Dinesh Kumar Srivastava

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Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica) is an important, nutritionally rich vegetable crop, but severely affected by environmental stresses, pests and diseases which cause massive yield and quality losses. Genetic manipulation is becoming an important method for broccoli improvement. In the present study, a reproducible and highly efficient protocol(More)
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) is an important nutritionally rich vegetable cole crop. Environmental stress, pests and diseases cause enormous yield losses because of a limited gene pool. Genetic manipulation is becoming an important method for broccoli improvement. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the potency of thidiazuron(More)
Biotechnology holds promise for genetic improvement of important vegetable crops. Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica) is an important vegetable crop of the family Brassicaceae. However, various biotic and abiotic stresses cause enormous crop yield losses during commercial cultivation of broccoli. Establishment of a reliable, reproducible and(More)
Acknowledgements This work has been undertaken at the instance of the Planning Commission, Government of India. It provides an update of the earlier study relating to Government Subsidies in India, in connection with the preparation of the Discussion Paper, which was brought out in 1997 by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. In May 2001,(More)
The Canadian system of fiscal transfers, which has been developed over a long period of time, has two central features: equalisation grants, which are constitutionally guaranteed, and the Canadian Health and Social Service Transfers (CHST). This paper examines the relevance and applicability of the Canadian system of intergovernmental transfers in the(More)
Two central problems in a fiscal transfer system relate to resolving vertical and horizontal imbalances. In the context of the setting of the 13th Finance Commission, this paper looks at the methodological background of fiscal transfers followed by recent Finance Commissions in India, particularly the Twelfth Finance Commission (TFC). It is noted that in(More)
Theoretical literature identifies two variants of crowding out in an economy–real and financial. The real (direct) crowding out occurs when the increase in public investment displaces private capital formation broadly on a dollar-for-dollar basis, irrespective of the mode of financing the fiscal deficit. The financial crowding out is the phenomenon of(More)