RC Acharya

Where there is a will, there’s a way

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

Even as the country is witnessing job crisis, a silent but significant change has come in the lives of rural India, which now hopes to be torchbearers of their community India is adding an Australia to its population every year and its teeming youth is increasingly getting restless and frustrated for...

Taming the monster of rail accidents

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

Even as there has been a slight decline in the number of train accidents after implementation of a series of safety measures, more needs to be done Twenty-five students died and several others suffered injuries when a school bus was hit by a passenger train at an unmanned railway level crossing...

Coal India’s road to boosting growth

Thursday, 03 Aug 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

Railways has done well to accord priority to the creation of additional capacity on important trunk routes. When completed, railways can easily carry incremental traffic In its effort to reach a target of producing 1,000 million tonne of coal by 2020, Coal India Limited (CIL) will be aided in no small...

Welcome change for railways

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

The DFCCIL seems to be the grand future of Indian economy with its increased number of trains and carrying load in eastern and western sectors It’s rather hard to believe but the fact is that Indian Railways has something good in store for shippers and major logistic players when the...

Adding more value to India’s babudom

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

The country’s IAS cadre is full of intelligent, capable and committed members who are working hard to take India to the next high level of performance. But many of them are shackled by their lack of domain knowledge It is a continuing debate as to whether domain expertise or at least...

Innovative steps to get fruits of labour

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

The Food Processing Ministry may have included new, 101 cold storage units, but the fate of tropical Indian fruits, which comes in scores of variety, remains poor Verghese Kurien's trailblazing foray into milk processing set up the first ever co-operative venture in Gujarat and created the iconic Amul in 1946 at...

Connecting regions, and hearts

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

India Railways has been working hard to connect various parts of the country with one another, and also one region of State to another of the same State. The work undertaken to connect south and north Bihar is a good instance Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the two most populous States...

Time for railways to look beyond coal

Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 | RC Acharya | in Oped

A little help in the form of a rebate in freight tariff will go a long way for railways to get a major share from the food grains transport pie. It must look beyond coal As in the US, China, and Russia, a large chunk of earnings for the Indian Railways...

Politicians must know buck stops with them

Friday, 17 Jun 2016 | RC Acharya | in Oped

The Provincial Armed Constabulary mutiny of 1973 has some valuable lessons for incumbent Governments Almost a decade ago, Kirori Singh Bainsla, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army, made headlines with the first ever caste-based agitation for the Gujjars. Early this year, a 10-day long agitation by Jats...

Entering the Red Corridor region

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | RC Acharya | in Oped

Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd deserves full credit for undertaking the task of developing a railway line in the Maoist-infested Bastar region How do you enter a lion's cage without getting mauled? Taking a cue from the lion's handler, one tries to gain confidence as the one who feeds him, hoping that...


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