Sushim Banerjee

MSME sector needs to be incentivised to generate jobs

The concern is over the employment elasticity of manufacturing. It is well established that an average addition of 1.2 million people every year in the job market much exceeds the employment capabilities of manufacturing, min

MSME sector needs to be incentivised to generate jobs

Taking cue from US steel industry

According to a recent report on the US strategy to tackle the threat of rising steel imports that has already captured...

Taking cue from US steel industry

Budget: Annual exercise or road map for the future

The Budget for 2015-16 is a welcome departure as it lays down a roadmap in terms of growth acceleration (8-8.5% in 2015-16) through higher investment and emphasis...

Budget: Annual exercise or road map for the future

Investment road map must be clearly spelt out in Budget

The concept of 100 smart cities with R1,000-crore investment for each to provide infrastructural facilities has to be translated into reality. As 80-85% of investment into this is to come from the private sector, the Budget m

Investment road map must be clearly spelt out in Budget

New national accounts series may augur well for biz

The Budget must place maximum emphasis on raising resources by plugging non-productive subsidies and utilise the same for investment in infrastructure, irrigation, communi-cation and transport

New national accounts series may augur well for biz

Steel industry seized with threat of rising imports

Higher steel consumption is long believed to be the barometer of industrial growth in the country...

Steel industry seized with threat of rising imports

Base year for industrial growth should be changed too

The change of base year would necessitate the same changes for assessing the industrial growth. Also, conversion of the old series of national income on the new base year should be made available early

Base year for industrial growth should be changed too

Current business scenario may yield positive results

There is every reason to believe that India appears to be the most favoured destination for investment.

Current business scenario may yield positive results

Right time to reorient policies in favour of industry

The government is laying much emphasis on skill development of the working population. This endeavour must be accompanied by a speedy growth in manufacturing to be able to absorb the skilled workmen

Right time to reorient policies in favour of industry

Competitive steel industry crucial for core sector growth

The auction route may invite participation by multinational investors whose activities can be put to use in the best interest of the country under a properly laid-out regulatory mechanism

Competitive steel industry crucial for core sector growth

Industry waits for speedy implementation of reforms

The year 2014 can hardly be termed as unforgettable for Indian industry. Many in the steel industry...

Industry waits for speedy implementation of reforms

Public investment essential in road, irrigation sectors

The thrust of the new government in promoting the ‘Make in India’ goods, equipment and services runs contrary to the significant import growth the country is witnessing

Public investment essential in road, irrigation sectors

Import-led growth in steel consumption needs review

As current global prices are much lower than our domestic prices, exports are no longer remunerative. In such a scenario, high imports are causing real pain to domestic producers

Import-led growth in steel consumption needs review

Unlocking policy logjam crucial for manufacturing growth

A certain amount of optimism that was brewing for the last two months has crashed with a drop of 4.2% in the factory output in October.

Unlocking policy logjam crucial for manufacturing growth

Cohesive approach needed for manufacturing sector

It is now well established that the flow of investment in the country (gross fixed capital formation) has been coming down...

Cohesive approach needed for manufacturing sector

More investments in infra may help steel industry grow

The Indian economy in July-September quarter has performed comparatively worse than Q1.

More investments in infra may help steel industry grow

Hurdles remain in implementation of coal mine ordinance

In order to operationalise the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2014...

Hurdles remain in implementation of coal mine ordinance

Govt must step in to save steel industry from cheap Chinese imports

n the last few years, China has consistently added capacities in almost all steel categories in anticipation of demand growth.

Govt must step in to save steel industry from cheap Chinese imports

The perils of surplus capacity

The issue of excess capacity is being cited as one of the primary reasons behind the downward trend in commodity prices.

The perils of surplus capacity

Expectations must be realised

Even the hardened pessimist would agree that there is an air of expectation blowing over the country...

Expectations must be realised
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