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Why some economists are worried about the fate of NREGA under PM Modi govt
India

Why some economists are worried about the fate of NREGA under PM Modi govt

What compelled a group of leading economists from India and abroad to shoot a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the government’s job scheme – the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or NREGA?

Ease of doing business: An eight-point agenda for Modi's next 100 days
Economy

Ease of doing business: An eight-point agenda for Modi's next 100 days

There could be an entire laundry list of what the government should do to put India back on the path of 9 percent plus growth, but these are the most critical fundamental ones, which will cover other measures and address some of the fundamental problems facing the country.<br />

NREGA spiked rural wages only 10%, rest is from minimum support prices: RBI chief Rajan
Economy

NREGA spiked rural wages only 10%, rest is from minimum support prices: RBI chief Rajan

A large constituency of people has been blaming the wage guarantee programme started by the previous UPA regime for the rise in rural wages. According to some critics, this is leading to a wide variety of issues, including some loss to the productive sectors.<br />

Crony socialism: Why more businessmen are seeing insides of jail than ever before
Corporate

Crony socialism: Why more businessmen are seeing insides of jail than ever before

More scams happened during UPA because there is a link between funnelling money to the poor and corruption. In crony socialism, more businessmen are seeing the insides of jail than ever before

Here's why RBI is unable to bring down inflation expectations - its roots lie in rural areas
Economy

Here's why RBI is unable to bring down inflation expectations - its roots lie in rural areas

The RBI survey covers only urban households, while the real problem may lie in rural inflationary expectations - which is where incremental food demand may be skewing the picture.

Rangarajan's poverty estimates: Decoding where the problem really lies
Economy

Rangarajan's poverty estimates: Decoding where the problem really lies

The problem really is with the definition of 'poor'. Common perception is that there are always political undertones when we try to show that the country has become prosperous while critics argue that the criteria are questionable. How can this be resolved?<br />

Mr Jaitley, in case you haven't noticed, govt is the biggest food hoarder
India

Mr Jaitley, in case you haven't noticed, govt is the biggest food hoarder

The UPA got food inflation into an intractable mess. Jaitley can reverse its policies. He could make a start by releasing excess food stocks held by the government to bring down open market prices.

In good faith: Why PM Modi convinces us that he can walk the talk
Politics

In good faith: Why PM Modi convinces us that he can walk the talk

Many UPA schemes were well-intentioned plans marred by execution in bad faith. From all his utterances it is clear that Modi has identified the trouble area and he is keen on going the extra mile to address it.

Jayalalithaa steals NREGA credit from under Rahul's nose
Politics

Jayalalithaa steals NREGA credit from under Rahul's nose

Congress is hardly getting any praise for this ahead of the 2014 elections and in the minds of rural voters, DMK and AIADMK are the ones responsible for NREGA.

SC gives nod to CBI probe of alleged misuse of NREGA funds in UP
India

SC gives nod to CBI probe of alleged misuse of NREGA funds in UP

Bench headed by the Chief Justice dismissed a batch of petitions including that of UP govt. challenging the Allahabad HC verdict for CBI probe into the alleged irregularities

Jairam Ramesh writes to Akhilesh, seeks early probe into NREGA funds
Politics

Jairam Ramesh writes to Akhilesh, seeks early probe into NREGA funds

While recalling his earlier correspondence to the Chief Minister, in a fresh letter issued yesterday, Ramesh stressed on the necessity for a CBI probe into funds misappropriation in seven districts including Balrampur, Gonda, Mahoba,

Implement HC order on NREGA funds: Ramesh writes to Akhilesh
India

Implement HC order on NREGA funds: Ramesh writes to Akhilesh

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has shot off another letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking early implementation of the Allahabad High Court order on CBI inquiry into misappropriation of funds under the NREGA.

Between Hegel and Hugo: Whose time is it, Modi's or Kejriwal's?
Politics

Between Hegel and Hugo: Whose time is it, Modi's or Kejriwal's?

The next election is about change, and right now there are many torch-bearers for the idea, Modi and Kejriwal among them. Whose idea has the time come for?

Did Rahul's speech at AICC have any takeaways for party workers?
Politics

Did Rahul's speech at AICC have any takeaways for party workers?

The Congress vice-president must rethink his speeches. He needs to bring these down to the level of the common man if he wants to make any impact.

Dear Kejriwal, freebies further corruption, stop them first
Economy

Dear Kejriwal, freebies further corruption, stop them first

The word 'free' corrupts the common man. It is the root cause of corruption not only in India, globally too. Free offers render an economy and its people uncompetitive. In the long term, such an economy will decline.

Poverty saw steepest fall under UPA regime since 2004: PM
Economy

Poverty saw steepest fall under UPA regime since 2004: PM

According to the the report card, the government launched 16 flagship programmes in both rural and urban areas during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12), and fund allocation for them has been more than double for the 12th Five Year Plan period which began from April 2012.<br /><br />

Fate of FDI, MNREGA: Sagarika Ghose's 10 questions to Modi
Politics

Fate of FDI, MNREGA: Sagarika Ghose's 10 questions to Modi

Sagarika Ghose's questions range from what will happen to the MNREGA and FDI in retail after he comes to power.

Cong, Rahul get their act together in Rajasthan. In time for 2018
Politics

Cong, Rahul get their act together in Rajasthan. In time for 2018

The subtle changes in the Congress strategy reveal its renewed desire to put up a tough fight. It also shows the HQ has read out the riot act fearing a loss.

Advising Rahul Gandhi: The media guide to becoming a youth icon
Politics

Advising Rahul Gandhi: The media guide to becoming a youth icon

Rahul has lost the mantle of youth icon to Narendra Modi. But none of the media pundits' advice is going to help him get it back.

Dear Rahul, NREGA is not the 'escape velocity' Dalits need
Politics

Dear Rahul, NREGA is not the 'escape velocity' Dalits need

The Congress Party's policies are not disastrous just for Dalits. They are bad for any deprived individual or community which is looking for quick upward mobility.