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Rajesh Shukla

Articles By Rajesh Shukla

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Digital divide in India: 20 per cent of households access Net-banking, cashless payments have a long way to go

20% of Indian households access internet for internet banking. But the adoption of digital payments still has a long way to go

Digital divide, Digital divide in India, Indian households, Digital Payment Adoption, Kalahandi, mobile phones, Sixth Economic Census

Narendra Modi govt’s intent to curb black money laudable, but demonetisation has hit RBI image

The year 2016 will undoubtedly be commemorated for tectonic changes in the global and domestic environment, including Brexit, election of Donald Trump as the US president, and closer home.

Tax reforms in 2016, local environment, global environment, Start-up India, Demonetisation, Real Estate Investment Trusts

7th Pay Commission report: Who will be the loser?

7th Pay Commission: Urban households are likely to absorb 64% of the increased amount which will come from the Seventh Pay Commission award, while rural households will get only 36%

7th pay commission, 7th pay commission report, 7th pay commission pension, 7th pay commission pension, 7th pay commission news, 7th pay commission latest news, seventh pay commission, seventh pay commission report, pay narendra modi

Here’s what stops agriculture sector from being revived

The current state of tenancy laws and the absence of properly documented land records inhibit all attempts to resuscitate the agricultural sector

Affirmative action: Agenda for sustained well being of the poor

For measuring the material well-being of bottom of the pyramid households, we need to follow an approach that takes into consideration both their income & expenditure...

Infrastructure: Big impact schemes launched, now to bridge the connectivity gap

While the government has announced a number of big impact schemes, the focus should now be on creating linkages between various departments and roping in stakeholders with different types of expertise

While the government has announced a number of big impact schemes, the focus should now be on creating linkages between various departments and roping in stakeholders with different types of expertise

The wheels of household well-being

In Indian context, two-wheeler is less of an automobile and more of an enabler which creates a virtuous cycle of increased mobility towards generating better livelihood

Measuring household well-being

Income, expenditure and saving-related indicators, when taken together, provide holistic insights into levels of household well-being

Measuring household well-being

How UP & Rajasthan, with large populations, are pulling down other North Indian states

Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, with a large population, are pulling down other north Indian states in terms of the general well-being status of households

How UP & Rajasthan, with large populations, are pulling down other North Indian states

Financial inclusion eludes female-headed households

The socio-economic status of female-headed households is falling; they present a genuine case for affirmative action by state and central governments for improving their well-being.

Financial inclusion eludes female-headed households

Column: Riding up the growth path

Mobility enabled by two-wheelers has a significant relationship with income inequalities

Column: Putting rural economy back on track

The process of revitalising agriculture has begun. Now we must take action in a way that yields measurable outcomes and creates a virtuous cycle of demand, growth and prosperity

Towards more equitable economic growth of districts

The challenge for policy-makers is to develop a holistic approach that is flexible enough to accommodate the specific needs of different districts

Indian economy, economic growth rate

Impact of GDP growth on income inequality

For every percentage point of GDP growth, there will be a spike in demand for consumer goods and services which, in turn, will boost investment, and the benefits of these will be felt across all sections of the income pyramid

GDP Growth - Indian economy

The long journey towards inclusive growth

The Indian economy has come a long way, with the country’s GDP crossing the $2 trillion mark in 2014. While it took us 60 years to hit the $1 trillion figure, we added the next trillion in just seven years.

The long journey towards inclusive growth

Strengthen household saving data for effective policy-making

Despite the constraints, it is not impossible to collect reliable data on income, expenditure and savings.

Strengthen household saving data for effective policy-making

Column: Unleashing our growth potential

The slogan for policy-makers this year should be Debate, Decide, Do and Deliver

Column: Unleashing our growth potential

Growth in household spending fuels education market

During FY15, an average Indian household spent around Rs 6,400 annually on education, which is almost double the amount spent a decade ago.

Growth in household spending fuels education market

Tackling the demographic challenge

Universal education, value-added skills accretion and massive growth in employment in the formal sectors should be the key focus areas

Education loan - CBSE, ICSE and state boards results out

Tracking income growth of Indian households

During the past decade, in terms of growth in income, the bottom-of-the-pyramid households at an all-India level—particularly those engaged in labour—have benefited the most

Tracking income growth of Indian households

Declining per capita protein intake spells trouble

Unlike many other food product categories, there is still scope for growth in protein consumption in large markets in India

Higher disposable income leads to a protein-rich diet

Policy-makers must address the issues of food security not only from the perspective of adequate quantity of food but also quality, composition and food habits.

Higher disposable income leads to a protein-rich diet

The changing dynamics of India’s consumer economy

The propensity to spend is almost identical for bottom 10% households in rural & urban areas, but there are considerable differences in spending power in case of top 10%

The changing dynamics of India’s consumer economy

Financial inclusion: Focus on Middle India

Those wedged between India's welfare and market-driven economies have little social security even as they work under precarious employment conditions

income gap

Rich vs poor consumption story: A study of contrasts

There exist considerable differences between the rich and the poor with respect to expenditure on healthcare, education and communications

Working towards better life satisfaction

While superior savings tools need to be created for the self-employed, skill upgradation will help a large section of the population

Column: Financial inclusion only when service providers raise awareness

Opening savings accounts can only be the first milestone in the long journey ahead

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