The Economic Survey emphasised that data and information highway must be viewed as equally important infrastructure.
"A policy push is therefore required to devise universal charging standards for the country as a whole" the Survey said
The government has plans to make India 5G ready by 2020 and conduct spectrum auction for providing radiowaves for 5G this year.
Economic Survey 2018: Make in India 2.0 to focus on 10 champion sectors to spur manufacturing, job creation
Make in India programme was launched on 25 September, 2014 with an aim to make India a global hub for manufacturing
Economic Survey 2018 reveals low tax collections at panchayat level are challenge to fiscal federalism
Economic Survey says panchayats received 95 percent of their revenues from devolved funds from centre/state, while generating only 5 percent from own resources
Experts on Economic Survey 2018: GDP may bounce back to 7-7.5% next year, but there are hurdles on the way
The annual survey was released ahead of the government’s annual Budget statement, due to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.
What may perhaps disturb even those who felt a slight slippage this year is warranted is the Survey’s prognosis for the next fiscal – the return to the fiscal straight and narrow may not happen.
President Ram Nath Kovind's address to Parliament indicates government sees agrarian crisis as major challenge
If Gujarat Assembly election results were an indication, and if one reads the fine print of President Ramnath Kovind’s address to the Parliamentarians ahead of the Budget Session on Monday, then the agriculture sector seems to be emerging as one of the biggest challenges for the Narendra Modi government and the BJP.
Retail inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 4.88 percent in November and in December 2015 it was 3.41 percent
Rising NPAs cut banks' lending to real estate sector to 17% in 2016 from 68% in 2013: Economic Survey
Economic Survey says PE funds and financial institutions such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds have replaced banks as largest source of real estate sector
Economic Survey mentions Sunny Deol's famous dialogue from 'Damini' to highlight ease of doing business hurdles
Economic Services next frontier on ease of doing business is addressing pendency, delays and backlogs in the appellate and judicial arenas
Household savings coming into bank deposits, life insurance funds and shares increased manifold: Economic Survey
Economic Survey says mutual funds witnessed an inflow of over Rs 2.53 lakh crore savings in April-October period of current fiscal
Economic Survey says India needs $ 4.5 trn to build infrastructure by 2040; can garner $3.9 trn funds itself
Economic Survey attributes collapse of Public Private Partnership as reason for massive underinvestment in the infrastructure sector
While 7.5 percent looks achievable it is more likely to be services-driven for at least two more years before investment revives.
As per Economic Survey analysis, new filers reported an average income, in many cases, close to income tax threshold of Rs 2.5 lakh
Economic Survey 2017-18 uncovers 10 new facts about economy, says 1.8 mn direct tax filers added since note ban
Economic Survey says India's firm export structure is substantially more egalitarian than in other large countries