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From Annadata to Farmpreneur - Playbook for Reforming Indian Agriculture | Read now!

Playbook for Reforming Indian Agriculture

Much of the policy approach towards agriculture has been hostage to the myth of the “first transaction”, a notion as archaic as it is dangerous. Centre for Civil Society recently launched a Playbook for Reforming Indian Agriculture. Our playbook’s approach has been to sidestep this notion and to treat the sector as any other. The playbook largely focuses on bad policies that need repeal or revision, less so on things, the government needs to do more of.

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Farm Laws Under the Spotlight: A Discussion with Farmer Leaders |Join us tomorrow!

Farm Laws Under the Spotlight A Discussion with Farmer Leaders

Last week, we had a discussion with sectoral experts on how the new farm laws are a small, yet significant step towards liberalising agriculture and ensuring freedom for farmers. Now we continue this conversation, bringing in the voices and concerns of farmers themselves.

Join us on 16th October as we bring together three farmer leaders, Mr. Chengal Reddy, Mr. Anil Ghanwant and Mr. Bhupinder Singh Mann for a much-awaited Panel Discussion. We will explore farmers' perspectives on the new agriculture reforms, their concerns regarding implementation and what challenges remain in making agriculture a remunerative prospect.

Time: 5:00 PM onwards
Event link:
Meeting ID: 883 3945 4948
Passcode: 939000

Applications Open | MOOC on Liberalism in India

MOOC on Liberalism in India

Centre for Civil Society in association with the FNF presents the MOOC on Liberalism in India: Battle of Ideologies which analyses the history and advent of Liberalism in India.

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eColloquium on The Limits of Democracy | Apply now!

eColloquium on The Limits of Democracy

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is pleased to announce an eColloquium on The Limits of Democracy, on 22nd November 2020. This eColloquium will provide a platform to discuss the romanticisation of democracy, the paradox of being governed and reflect on, among others, classical works of thinkers like James Buchanan and their reflection on contemporary political theory.

Applications are open till 25th October 2020.

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ePolicy for Young Leaders | Applications open for the next batch!

ePolicy for Young Leaders

epolicy for Young Leaders is a two-day online certificate course introducing students and young professions to a liberal approach to Public Policy.

Program dates: 31st October & 1st November 2020


MOOC on Education Policy in India | Applications Closing Soon!

MOOC on Education Policy in India

Apply for our ongoing MOOC on Education Policy to learn about how our education system has been since independence, and how it's going to change in the coming years owing to the #NEP2020.

You can avail scholarships up to 20% as well!

Use coupon code: CCSEDMOOCSPL20 during check out

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eAdhyay on Environmentalism Without Romance | Register for free!

eAdhyay on Environmentalism Without Romance

Can Science alone resolve environmental issues? Can human action be easily separated from the natural world? Join us on 23rd October (Friday) from 6:00 - 7:30 pm IST, for our upcoming eAdhyay - online Socratic discussion to read, reason with and reflect on Shawn Regan's PERC article "Environmentalism Without Romance."


SO Musings: Bread and Circuses – The Welfare State | Spontaneous Order

SO Musings: Bread and Circuses – The Welfare State

Shri B. S. Sanyal, in this article published in the August 1957 edition of Indian Libertarian magazine, explains how a welfare state hinders the growth of prosperity in a society. According to him, it involves non-productive bureaucrats extracting resources from the productive classes and spending it inefficiently, mostly on consumption expenditure rather than investment.

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