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Plan expenditure may be axed to rein in fiscal deficit at 4.8%
Economy

Plan expenditure may be axed to rein in fiscal deficit at 4.8%

Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Saturday said that the government is looking to trim plan expenditure this year to ensure that fiscal deficit is reined in at 4.8% of GDP.The move may, however, pull down GDP growth, which fell to a four-year low of 4.4 percent in the quarter ended June 2013.<br /><br />

 Economic deceleration on expected lines: Ahluwalia
Economy

Economic deceleration on expected lines: Ahluwalia

The economy grew at 5.4 percent over the same period of 2012-13.

PM, Chidambaram and Pranab responsible for crisis: Panagariya
Economy

PM, Chidambaram and Pranab responsible for crisis: Panagariya

Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Parnagariya said PM and his 'dream team' have let India down in their management of the country's finances.

Montek says rupee over depreciated; forex kitty may help battle crisis
Economy

Montek says rupee over depreciated; forex kitty may help battle crisis

In the backdrop of the declining value of the Indian rupee, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said the government has not drawn any red line on the Indian rupee, which he felt has over depreciated.

From Montek to Parekh: Who said what on Raghuram Rajan as RBI chief
Economy

From Montek to Parekh: Who said what on Raghuram Rajan as RBI chief

The appointment of Rajan, 50, as the central bank governor is for three years. He will be the youngest governor to serve at the RBI. Here are some reactions.

Montek's 'redefine poverty' comment is like a father disowning his son
Economy

Montek's 'redefine poverty' comment is like a father disowning his son

The statement came after the latest set of poverty numbers were slammed by leaders across the political spectrum.

Montek Singh admits poverty benchmark low, says it will be revised
Economy

Montek Singh admits poverty benchmark low, says it will be revised

Ahluwalia sought to distance himself from the controversial data released last week according to which<br /><br /> poverty figures declined to 21.9 percent in 2011-12 from 37.2 percent in 2004-05, saying the figures were based on the assessment of an expert committee.

Second look can be taken at poverty figures: Ahluwalia
Politics

Second look can be taken at poverty figures: Ahluwalia

The Planning Commission is ready to take a second look at poverty figures, Plan panel chief tells CNN-IBN.

Rs 33 a day: Vijay Goel sends money orders to PM, Sonia
Politics

Rs 33 a day: Vijay Goel sends money orders to PM, Sonia

Goel said this was BJP's way of protesting against Planning Commission's criteria that anybody whose consumption of goods and services in exceed Rs 33 in cities per day was not poor.

Poverty dips by 15 percent in 8 years: Key facts you need to know
Economy

Poverty dips by 15 percent in 8 years: Key facts you need to know

Latest data released by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) has shown poverty levels across the country has reduced by 15 percent between 2004-05 and 2011-12.

From FM to Montek: Who said what on RBI move to curb rupee fall
Economy

From FM to Montek: Who said what on RBI move to curb rupee fall

The move is in stark contrast to what industry captains and Finance Minister P Chidambaram himself have been urging the central bank to do-cut interest rates to improve growth.

Major economic reforms after general elections: Montek
Economy

Major economic reforms after general elections: Montek

Major economic policy reforms in India that require legislative changes is most likely to slip away until the next general elections, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said today.

PM's ambitious target: Rs 1.5 lakh cr investment in PPP projects in 6 months
Investing

PM's ambitious target: Rs 1.5 lakh cr investment in PPP projects in 6 months

The prime minister highlighted the need for ramping up investment in infrastructure to revive investor sentiment.

Modi accuses Centre of adopting 'big brother' attitude towards states
India

Modi accuses Centre of adopting 'big brother' attitude towards states

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Planning Commission were on Tuesday at loggerheads at the annual plan meeting with Modi accusing the Centre of adopting 'big brother' attitude disregarding the federal structure.

Planning Commission grants Rs 59,000 cr plan for Gujarat
Economy

Planning Commission grants Rs 59,000 cr plan for Gujarat

"Gujarat had asked the planning commission for Rs 58,000 crore, but the commission of the opinion that Gujarat is capable of adding to the growth of the country and hence granted Rs 59,000 crore," Modi said .

CAD to ease this fiscal on lower gold demand, says Montek Ahluwalia
Economy

CAD to ease this fiscal on lower gold demand, says Montek Ahluwalia

"I think the turnaround on gold has happened. I think that to be reflected in smaller current account deficit this year," Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia told reporters here.

Economy not strong, RBI intervened to stem rupee fall: Ahluwalia
Economy

Economy not strong, RBI intervened to stem rupee fall: Ahluwalia

Ahluwalia assured that the government is not waiting on the sidelines and the fall in rupee will be addressed.

Planning Commission approves Tamil Nadu expenditure plan worth Rs37,128 crore
India

Planning Commission approves Tamil Nadu expenditure plan worth Rs37,128 crore

Planning Commission today approved Tamil Nadu's Rs 37,128 crore annual plan expenditure for the current fiscal, which is 32.8 per cent higher than the approved outlay for 2012-13

Direct cash transfer will not lead to misuse, says Montek
Economy

Direct cash transfer will not lead to misuse, says Montek

Enthused by encouraging findings of a UNICEF-SEWA joint study on direct cash transfer, Plan panel Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said its implementation in large scale will not lead to any misuse of money.