Trade pacts losing relevance, protectionism is becoming driving force of contemporary global treaties
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent visit to India prior to G-20 shows the latest challenge of foreign trade treaties.
State of Working India Report 2019: Country's unemployment crisis is real; boosting investments in health, education can work wonders
The biggest challenge regarding employment in the country is the gap between demand and supply.
Raghuram Rajan's new book: An economist tells us why it is critical to preserve communities left behind by markets and State
For Rajan, populist nationalism is an impediment to market freedom and hence limits the economic prosperity of developing countries.
Minimum income schemes for poor: Both Congress and BJP are doing it wrong; freebies won't cure poverty
The implementation of any basic income or bare minimum economic support is possible only through the informal sector participation
10% quota for EWS in general category: Govt should revise poverty line, ensure all poor come under the ambit
The latest bill that has granted 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) among the upper castes raises many critical questions on its method of ‘eligibility’ .
CMIE data shows 11 mn jobs lost in 2018: Labour reforms need of the hour, but no political party is serious about it
According to a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), job losses, and the number of unemployed people in the country have been steadily rising
If NITI Aayog wants to push up public invesment, it has to change its policies
Post-Assembly election victories, Congress, TRS, Mizo National Front must pull up their socks to deliver on manifesto
The content of the manifestos and promises are deliverable, however, not sufficient for economic development of the states.
The emerging political crisis of Goa has to be assessed with reference to the economic status of the state
Kerala, After The Flood: For rehabilitation efforts to bear fruit, state's developmental policies need drastic changes
Given the scale of the devastation caused by the floods in Kerala, making profits cannot be prioritised to sanction rehabilitation projects.
Kerala floods: What state is demanding is official transfer of money assigned for relief, and not charity
Kerala received only 1.62 percent of the total money allocated by the Centre for the year 2018-19 at the national level
Assam NRC row: Immigrants contribute to economy, not challenge it; govt should look beyond population numbers
Bangladeshi immigrants, or the Bengali speaking community, became a political issue in Assam because of identity and religion, but not so in West Bengal, because of linguistic and cultural similarities
Incentive to corporate sector, selling of public utilities and privatisation in Union Budget 2018 is justified for public needs i.e. capital for development.
NITI Ayog is not keen on the larger support system which the railways offers to the economy and it sees only the government spending on the railways and not even the warnings
It proposes a tax of collecting and sharing system by integrating existing indirect tax collection schemes.
Inflation rate has to be assessed vis a vis the government assessment of poverty based on calorie intake of food
The national disaster management authority has listed the disaster prone areas in India, according to which 68% of the cultivable area is vulnerable to droughts. This is quite interesting to see that majority of cultivable area are in drought-prone area.
If the government really wants to get the benefit out of expected good monsoon, it has to put effort into the agricultural sector