budget 2022 priorities

Budget 2022 misses the point on education, innovation

Budget 2022 focus on transportation and communication infrastructure is justified, but it failed to enhance school education infrastructure and to step up skilling efforts. Read more »
Budget allocation to Jal Jeevan Mission falls short.

Jal Jeevan Mission takes off, but drinking water for all still a distant dream

Jal Jeevan Mission promises to provide fresh tap water to every household in the country, but budget allocations did not match the scope of such an ambitious scheme. Read more »
Covid-19 deaths in india

Budget 2022 fails to build on govt’s public health initiatives

Budget 2022 does not have a public health focus though it came in the midst of a raging global pandemic. Read more »
rusa fund allocation in budget 2022

Budget 2022: Fund-starved states may fail RUSA

Budget 2022 has allocated Rs 2,042 crore for allocation under RUSA , but most of this may remain unspent. Read more »
labour day 2022 musings

Budget 2022: Wrong prescription for unemployment, demand slump

While continuing with supply side incentives, Budget 2022 does pretty little to address the issues of low aggregate demand and unemployment. Read more »
Budget 2022 pro-corporate

Budget 2022: A pathbreaking document, but for wrong reasons

Budget 2022 is the first truly BJP Budget in the sense that it has broken away from the welfarism of the previous Congress governments. Read more »
indian economy facing inflation spiral

Budget 2022: Towards a clean, green enterprise economy

Budget 2022 lays a great emphasis on public spending and incentivises private investment through various innovative approaches of revenue generation. Read more »
budget 2022 future of indian economy

Budget 2022: Making Indian economy future ready

Budget 2022 is wholly relevant to the new India which is agile, resilient, confident and self-reliant. Read more »
Budget 2022 and financial risks

Budget 2022: Optimism of policy makers may be misplaced

Budget 2022 ignores the risk from a likely rise in global crude prices, monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve and the totally unpredictable trajectory of Covid-19. Read more »
budget 2022 income tax

Budget 2022: A step in the direction towards $5 trillion economy

Budget 2022 doesn’t offer any change in income tax rates or slabs for individual taxpayers, but HNIs will benefit from the cut in surcharge on long-term capital gains tax to 15%. Read more »