While our negotiators bargain hard for an inclusive and balanced Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, domestically we must focus on eliminating niggles our manufacturing sector and exports are facing. The first phase
India will need much more energy as its people prosper. Therefore, given the dependence on coal-fired power and its indispensability to some sectors, steps should be taken to reduce emissions from existing fuels and make powe
Despite the emphasis on renewables, coal remains critical for electricity generation. CEA officials have mentioned that new coal-based generation capacity is essential for increased base-load demand and grid stabilisation. Th
A few months ago, many on the street were in favour of a weak rupee. Even former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian had said that the rupee should be allowed to depreciate as a part of the adjusting mechanism.
Budget 2018: The finance minister, in his Union Budget 2018 speech, mentioned “education” the most number of times (to be precise, 29 times), amongst other buzzwords like agriculture (26 times) and health (21 times). Howe
Even though the exports target of $900 billion by 2020 looks unrealistic, India can achieve significant exports growth if it implements the right mix of sustainable policies in a time-bound manner. There is no short cut to bo
India’s growth has been lopsided driven by government and private spending. Private sector investment hasn’t recovered sustainably for two years. Jump-starting the economy through financing growth is also not possible whe