Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a post Budget 2021 interaction with IIA students

Govt will not crowd out private sector; Budget 2021 selloff target realistic, assures FM

We discourage the demand for AIIMS-like hospitals everywhere, instead Budget 2021 focuses on more primary healthcare centres as the first points of call: Finance minister. Read more »
fiscal consolidation via monetisation of land

Budget 2021: Monetisation of land key to fiscal consolidation, not spending cuts

Instead of cutting down spending amid an economic crisis to achieve fiscal consolidation, the government should raise funds through monetisation of land, and PSU disinvestment. Read more »
indirect taxes grew while gst shrank

Budget 2021: Fiscal conservatism in the times of sizzling Sensex

While the advanced economies have woken up to the reality that monetary easing alone would not ensure growth, Budget 2021 has made a hasty retreat from the fiscal steps taken in previous... Read more »
indian railways disinvestment

Indian Railways: Confusion must go before privatisation

The Narendra Modi government is treading cautiously because of the complex nature of the railways' operations and the doubts over its welfare function. Read more »

Cabinet approves privatisation of BPCL, 4 other central PSUs

Govt to sell its entire 63.75% stake in Shipping Corporation and 30.8% holding in Container Corporation. Read more »

BPCL disinvestment: PSU fuel retailer yet to hear from govt

The Union Cabinet is expected to consider privatisation of BPCL next week. Read more »