Tarun Shridhar

Tarun Shridhar is a former officer of the Indian Administrative Service who has nearly 35 years of experience in public policy, governance and administration.

Unnatural Disasters: India’s Environmental Mismanagement

October 07, 2021

“If we don’t learn from the tragedies of the past, we are cursed to repeat them in the future,” proclaims the home page of the website of the Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority. To ensure that the irony is not lost on either the creator or the visitor of...

India’s New Agricultural Policy After Decades of Farmer Suffering

October 05, 2020

In India, June 5 was a turning point in the history of the country’s agriculture. The government passed three ordinances to unshackle farmers from the restrictive marketing regime that has managed the marketing of agriculture produce for decades. This sweeping stroke promises to bring the entire world of farming technology,...

Don’t Allow the Buffalo in India to Be Cowed Down

July 06, 2020

Italy has a mere 400,000 buffaloes. Yet the country guards them as precious national wealth. The celebrated mozzarella cheese is made from buffalo milk. Italians use this iconic cheese in salads, pizzas, pasta and more. Such is the status of this cheese that “mozzarella di bufala” enjoys legal protection in...

The Indian Shrimp Industry Needs Support to Survive COVID-19

May 26, 2020

Around the world, the news agenda is dominated by the coronavirus and the policy responses to it. Naturally, most of the attention is paid to things like how many people are dying and when the various lockdowns can be lifted. However, in every industry, there is a story to be...