Indian Economy

A Case For More Tribal States: A Data-Driven Conclusion

April 2, 2020

In the early 2000s, Jharkhand was carved out of then-Bihar state as a state to provide a voice to the tribal population who had been routinely ignored and silenced in the politics of Bihar. But do tribal states serve their purpose and provide for a better future of tribals?

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Hurdles in the war against COVID-19

March 28, 2020

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world is grimly awoken with the stark realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s 130 crore people will have made their tryst with a nationwide lockdown that will last for 21-days. How does India’s economic misconduct continue to afflict and fragment society?

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Operation Twist- the antidote for Economic Growth

February 25, 2020

Operation Twist was the name coined for a monetary policy tool by the US Federal Reserve with a far-fetched motive to influence the prevailing interest rate in the markets. The tool essentially aims at changing the shape of the yield curve through the simultaneous buying and selling of short-term and long-term government securities.

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Education in India

Endogenous Growth Theory Serving Lessons for India: Education Budget 2020

February 25, 2020

The education budget was presented under the umbrella of an ‘aspirational India’ theme. The theme itself kept me wondering if it just meant a meagerly increased spending and a few ‘new’ schemes like always, or did it really mean a stronger emphasis on ‘quality of education’.

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The conundrum of Income Taxation in India

February 13, 2020

. The government’s estimate of 10% nominal growth in GDP for next year with retail inflation currently at 7.35% is worrisome as it indicates a real growth rate of 2.5%, lagging at the tax buoyancy front. With this statistic and the option of new tax slabs, it is necessary to estimate and observe the interaction effect of these variables. Will the government be able to meet its fiscal deficit target with a negative effect of tax buoyancy and elasticity?

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National Infrastructure Pipeline and India’s Infrastructural Challenges

February 10, 2020

The only path forward is to build trust in the bureaucratic and administrative functions of the state. Following or setting up clear objectives like in the China and South Korea model can push infrastructural growth and development.

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Indian Farmer

The Enigma of Agriculture’s Dismal Performance in India

February 6, 2020

The contrasting scenarios of record agricultural production and grinding poverty illustrate what is described as the “paradox of plenty” in the agriculture sector. India wastes around food worth approximately $14 billion each year, according to government figures.

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Perspective of a Health Activist on the Niti Aayog’s PPP model based Healthcare

February 6, 2020

Perspective of a Health Activist on the Niti Aayog’s scheme to link new and existing private medical colleges with functional district hospitals and the related ‘Concession Agreement Guiding Principles for Setting up Medical Colleges through PPP’.

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MGNREGA: The Silent Revolution

January 21, 2020

The passbook that she showed me was absorbed in the dirt with many stains and inappropriate folding’s. It was not just a passbook for her it was a symbol of economic independence. I turned on my scooter and left the village with the thought of silent revolution the MGNREGA is carrying out in lakhs of Indian villages.

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TRANSFORMING INDIA’S HEALTHCARE SECTOR: A DETAILED ANALYSIS

January 15, 2020

The immediate need is to prioritize high-impact and cost-effective interventions at India’s current stage of development — such as finishing the agenda on infectious diseases, which the government should fund fully. The Health & Wellness Centres — with their promise of comprehensive primary care — has to be accorded top most priority.

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