Recovering state finances

State finances on the mend as revenues, capex pick up

The past three years have been tough for state finances, but a smart recovery is on, led by the western and southern states. #statefinances #indianeconomy #gsdp #gst #globalrecession Read more »
India Sustainability Summit 2023

Sustainability push needs public awareness, informed policy responses

Sustainability is not just the responsibility of one sector or group, but a collective effort involving multiple stakeholders, says Amarendu Prakash, Chairman, SAIL. #climatechange #sustainableenergy #climatechange Read more »
PLI,

PLI scheme could trigger boom in India’s chemicals, petrochemicals industry

India plans to extend the PLI scheme to the chemicals and petrochemicals industry, catalysing growth, bolstering exports, and positioning the country as a global player. #industry #PLI Read more »
GST on online gaming

Online gaming: The GST Council move may play spoilsport

India's online gaming industry finds itself in the crosshairs after the #GSTCouncil's decision to impose the highest #GSTslab. #onlinegaming #onlinegambling Read more »
Residential segregation in India

Residential segregation: The impact of India’s hidden divide

Residential segregation in India has far-reaching consequences, hindering access to opportunities and educational outcomes for marginalised communities. #urbanisation #poverty #publicservices Read more »
Global food security under threat

Global food security at risk as fertilizer prices surge

An OECD-FAO report highlights the need for steps to address food loss, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure a stable multilateral trading system to ensure food security. #climatechange #poverty Read more »
RICE, ethanol

Govt raises rice supply for ethanol production amid protests by states

The Union government seeks to step up ethanol production from rice, braving the opposition from states seeking the resumption of rice sales to them. #ethanol #rice #FCI Read more »
electric vehicles

BluSmart’s affordable electric car set to shake up EV market

Ride-sharing company BluSmart Mobility is set to make waves in the electric vehicle market with a competitively priced electric car that may disrupt the market dominated by Tata Motors. #IndiaSustainabilitySummit #EVs Read more »
Common services centres and e-governance

Explained: Multidimensional Poverty Index helps India’s efforts to address deprivation

India has adopted the Multidimensional Poverty Index which provides a more holistic picture of poverty than income-based measures. #mpi #nitiaayog Read more »
BRICS currency a distant dream

BRICS currency faces challenges, but potential benefits are huge

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are treading cautiously towards a common #BRICS currency for greater economic autonomy and #dedollarisation. #dollar #sdr Read more »