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India to clock 7.4 per cent GDP growth this fiscal: StanChart

May 02, 2016

India to clock 7.4 per cent GDP growth this fiscal: StanChart

The Indian economy is expected to clock a GDP growth of 7.4 per cent this fiscal largely driven by the lagged impact of a good monsoon and increased consumer spending, supported by pay commission awards, a Standard Chartered report says. #Economy #GDP #Monsoon #Growth #Standard Chartered #rural demand #fiscal 2017
German experts develop method for better prediction of India's monsoon

Apr 20, 2016

German experts develop method for better prediction of India's monsoon

Usually the focus has been on southern India's Kerala region, said Stolbova, lead author of the study published in the scientific journal the Geophysical Research Letters. #Economy #India #NewsTracker #Germany #Agriculture #Monsoon #El Nino #Indian Meteorological Department #Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
The great Indian water crisis: Data drought compounds depleting stock

Apr 19, 2016

The great Indian water crisis: Data drought compounds depleting stock

According to a government survey of ground water units in 2011, 16 percent of the units across 30 states and six UTs were in the "over exploited" category. #ConnectTheDots #Uma Bharti #Monsoon #Central Water Commission #Drinking water #Drought #12th Five Year Plan #ground water #Sanwar Lal Jat #Industrial water #Central Ground Water Board
Rajan says currency market intervention will continue to curb volatility

Apr 19, 2016

Rajan says currency market intervention will continue to curb volatility

India's foreign exchange reserves swelled to a record high of $360 billion for the week ended 1 April #Inflation #RBI #Rupee #Raghuram Rajan #Monsoon #forex reserves #Forex #Rate cut
With reserves of less than 31% of last year, Centre plans water management guidelines for states

Apr 17, 2016

With reserves of less than 31% of last year, Centre plans water management guidelines for states

With some parts of the country facing acute water crisis, the government is likely to come out soon with a model Bill which will lay down guidelines for states on efficient management of the valuable resource by ensuring its storage #NewsTracker #Monsoon #Drought #Latur #CrPC #Reservoirs #Union Water Resources Ministry #water management bill
More rate cuts on lower inflation, good monsoon: Rajan

Apr 15, 2016

More rate cuts on lower inflation, good monsoon: Rajan

Reserve Bank may further lower the interest rate if inflation continues to ease and the monsoon turns out to be good, Governor Raghuram Rajan has said. #Inflation #Interest rate #Repo rate #Raghuram Rajan #Monsoon #RBI Governor
SBI sees good monsoon to help agriculture GDP grow 7-8% in FY17

Apr 15, 2016

SBI sees good monsoon to help agriculture GDP grow 7-8% in FY17

SBI says the farm growth may pull-up baseline GDP by as much as 50 basis points #SBI #Economic growth #Monsoon #recovery #agriculture GDP
Celebrations can wait: One good monsoon will not undo two droughts

Apr 15, 2016

Celebrations can wait: One good monsoon will not undo two droughts

Not just flawed policy on agriculture, India also needs to urgently address the alarming situation of water availability throughout the country. We are hurtling towards a crisis which one good monsoon alone may not solve. #GDP #ConnectTheDots #State Bank of India #Monsoon #IMD #Climate #rainfall #Skymet