BUDGET 2021 by nirmala sitharaman

Budget 2021 scorecard: What is on offer for different sectors of the economy

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman shows good intentions in Budget 2021, but stops short of loosening the purse strings because of resource crunch. Read more »
Budget 2021 sops to 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 »
MSMEs and Atmanirbhar Bharat

Atmanirbhar Bharat a non-starter without an MSME surge

While the government paints a rosy picture of the expected outcomes, there are several hurdles in the road ahead for the MSME sector reforms. Read more »
Charan Singh, Punjab and Sind Bank

‘Good beginning by govt, RBI; but much more needs to be done’

The government and the RBI have taken some useful steps, but the situation warrants bolder measures like the ones initiated by the US and UK, says Dr Charan Singh. Read more »
Income tax raids across India

Union government, central PSUs step up purchases from MSMEs

Govt departments, PSUs mandated to make at least 25% of their purchases from small industry. Read more »