Speaking at an event organised by industry body PHDCCI, Sen said Nirmala Sitharaman did not mention world 'employment' in her Budget speech
Former chief statistician Pronab Sen on Thursday said the country's growth in the next two quarters will not be more than 3 percent due to the lockdown across the country
In conversation with Pronab Sen, Country Director, International Growth Centre and Santosh Mehrotra of the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi on job crises.
The government has only four months of indirect tax collection data to base its revenue estimates and growth projections for the budget scheduled on 1 February, 2018
In hindsight, we now know that even in the second and third quarters of last fiscal year, the economy was slowing
The delay in GST could actually jeopardise the 0.9-1.7 percent boost to GDP that the National Council of Applied Economic Research had estimated it would bring.
CSO has estimated economic growth at 7.3 percent for 2014-15, slightly lower than its earlier advance estimate of 7.4 percent.
The Prime Minister needs to address the country on the economy, investors have to be sent confidence-building signals and India's savings rate needs to improve.
The National Stats Commission chief thinks growth was much higher last year. The FM will be hoping he is wrong, because higher growth in 2012-13 may mean less this year
Among the untargeted subsidies, he would like to see the fuel and fertiliser subsidies being pared down. In the case of food, the cost of holding foodgrain stocks is much more than the actual subsidy, he points out.