioration Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Welcome GST Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet A more liberated TN… Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Why this malaise in medical education? An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Sweeter prospects for sugar Rahman at CIC IPL type auction for VCs? There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership A think tank for Chennai When the President was rendered homeless… SoA @ 80 PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Welcome focus on core competence Pharma – overdose of copying Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Silver Years of Madras Musings TELANGANA at last…BUT Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Tribute – UCAL Selvan… How Air-India loses customs... Moily’s bold thrust The rise and rise of KCP S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist The balancing act Noble nonagenarians... Modi storms Silicon Valley Russi Mody – a tribute Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science The rise and fall of Annamalai University Shipping woes of Chennai companies Funding the un-funded Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector When Ratan Tata visited SRM Revive development banks... Mu Sigma – is no more Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai TGS- The king storyteller Convulsions in The Hindu Put expensive assets created to use... A glass full of corruption Fortune for Indian Airlines A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… A welcome initiative by the judiciary The star of Spencers is no more Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Shale gas and its shallow future Come elections, come advertisements... F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Editor's Says Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt For whom the MIDS bell tolls?
IAS invades NDDB...

All his life Verghese Kurien fought for milk development and administration to be steered by a representative of the milk co-operatives. He resisted the several powerful attempts made by Delhi to bring the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) under the control of bureaucrats. He also steadfastly resisted attempts to shift NDDB to Delhi. The recent appointment of T Nanda Kumar, IAS,  as new chairman of NDDB to succeed Amrita Patel should make Kurien turn in his grave. Only in our last issue, I recalled the pride Kurien took in describing himself as an employee of millions of dairy farmers who owned on an average 1.5 buffaloes.

Sadly even during Kurien’s lifetime there was schism at NDDB. Amrita Patel, handpicked by him to succeed him as the head of NDDB, differed from him. This resulted in serious conflicts between them, leading to his ultimate fall. With such serious division, NDDB’s role and importance declined. This also marked the onset of competition in the dairy sector. With the opening up of economy in 1991 and the abolition of the reservation of a large number of activities to the small and tiny sectors, dozens of private dairies emerged in the organised sector. Today, private dairies do more than half of milk procurement.

One also notices a trend of the IAS cadres continuing to win such plum posts as post-retirement rewards. I thought P Chidamabaram attempted to make a break by bringing in T S Vijayan from LIC as the head of IRDA and Raghuram Rajan as Reserve Bank Governor. Other prestigious statutory bodies like the Election Commission and Vigilance Commission continue to be the prerogative of retired IAS officers. There is need to broad base selection by looking for experts from the academia, world of science,  the corporate world ...


Author :
Reported On :

Shoulder :
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236