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Violence against women: Beyond the rhetoric

23/12/2019

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Violence against women is as much an economic policy issue as a social one. Macroeconmic policy, governance must set the standards for women’s safety.
 
Beyond online activism on #RapeinIndia remarks, it is high time safety and security of women in India receives serious bi-partisan priority. It is unfortunate to ...

Telangana: When elongation of debt maturity structure is crucial for economic growth

23/12/2019

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(Coauthored with Lekha Chakraborty & MD Azharuddin Khan)
 
Given aspirational development agenda of the state, it is a challenge to maintain the stipulated growth path at 14-15% while adhering to fiscal rules by containing debt-GSDP ratio at 20%
 
The newest state of India, Telangana, since its formation, is ...

State finances: Why is Kerala different?

23/12/2019

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Identifying innovative sources of financing the deficit is significant to maintain the high human development achievements of the state and also the growth-inducing capital infrastructure formation in Kerala.
 
Recent reports from RBI and Niti Aayog highlight the remarkable achievements of Kerala in education, health and nutrition; and the significant ...

Modi Govt Needs To Focus On 5 Things To Fix Economic Slowdown: PM’s Former Advisor

06/12/2019

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The Narendra Modi government has been facing criticism from most quarters over its handling of the economy, especially after the latest numbers showed that the official GDP growth rate for the July-September quarter has slumped to a six-year low of about 4.5%.
 
While the government has said that ...

Rathin Roy interview: ‘Indian economy needs antibiotics, not painkillers’

06/12/2019

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The former member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council says a stimulus package without reforms will only achieve ‘stagflation’.
 
Official estimates from last week show that India’s Gross Domestic Product growth has slowed from 7% in just four quarters to 4.5%. On Thursday, the Reserve Bank of ...