Budget 2023, subsidies

Govt walks tightrope on subsidies as deficit widens

The government is under pressure to cut subsidies and maintain fiscal discipline at a time when political situation warrants a populist Budget 2023. Read more »
tourism industry

Tourism industry stages recovery, but challenges persist

The government must support the tourism industry that contributes 7% of the GDP through policies and incentives to businesses and consumers. Read more »

Ease of doing business: World Bank’s revamped index will also put onus on govts

The Business Enabling Environment report that will replace the ease of doing business report needs to be less political, and may have to do away with ranking of nations. Read more »
skill india, pmkvy 4.0

PMKVY 4.0: Govt must focus on quality, industry interface

PMKVY 4.0 rightly focuses on female labour force participation, but the Skill India programme must address its many flaws to be successful. Read more »
renewable energy, solar energy,

Solar energy: Powering India’s global economic ambitions

Solar energy is more suited for India than wind and other forms of clean energy as most parts of the country receive 4-7 kWh per sq m energy per day. Read more »
semiconductor industry in india

India’s semiconductor industry dreams take wings with Vedanta-Foxconn venture

Finally, India will have a large-scale semiconductor industry unit, but the industry’s long-term success will depend on the country’s unpredictable tax and regulatory regimes. Read more »
india retail, reliance retail, RIL, inflation

Reliance Retail looks to steal a march over rivals

Reliance Retail has made a number of acquisitions to get a foothold in every conceivable retail segment. Read more »
UGC, Higher education, foreign university

UGC woos foreign universities with autonomy promise; chokes the best at home

The UGC will invite applications from foreign universities seeking to set up campuses in India once the proposed guidelines are approved by the government. Read more »
Ageing, social security

Ageing India must build a foolproof social security net

Ageing India will a need strong social security net, knitted around better healthcare facilities and welfare schemes for the future. Read more »
tourism industry

Tourism industry: India pins hopes on domestic tourists

Indian tourism industry: While the international tourist arrivals are showing an uptick, India’s tourism industry will depend heavily on the flow of domestic tourists to script a post-Covid revival. Read more »