PLI scheme and electronics industry

PLI Scheme: Is the electronics industry’s window of opportunity closing?

The government launched the PLI scheme to make Indian manufacturers globally competitive by creating economies of scale and making India a part of the global value chains. Read more »
smart cities in India

Not 100 smart cities: India will need half a million smart towns

There is no reason why the residents of 100 smart cities should receive facilities as they are being extended to just about 30% of the country’s population. Read more »
fantasy sports can drive sports viewership, economic growth

Fantasy sports: Is India ready for the game of skill?

The popularity of fantasy sports has been pivotal in increasing sports viewership and can be a growth driver for the Indian economy. Read more »
Covid-19 pulls the Indian economy down

Covid-19 impact: Indian economy to contract 7.7% this fiscal

The revival in the economy is backed by a 5.8% increase in government consumption expenditure. Read more »
India farmer protests

MSP guarantee key to ending exploitation of farmers

There is no harm in giving multiple options to farmers, but local markets are the only option for small and marginal farmers. Read more »
farmer protest

Why Narendra Modi govt must address farmers protest

The farmers feel threatened by the three new laws that, they fear, will end the minimum support price mechanism and demolish the mandi system. Read more »
manufacturing MSME

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Some practical steps to boost manufacturing in MSME sector

To become a manufacturing hub, India must create clusters that manufacture specialised goods and become a part of the global supply chain. Read more »
economic recovery by indian states

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 »
bullion gold silver

Bullion index futures offer hedging opportunity, but margin, settlement risks linger

The exposure and impact would be huge if the underlying index declines as it is in the derivative segment. Read more »
Covid-19 pulls the Indian economy down

GST compensation: Centre will borrow to meet shortfall

The proposed borrowing will not reflect on the Union Budget, but will appear as capital receipts in state budgets. Read more »