The great covid-19 recession

Covid-19 recession: New government spending key to economic revival

Net fiscal impact of the Rs 21 lakh crore economic package is likely to be between 0.75% and 1% of the GDP. Read more »
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Honey I shrunk the middle class, killed the Indian economy

India faces a peculiar situation -- businesses are not borrowing because of a demand slump, the middle class is borrowing because their incomes have shrunk. Read more »

An imperfect future: Imagining the post-Covid world order

The new world order: The post-coronavirus world will witness a rise in authoritarianism, protectionist economic policies, and mounting social tension, says Pushparaj Deshpande. Read more »
The Reserve Bank of India

How India lost out to China, rest of Asia in development race

Santosh Mehrotra interview Part II: A series of policy mishaps ensured that India’s small scale industries did not scale up to face influx of Chinese goods. Read more »
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Government must enlist experts, NGOs in fight against recession

The Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis will challenge the competence and capability of India's political and administrative leadership as never before. Read more »
coronavirus economic crisis for Indian banks

Covid-19: An opportunity for battered banks to reinvent themselves

Banks will see their businesses and profits shrink, but quick recovery possible with some help from RBI, government. 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 »

India growth story: Here’s why recession fears are misplaced, Dr Charan Singh explains

The tax cuts and other measures taken by the Modi government will show their impact in the second half of the fiscal. Read more »