While the intent of the government is praiseworthy, there are concerns on effectiveness and implementation of the scheme. The fund size of `25,000 crore could turn out to be small, relative to the overall requirement of the r
Apart from the large quantum of jobs that need to be created (8 million per year, according to the World Bank), another important aspect is the quality of jobs. A large proportion of India’s workforce is employed in jobs wi
There is a need to work on challenges in the form of outdated technology, inflexible labour laws and infrastructure bottlenecks. The government also needs to re-look at fibre neutrality and evaluate various trade agreement op
The original recapitalisation plan involved raising of equity by banks to the tune of Rs 0.58 trillion, which has become uncertain following the subdued investor sentiment with respect to PSBs. It leaves the government with d
Increased spending by the government on healthcare and greater participation by private players, coupled with tighter regulation, would help the healthcare sector gear up for effective implementation of NHPS.
Even after 70 years of independence, healthcare facilities for the common Indian are in a dismal state. The contrast is quite remarkable—on one hand we have made rapid strides in medical technology, and have top quality doc
Thirteen months ago—December 2015—the US Fed hiked its policy interest rate by 25 bps. With much optimism it indicated four rate hikes in 2016. Of which, only one happened, that too at the fag end of the year. In December