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Aug 30, 2019
Economic slowdown, credibility of fiscal deficit number; all this and more on Moneycontrol ProNonetheless, the central bank concluded that the recent deceleration in the economy is in the “nature of a soft patch mutating into a cyclical downswing, rather than a deep structural slowdown.”
Aug 09, 2019
Inter-state portability of ration card begins in 4 states; to be rolled out across India by June 2020: Ram Vilas PaswanIn these four states, both intra-state and inter-state portability of ration card is being implemented successfully, Paswan said.
Jul 05, 2019
Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman presents ‘no-change’ Budget; one mustn't read too much into numbersThe Budget speech had spoken of what all has been given in the interim Budget and not made any concession here. Therefore, there is nothing specific for households here.
Jun 27, 2019
Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: ReportThe NIRDPR cited poor implementation of agricultural marketing reforms and low reach of minimum support price (MSP), which was adding to the farmers' distress.
Jun 13, 2019
Inflation numbers well on track, but what Budget offers to revive industrial growth this year will be interesting to watchCore inflation is the serious part that can be affected by monetary policy action and hence the direction becomes critical.
Jun 03, 2019
Govt may provide subsidised sugar to 16 crore additional families; mulls supply of extra grains under PDSThe food ministry's proposal to extend the scheme of providing sugar at a subsidised rate was discussed during the first Cabinet meeting of the new government
Mar 28, 2019
Rahul Gandhi's NYAY a test on fiscal prudence: Economy must be strong enough to bear pressure of Rs 3.6 lakh crIf one is in principle okay with a universal basic income approach, then this scheme of minimum income guarantee is a modification of the same where the beneficiaries are not universal but a targeted section.
Feb 09, 2019
Book by first-time author spells out seven strategic advantages that can steer India to wealthOn reading Game India, one realises that part of the reason for India’s unsteady move towards economic rediscovery is its inability to focus on one of its inherent strengths—its people
Jan 24, 2019
Budget 2019: Govt to spend 6.5% more on food subsidies in FY20; hike may not be adequate to cover cost of food welfare programmeThe government is set to earmark about 1.8 trillion rupees ($25.28 billion) for food subsidies next fiscal year
Jan 16, 2019
Budget 2019: Arun Jaitley’s calculations have gone awry because of a huge shortfall in GST collectionsAt the current rate, the gap in the actual central GST earned and the central GST that the government hoped that it would earn, will be close to Rs 1,50,000 crore.