Indian Economy

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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BRING BACK THE LIQUIDITY

January 13, 2020

The ability of a bank to absorb losses on its capital is compromised when its Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is low. India, amongst its G-20 peers, falls on the lower side of the ratio as a proportion to risky assets.

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The Triad of Health, Education and the Demographic Dividend

January 6, 2020

The state of the Indian Economy is right now best described as worrisome and the latest macroeconomic figures are anything but a reassurance. Dipping growth, shrinking core sectors, rising inflation with even higher unemployment is what in economic theory is defined to be a stagflation or recession-inflationary territory, even though there are arguments on both […]

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Harry Potter and India’s “Growth Rate” conundrum

January 5, 2020

Despite the magic, fundamental economics still applies in the wizardry world. A flip through one of the seven wonders of the Potter series will clearly project how far it is from the so-called utopian dream.

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Singapore: The bellwether of Global health system?

January 5, 2020

Singapore spends only 4% of its GDP on healthcare but sets-up world-class medical institutions spending 70 % less than Canada and 50% less than the United States. Innovative cost-saving features and health savings have conveyed the small island’s motto of good governance.

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2020

Economy 2020: The Silver Lining behind the Cloud

January 1, 2020

Amidst all the hopeless possibilities, this 29th of December published a report whereby the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) noted nascent signs of recovery in the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of manufacturing and services that boosted their expectations of the economy rebounding in 2020.

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Unnecessary Agri-Imports of India: A Country with Diverse Crop Growing Situations

January 1, 2020

It reminds me how India became close to self-reliant in edible oil by doubling the output from 7.0 million tons of oil to nearly 14.0 million tons in no time with the launching of First Technology Mission on Oilseeds (TMO) in 1986. The simple interventions were price incentive to oilseed growers, procurement guarantee and total restriction on import of edible oils.

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Nirmala Sitharaman Budget 2019

Amidst the Growth Slowdown- Why We Need to Talk About a ‘Credible’ Finance Ministry

December 23, 2019

While the finance ministry tries to address the slowdown by spending beyond what their pockets allow, it must not forget to ensure that the numbers are credible over the medium term. Moreover, it’s time we discuss about the credibility of finance ministry as much as we bat for a credible central bank.

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Power to the People? The journey of FRA in Himachal Pradesh

December 8, 2019

If we see the implementation at the district level, where the act is finally going to get approved the non-compliance due to the ‘pressure’ by the State government in the name of development questions the very fundamental idea of ‘development, where people are not empowered to have legal backing for there voice when the same voice is going to challenge the so called development discourse of the state.

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