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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Household Behaviour:Savings Indian households have always accounted for the major share of gross domestic savings. But, they seem to have lost the savings habit now. Poverty: States’ Barometer of Misery level Worldwide, when the economy takes a tumble, economic predictors turn to the numbers, comparing the downturn to past recessions. Infrastructure: Decay of Railways This article compares the... Read More
Macroeconomy: Where are the Jobs? Continued economic slowdown has a very real impact, i.e., on jobs. Gender: Gender Inequality and Women Political Participation in India Gender inequality is one of the most deep-rooted forms of inequality in a traditional society such as India. External: Gold: Safe Haven In times of crisis, people turn to the safest saving that one... Read More
This report provides a longer term perspective for the food sector. The study reports under this series will present an analysis of alternative scenarios of output and consumption for food crops taking into account the available information and based on the suitable economic models that permit longer term projections.