R Shankar Raman

Govt must fire the twin engines of growth — investment and consumption

Firing up the economy needs investment enabling policies, greater transparency, faster clearances, tech adoption, reskilling of youth and job creation

Opinion News

Budget 2018: Bridging of urban-rural divide in focus

Budget 2018: The Budget 2018 depends heavily on revenues from taxation to meet its outlay. The growth in direct taxes can be endorsed given the additional assesses introduced into the tax system and incremental taxes being le

Budget 2018: The need for India to embrace inclusive growth and bridge the rural–urban developmental divide dominates the Budget exercise this year while risking the perception of being politically oriented. (Image: Reuters) News

Union Budget 2017: Arun Jaitley focus is right, but implementation will hold the key

The finance minister has used the positive macroeconomic profile of the country to his advantage while striking the balance between expanding the spend on focus areas and garnering the requisite resource base.

Budget 2019 News

Budget 2016 top view: Finance minister bets on Bharat

The 2016-17 Budget was billed as a “make-up opportunity” for the government. The current Budget, much like the Indian economy...

Budget 2016 top view: Finance minister bets on Bharat

Budget 2015: Plug & play concept in infra sector is bold ambition

Measures to curb black money are key to widening the tax base and generating legitimate investment. The govt needs to be complimented for addressing this issue

Budget 2015: Plug & play concept in infra sector is bold ambition
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