Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Covid-19: Modi government announces Rs 1.7 lakh crore welfare package

FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces several schemes to put money in the hands of the poor, most vulnerable. Read more »
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Coronavirus outbreak: FM Sitharaman eases compliance burden to reduce pain

The Narendra Modi government announces easier compliance in areas such as income tax, GST, customs & excise, banking and trade. Read more »
coronavirus-covid-19

Coronavirus: India should draw from past experience in fighting pandemics

Along with health and medical measures to tackle COVID-19, the government should also ensure regular flow of daily necessities like milk and groceries as well as money for survival of the most... Read more »
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Surviving Coronavirus scare: A wish list for Indian economy, industry

Targeted schemes for households, corporates, MSMEs and financial sector can keep the Indian economy afloat, says Dr Charan Singh. Read more »
Canalpy, waste management in Alappuzha

The tale of two cities: Two Kerala models for waste management

Sanitation challenge: Thiruvananthapuram and Alappuzha faced similar waste management crises, but came up with divergent solutions to the problem. Read more »
Union Budget 2020

No pathbreaking initiative in Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget

India Budget: The finance minister lost an opportunity to push the envelope on pending reforms in some key sectors. Read more »
India Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Policy prescriptions for $5 trillion and beyond

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union budget in a few days. Here’s what she could do to revive economic growth. Read more »
India national infrastructure pipeline

Govt unveils Rs 102 lakh crore mega infrastructure plan to push growth

The national infrastructure pipeline will entail projects in 23 sectors across 18 states and Union territories funded by the Centre, states and private sector. Read more »
Indian railways restructuring

Cabinet clears major railways revamp, unification of services

The railway board will be reorganised on functional lines under the chairman and four members responsible for infrastructure, operations, rolling stock and finance. Read more »

Modi govt lists steps to ensure timely payment to MSMEs

Sixty micro and small enterprises facilitation councils have been set up to address pendency. Read more »