unemployment, PLFS, reforms agenda

A reforms wish list: Focus on financial inclusion, sustainable policies

Financial inclusion, enhanced net connectivity, better road infrastructure, and modern agriculture are on top of the reforms agenda in the next five years. Read more »
unemployment, PLFS, reforms agenda

India’s official unemployment figures miss the mark

India's five-year low unemployment numbers mask low wages, informal employment, and agricultural migration, says economist. #Unemployment #jobs #PLFS #CMIE Read more »
AI mission

India’s AI mission seeks to transform lives, industries

India's new AI mission targets tier-II/III cities, looking to equip farmers, doctors, and teachers with future skills. #AImission #artificialintelligence Read more »
multidimensional poverty

India reduces multidimensional poverty; malnutrition a concern

Malnutrition, lack of access to education major challenges in India's fight against multidimensional poverty. #poverty #economy #policy #multidimensionalpoverty Read more »
tomato prices

Climate change takes its toll; tomato prices shoot through the roof

Govt must act to stabilise food prices as climate change-induced disruptions and inadequate storage push tomato prices to stratospheric levels. Read more »
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 »
ICT skills gap in digital india

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 »