ADB's GDP growth forecast for Indian economy

ADB predicts 11% growth for Indian economy

The Indian economy will stage a robust recovery aided by the vaccine rollout, stimulus packages, and an uptick in global demand. Read more »
india vehicle scrappage policy

Scrappage policy: A big business opportunity awaits India

For its scrappage policy, India needs to draw from global best practices as well as from studies conducted by environment ministry and ARAI. Read more »
climate action during covid-19 crisis

Silver lining: Covid-19 injects urgency into climate action

Governments offer economic packages and tax incentives to address the climate change amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the resultant economic crisis. Read more »
fiscal conservatism threat to Indian economy

Indian economy: Focus on fiscal consolidation will hurt fragile recovery

The spending-to-GDP ratio will be lower than the projected nominal GDP growth for next year, which means the government is going in for aggressive fiscal consolidation when the Indian economy is facing... Read more »
Thomas Isaac's Kerala budget 2021

Kerala Budget 2021: The return of the welfare state

No one can fault the finance minister for putting a bevy of welfare schemes in Kerala Budget 2021 in an election year amid a global pandemic and economic crisis. Read more »
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Masks can save the economy from Covid-19 impact

Economic activity and health outcomes are closely connected -- data show people will increase their mobility and spending if they feel safe. Read more »
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Covid-19: Digital preparedness, strong local government key to economic recovery

Demography, health infrastructure, job creation, digital preparedness and local self-governments will determine the pace of recovery by states. Read more »
Mutual funds SIPs in India

Mutual funds investment a great option in days of Covid-19 pandemic

In the days of coronavirus-triggered economic crisis, investment through SIPs will balance investments and benefit from rupee-cost averaging. Read more »
ubi for indian poor

Boon or bane? Universal basic income is not a poverty eradication tool

By rolling out the UBI, the government is washing its hands off the obligation of ensuring food, shelter, education, healthcare and social security. Read more »

Covid-19 opens window to an inclusive, greener future

Reducing inequalities is the biggest challenge for policy makers as they set out to rebuild the economies ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak. Read more »