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NDA slashed social sector spending by over Rs 1.75 cr, says Congress

May 20, 2015

NDA slashed social sector spending by over Rs 1.75 cr, says Congress

Accusing the Modi government of being insensitive towards welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Congress said funds for SC sub plan have been reduced by Rs 13,208 crore and tribal sub plan was cut by Rs 7,714 crore. #Politics #Economy #Congress #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #Food security #Panchayati raj #NDA #MGNREGA #Jitendra Singh #Backward Regions Grant Fund #Swacchh Bharat Abhiyaan #Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna #National Livelihood Mission
Tax math, disinvestments will make or break Arun Jaitley's Budget 2015

Feb 28, 2015

Tax math, disinvestments will make or break Arun Jaitley's Budget 2015

Evaluating the budget is always a tricky job and ideally one should score the earlier budget based on realization versus budgeted numbers. #Economy #GDP #Disinvestment #Food Security Act #Economic Survey #Gaar #Fuel Subsidy #Jan Dhan #Defence expenditure
Why Budget 2015 will be different: it may push fiscal federalism harder

Feb 18, 2015

Why Budget 2015 will be different: it may push fiscal federalism harder

The forthcoming budget should make a clear break from the past by actually shifting more resources and economic power to the states. Over time, this should shrink the relative share of the Central pie relative to states. #Economy #Narendra Modi #NREGA #Arun Jaitley #Food security #Common Man Budget 2015 #Finance Budget 2015 #Social Sector Schemes
How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

Feb 17, 2015

How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

It is reasonable to be cautious with the introduction of genetically-modified crops. But risks have to be weighed against benefits. Jairam Ramesh's indefinite moratorium on GM brinjal tilts the balance significantly against scientific progress. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Asian Development Bank #Jairam Ramesh #InMyOpinion #Food security #BT Brinjal #green revolution #Swadeshi Jagran Manch #Mahyco Monsanto #Bharatiya Kisan Sangh #Genetic Engineering Approvals Committee