Economic Survey 2020
Business  /  Published 27.08.20

‘Surge in NPAs makes bad bank inevitable’

Former RBI governor D. Subbarao made a strong case for setting up a bad bank, saying it is “not just necessary but unavoidable” in the present circumstances when NPAs are likely to balloon...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Social sector allocation inadequate

Government spending on the social sector, especially on health, education and social protection, is crucial to address widening inequality (economic/social). In Union Budget 2020-21, the FM clearly em...
By N.R. Bhanumurthy and Bhabesh Hazarika in

Business  /  Published 31.01.20

Proposal to cull food subsidy bill

The economic survey on Friday has proposed the government should scythe food subsidies by “revisiting” the prices of foodgrains at ration shops and scrap the Essential Commodities Act, which is me...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.01.20

Focus of Economic Survey on wealth creation: Modi

The Economic Survey focuses on wealth creation for Indians and outlines a multi-faceted strategy to achieve a USD 5 trillion economy through enterprise, exports and the ease of doing business, Prime M...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.20

The quiz master's quickie

Quick workThe quizmaster-turned-politician, Derek O’Brien, continues to be gripped by the ‘fastest finger first’ syndrome. During the address of the president, Ram Nath Kovind, to the joint sess...
By The Telegraph in


Opinion  /  Published 17.02.20

Tax payers and tax dodgers

The prime minister, Narendra Modi, sparked off a huge debate on tax compliance when he observed that only 15 million people in the country actually paid taxes on their incomes out of a population of 1...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 09.02.20

Amiya Bagchi talks about Budget

The doyen among Left economists, Professor Amiya Kumar Bagchi, sharply criticises the Economic Survey and the Union budget and also proposes an alternative set of priorities in this dialogue with Subh...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 31.01.20

Election-year growth wart

The first revised estimates of the national income in 2018-19 show that the real GDP growth a year ago had crumbled to 6.1 per cent, piling more misery on finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman who will ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.01.20

Health spend fall tied to private cover

India’s 2019-20 economic survey has underscored a decline in out-of-pocket healthcare spending by households over a three-year period, but experts say the fall is likely linked to expanding private ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.01.20

Conservative lesson

The Economic Survey for 2019-2020 has been tabled in Parliament. It is an important document that puts together evidence about the economy’s performance in the current year, and lays the basis for p...
By The Editorial Board in


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