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Amartya Sen now sees PM Modi in new light, despite secular concerns

Dec 22, 2014

Amartya Sen now sees PM Modi in new light, despite secular concerns

Amartya Sen, one of Modi's biggest critics before the Lok Sabha election, is now reassessing him on many aspects except his secular credentials - where Sen remains a critic #Narendra Modi #Amartya Sen #Health #NREGA #Education #Food security #Secularism #Diesel Subsidy
Something for the FinMin to smile about: Falling crude prices help control fiscal deficit

Sep 22, 2014

Something for the FinMin to smile about: Falling crude prices help control fiscal deficit

Lower crude prices mean less government outlay for India, which imports 80 percent of its oil needs - at a cost of $168 billion last year - and subsidizes oil products such as diesel and fertilizer. #Economy #Inflation #India #RBI #Reserve Bank of India #Narendra Modi #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Raghuram Rajan #Diesel #Subsidies #Growth #Fuel #Arvind Mayaram
Splitting subsidy with oil producers credit positive: Moody's

Sep 01, 2014

Splitting subsidy with oil producers credit positive: Moody's

Currently, ONGC and Oil India share the fuel subsidy burden with the government on an ad-hoc basis as decided by the government #India #Credit #oil #ONGC #Moody's #Subsidy
Govt hopes to cut subsidy bill by Rs 23,400 cr; sets up high-level panel for FCI revamp

Aug 21, 2014

Govt hopes to cut subsidy bill by Rs 23,400 cr; sets up high-level panel for FCI revamp

The terms of reference of the panel are to study various models of restructuring or unbundling of the FCI and suggest the best-suited model to improve its operational efficiency and financial management. #India #Wheat #Agriculture #MSP #minimum support price #farmer #Subsidy #Himachal Pradesh #Food Corporation of India #FCI #food grain #Restructure #Panel

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Govt must spend more to make India a sporting superpower

Nov 27, 2013

Govt must spend more to make India a sporting superpower

The situation in our sports is similar to our education system. If govt facilitated creation of good and adequate education infrastructure, then we won't have so many people going abroad for studies. #Sports #Cricket #Government #Subsidies #LetterstoFP #Vikas Gowda #SAI
Union Budget 2013 Cut in fuel, fertiliser subsidy key to trim Non-Plan expenditure

Feb 28, 2013

Union Budget 2013 Cut in fuel, fertiliser subsidy key to trim Non-Plan expenditure

Non-Plan expenditure is expected to grow by 4 percent in 2013-14 against a growth rate of 19 percent seen in 2012-13. #National Security #Food subsidy #petroleum subsidy #Budget 2013