Insights into the first complete budget of the new Modi government, where it must focus, what issues it must address, and what economic goals it must aim for.
Economic Survey says if the NBFC liquidity crunch continues, it would lead to lower credit offtake and dampen growth.
Government is looking at foreign markets as a source to finance government’s debt by issuing sovereign US$ bonds.
A sovereign bond issue should be used to bring rates down for all foreign borrowings.
Why the taxpayer must watch out as the new moves by Sitharaman look like double-edged swords.
More money should mean more accountability. The Northeast is notorious for corruption and pilferage of funds.
The FM cannot be judged so harshly. To balance growth expectations and fiscal prudence is no joke.
Seven themes which are guiding the government’s economic policy.
In a Budget speech where ‘startup’ was mentioned 18 times, what announcements exactly were there for startups?
Team Modi has its task cut out on the agriculture front.
Four good and five not-that-good things about Nirmala Sitharaman’s first Budget.
The budget may not have given them much, but sometimes words of trust can make a world of difference.
Why the government must choose to stay away from inheritance tax in the future as it did in this year’s budget.
The Budget will help achieve the goal of reviving the animal spirits of the private sector.
With increase in import duty on gold and other precious metals, smuggling and under-invoicing are set to increase.
How the Jal Shakti Mantralaya can transform water management in India for a better tomorrow.
Green revolution to green methods --- the Budget proposes to focus on Palekar’s Zero budget farming methods.
What will it do and look like? The draft national education policy (NEP) has the answers.
The budget is big on vision and low on funding details.
The key takeaways for public welfare schemes from the 2019 budget.
The 2019 Budget is betting big on industry capacity and consumer demand for the success of EVs in India.
Will the picture be better anytime soon?
The definition of a good Sitharaman Budget will be – no bad news is good news.
What will Budget 2.0 have for Startup India?
An inheritance tax should not deter a person from wealth creation while taxing the inheritance itself.
India’s march towards a $5 trillion economy needs to be boosted by value addition and investment by big firms.
Sitharaman should ensure that whatever comes from the RBI should be used only for fixing the banking and NBFC sectors
Sitharaman would be foolish to stick to fiscal road map. She should reset it and begin the glide path from 2020-21.
There are five challenges that Sitharaman must address for her to make a mark with her very first budget.
The budget should start correcting mistakes and archaic policies that are more suitable for a pre-globalized India.
Inability to enforce contracts and resolve disputes is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to ease of doing business.
What does Economic Survey say about the impact of Swachh Bharat Mission on the health of children below five years?
The Economic Survey of 2019 makes a big push towards using data as a public good for better governance.
The economic survey has given us deep insights that would be instrumental in the creation of a $5 trillion economy.