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Economic Survey 2019: Survey says signs of recovery visible

Survey gives a nudge & push for 8% growth & with the world economy wobbly, points to the radical reforms needed.

Eco Survey: Great thoughts but where is the policy?

The section on energy highlights Indians’ energy poverty but fails to touch upon excess capacity in power generation.

Economic Survey 2019: Of Gods, Gandhi, myths & ‘mental models’

Survey emphasises social, cultural and religious norms for changing behaviour.

Ensured growth with macro-economic stability: CEA

Foreign money is looking for avenues for investment. India has been a bright spot in the global economy, said K Subramanian,...

RBI must lower cost of capital to align globally: CEA

Real rates have risen to a positive of nearly 6%, one of the highest in big economies, and need to come down for economic exp...

Policy certainty to pave the way for robust investment

The survey suggested that policymakers must make their actions predictable, provide forward guidance and reduce ambiguity and...

Investments in R&D need go up to 2% of GDP: VK Saraswat

Replying to a query, he said there is slackness of innovation in Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) as it need...

Economic Survey 2019: Its woolly, irrelevant and of little use

The Survey seems peculiarly out of sync with the times. It continues to harp on India’s 'demographic dividend’.

CEA rejects Arvind Subramanian claims, says hard to create wrong narrative

Former CEA Arvind Subramanian in his research paper last month mentioned that India's growth rate between 2011-12 and 2016-17...

Economic Survey 2019: Invoke pious obligation doctrine to make people pay debts

Such suggestions find a place the chapter titled 'Policy for Homo Sapiens, Not 02 Homo Economicus: Leveraging the Behavioural...

India on upward growth trajectory, says Arun Jaitley

India on upward growth trajectory, says Arun Jaitley

The Economic Survey, tabled in Parliament on Thursday, projected India's growth to rise to 7 per cent in the current fiscal, ...

DGTR developing web app for submission of info about anti-dumping probes: Survey

DGTR developing web app for submission of info about anti-dumping probes: Survey

The application would help the industry participate in these investigations which are important trade remedial measures.

CEA's message to FM: Economic Survey 2018-19 in 10 points

CEA's message to FM: Economic Survey 2018-19 in 10 points

The Survey talks about raising the investment rate and saving rate to lift India to next level of economic growth.

China through the CEA's eyes: Rival or role model?

China through the CEA's eyes: Rival or role model?

Subramanian also brings China into comparison in the chapter that deals with demographic trends.

You could soon be retiring at 70 if the CEA has his way

You could soon be retiring at 70 if the CEA has his way

India's population is expected to grow under 0.5 per cent due to dip in fertility rate & increase in life expectancy.

CEA  wants you to save more for India to grow faster

CEA wants you to save more for India to grow faster

​​It said higher savings are important as it ​​preclude domestic consumption that drives growth.

VIP-like status for India's top taxpayers?

VIP-like status for India's top taxpayers?

What the Economic Survey suggests in order to push tax compliance in India.

"Blue Sky" mantra to solve economic woes

"Blue Sky" mantra to solve economic woes

Yesterday, Subramanain had tweeted: "When was the last time you looked at the blue, unfettered sky and wondered about the pow...

How PM's economic advisers rated the Economic Survey

How PM's economic advisers rated the Economic Survey

Debroy cautioned that one should not deviate from the path of fiscal consolidation.

Telecom may contribute 8.2% to GDP by leveraging 5G

Telecom may contribute 8.2% to GDP by leveraging 5G

The telecom industry’s contribution to GDP is estimated to reach 8.2% by 2020,the Economic Survey said.

Gross tax to GDP ratio dips to 10.9% in FY'19: Survey

Gross tax to GDP ratio dips to 10.9% in FY'19: Survey

The survey, authored by Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian, also suggested that the cooperative federalism as d...

Simplifying health cover plans can push people to buy

Simplifying health cover plans can push people to buy

There is asymmetrical information which often leads people to make health-related decisions, not in their best interests, sai...

Amid $30bn investment opportunities in renewable energy, don't wish away coal: Economic Survey

Amid $30bn investment opportunities in renewable energy, don't wish away coal: Economic Survey

The survey said while there has been tremendous increase in the renewable energy capacity, fossil fuels, especially coal, wou...

Develop real-time rural distress indicator with MGNREGA data: Eco Survey

Develop real-time rural distress indicator with MGNREGA data: Eco Survey

It said that timely wage payment under MGNREGA is expected to increase work demand.

Eco Survey: Use mind tricks, religion to push saving, tax payment

Eco Survey: Use mind tricks, religion to push saving, tax payment

The Economic Survey 2019 suggests using religion and psychological biases in the realm of personal finance.

Why Economic Survey had a sky blue cover

Why Economic Survey had a sky blue cover

The Survey is also inspired by Gandhiji's Talisman: “…Recall the face of the poorest man.

Why top policymakers must ensure predictable policy actions

Why top policymakers must ensure predictable policy actions

The report states that policymakers at the highest level must monitor the economic policy uncertainty index on a quarterly ba...

Maharashtra ranks first in ease of doing farm biz

Maharashtra ranks first in ease of doing farm biz

The second area of reforms captured by the index include facilitation and liberalization of land lease.

How India can become a $10 trn economy by 2030

How India can become a $10 trn economy by 2030

India needs to spend 7-8% of its GDP on infrastructure annually to becoming a $10 trillion economy by 2030.

Economic Survey 2019: The complete details right here

Economic Survey 2019: The complete details right here

The new Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian in the Economic Survey sees growth to accelerate in the current fisc...

Economy moves to low level of inflation in last 5 fiscals

Economy moves to low level of inflation in last 5 fiscals

Retail inflation during the first month of the current fiscal stood at 2.9 per cent, down from 4.6 per cent a year ago.

Economic Survey calls for rationalising minimum wages

Economic Survey calls for rationalising minimum wages

According to the Survey, central government should notify a “national floor minimum wage” that can vary broadly across five g...

Government wants to leverage Data as a ‘Public Good’: Economic Survey

Government wants to leverage Data as a ‘Public Good’: Economic Survey

Government said care must also be taken to not impose the elite’s preference of privacy on the poor, who care for a better qu...

What the CEA thinks will determine India's fate from here on

What the CEA thinks will determine India's fate from here on

​According to the survey, there are only a few things that can make possible the kind of growth India needs.

Oil could come to the rescue of Modi govt again, predicts Economic Survey

Oil could come to the rescue of Modi govt again, predicts Economic Survey

Oil prices have largely favoured the first term of the Modi government which has kept the inflation in check.

Where Nirmala Sitharaman can find $1 trn

Where Nirmala Sitharaman can find $1 trn

From consumption and private investment to exports, no cylinders are firing.

Why the government must pay attention to e-cars

Why the government must pay attention to e-cars

In India, electric two-wheelers have been the major part of EV sales with sales of around 54,800 in 2018.

How to make India's biggest job scheme work

How to make India's biggest job scheme work

The Economic Survey has called for regular review and amendment to the definition of ‘work’.

India to quadruple per-capita energy consumption

India to quadruple per-capita energy consumption

This will require huge resources that would also need to increase with time, the survey said.

MFs see 60% fall in net inflows in 2018-19

MFs see 60% fall in net inflows in 2018-19

During 2018-19, there was a net inflow of Rs 1,09,701 crore in the mutual fund industry.

5G an opportunity for India to reach out to global mkts

5G an opportunity for India to reach out to global mkts

The government has plans to make India 5G ready by 2020 and conduct spectrum auction for providing radiowaves for 5G this yea...

A blueprint for a $5-trillion India

A blueprint for a $5-trillion India

Making India a $5-trillion economy is at the core of Economic Survey 2019. India needs to grow at 8% per year to be a $5 tril...

Economic Survey on what needs to be done for jobs

Economic Survey on what needs to be done for jobs

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Economic Survey 2018-19 in Parliament on Thursday.

Economic Survey 2019: Focus on infant firms, not dwarfs for job creation

Economic Survey 2019: Focus on infant firms, not dwarfs for job creation

Job creation in India suffers from policies that foster dwarfs, that is, small firms that never grow.

Why Indian firms start small & stay small

Why Indian firms start small & stay small

The Economic Survey says even Mexico does far better on this dimension than India.

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