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 »
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Covid-19 will cause sharp fall in living standards, warns IMF

IMF says the Indian economy will fall by 10.3% in the current financial year, compared with 4.5% contraction predicted in June. Read more »

Why RBI cannot ignore the food price dynamics while fixing rates

Tweaking of weights in inflation indices makes sense, given the policy objectives of RBI policy – price stability and economic growth. Read more »

RBI may keep rates unchanged, but 25 bp cut desirable

It is surprising that the Reserve Bank of India stuck to a literal, narrow interpretation of its mandate and chose to focus on short-run inflation. Read more »
RBI interest rate mechanism

Interest rates: The case for a free hand to RBI, banks

Any agency other than the Reserve Bank of India and lenders interfering will adversely affect the systems already in place in the country’s financial sector. Read more »
Indian farmer on bullock cart

Farm Bills 2020: Death warrant to mandis, end of small farms

In depth: The three farm bills are historic -- they would change agriculture sector beyond recognition. But they will lead the country into an uncertain future. Read more »

Insolvency resolution: Why corporate MSMEs deserve special treatment

By Anubha Agarwal India’s gross domestic product had a great fall in the first quarter of 2020-21, pushing the economy into deep uncertainty. The sharp contraction of the economy made a huge... Read more »
manvsnature

Humans cannot win the war against nature

The nature is rebelling against exploitation by human beings through wild fires, tsunamis, hurricanes, massive floods, and now with the dreaded coronavirus. Read more »
Online entrepreneurship education

Industry-university partnership key to innovation, growth

The New Education Policy identifies lesser emphasis on research, and lack of research funding as the major problems faced by the higher education system. Read more »
Narendra Modi government's ineffective stimulus

Strong infrastructure governance needed for effective public investment

Government investment in infrastructure is often criticised for expensive, poor-quality projects that offer very little benefit for the people and the economy. Read more »