indian economy, debt of state governments

Rising debt of state governments threatens to derail troubled Indian economy

At a time when the Union government is struggling to contain its fiscal deficit, rising debt burden of state governments may spell disaster for the Indian economy. Read more »
International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness: Why happiness and wellbeing count more than income

International Day of Happiness is an occasion to re-examine the development metrics that measure just income or output. Read more »
inflation and interest rates

Record GST collections back World-bank’s 7.5-12.5% growth forecast for Indian economy

Bullish economic growth projections for the Indian economy will depend on financial sector risks, and the success of measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. Read more »
Budget 2021 by nirmala sitharaman

Budget 2021: A bagful of surprises from finance minister

In Budget 2021, the finance minister seems to have utilised the pandemic-led fiscal slippage to clean up the government’s books at a modest marginal cost. Read more »
India's dismal human development levels

All Inclusive Economic Development: The GDP alternative offers a better measure of progress

Gross domestic product is a narrow and an inadequate metric to capture the holistic and true value of health investment, leading to economic wellbeing. Read more »
RBI must stop monetary easing

Coronavirus impact: Indian economy may prove doomsayers wrong

Innate strength and resilience of the Indian economy may see it staging a smart recovery and posting robust growth once the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted. Read more »
Covid-19 hits the travel and tourism industry.

RBI must help banks accommodate shattered businesses

The Reserve Bank needs to have a sectoral approach to help revive the economy hit by the new coronavirus outbreak. Read more »
India agriculture exempted from lockdown.

The government exempts farming, allied activities from lockdown

The government eased the curbs for farm sector to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential items to the common man and to cushion the impact of the lockdown. Read more »