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  • December 2013

    Prices: Inflationary Expectations The spectre of inflation continues to haunt India. Gender: Gender Educational Gap: Evidence from India Significant empirical evidence exists which show that increase in educational attainment has a positive impact on both economic growth and development. Information, Communication and Technology (ICT): e-Governance: Smart Government for Smart People As an increasingly assertive populace...   Read More

  • November 2013

    External: China's Third Booster China posted impressive economic growth between 1990 and 2012. Poverty: Is MNREGA Benefiting the Rural Poor? Enacted in 2005 and launched on February 2, 2006 the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) is aimed at providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to...   Read More

  • October 2013

     Forecast: Re-assessing the Macroeconomic Scene for 2013–14   The economic fundamentals of the Indian economy continue to remain weak despite several policy initiatives taken by the government during the past few months. Business Expectations: Lower Business Confidence in September 2013 The 86th round of the Business Expectations Survey carried out in the second quarter of...   Read More

  • October 2013

    Bountiful rain has had a positive impact on agricultural growth but it will not be enough to pull up the rest of the economy which is suffering from a lack of confidence, high inflation, dismal domestic scenario and uncertain external scenario. Predictably growth rates have been revised onwards.  

  • Bornali Bhandari Aradhna Aggarwal Lekshmi R Nair

    The goal in this paper is to correct growing regional imbalances within India. One way of doing that was to integrate some of the more remote border areas with neighbouring areas in other countries. .  Darjeeling borders Illam and Jhapa, the centres of tea production in Nepal. In Rangpur divison of Bangladesh, Panchagarh district produces...   Read More

  • September 2013

    Macro: A Tale of Two Districts The intent in this article is to highlight regional imbalances within India using district-level data. Tourism: Tourism Profile of Madhya Pradesh A major economic activity, highly employment-oriented and a huge source of foreign exchange, tourism world-wide today has a 10 per cent share in world GDP which is more...   Read More

  • August 2013

    Prices: Asset InflationS The role of asset price inflation has gained prominence after the financial crisis of 2008 due to the role of sub-prime housing loans in the United States. Agriculture: Small is Beautiful The relationship between land size and yield per unit of area cultivated has been intensely debated since the 1960s. Health: Old and Lonely: Healthcare The...   Read More

  • July 2013

    Business Expectations: Business Sentiments Regained in First Quarter of FY13–14 The 85th Round of the Business Expectations Survey carried out in June 2013 shows recovery in the NCAER Business Confidence Index. Information, Communication and Technology (ICT): ICT Literacy Over the past decade, the world has become increasingly ‘hyper-connected’ with Information Communication Technology becoming omnipresent and intrinsic...   Read More

  • July 2013

    After falling to a decadal low of five per cent GDP growth in 2012–13, the outlook for 2013–14 can at best be described as cautiously hopeful that a slow recovery is in the works. The first quarter has not brought much cheer, other than on the inflation (WPI) front. While the risk in terms of...   Read More

  • June 2013

    The Quarterly Agricultural Outlook provides an overview of agricultural trends both globally and at the national level. Agriculture continues to be critical to India’s economy given its role in meeting the food and fibre needs of over a billion people and providing livelihoods to millions of households in rural areas. India is a major producer...   Read More