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Opinion: Sonalde Desai: Population growth and the changing geographic and generational balance of power The United Nations estimates that the world population will reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. Our minds had barely wrapped around a global population of 7 billion in 2011, and now, only 12 years later, we are looking at a...   Read More

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  • Farm prospects unlikely to improve in 2016: Report

    NEW DELHI: Indian farmers had a difficult year in 2015 and their prospects are unlikely to improve in 2016 a report by economic policy thinktank NCAER said.The research policy institute said according to its estimate growth in agriculture and allied sector in the second quarter of FY 201516 is likely to be 2.2 per cent...   Read More

  • Farm prospects unlikely to improve in 2016: Report

    Indian farmers had a difficult year in 2015 and their prospects are unlikely to improve in 2016 a report by economic policy thinktank NCAER said. The research policy institute said according to its estimate growth in agriculture and allied sector in the second quarter of FY 2015-16 is likely to be 2.2 per cent as...   Read More

  • Kelkar panel suggests stricter regulatory oversight of airports

    The Vijay Kelkar Committee has recommended stricter regulatory oversight of airports and cooperation amongst customs immigration and other government agencies with a view to improving service delivery. Airports at Mumbai Delhi Bengaluru and Hyderabad have been developed under the public-private partnership (PPP) route. In its draft civil aviation policy too the government had said it...   Read More

  • For clean air, use market-based tools

    Administrative fiat is certainly not the best option in the absence of accurate data on vehicular pollution During the late 1990s the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) worked with six countries in comprehensive projects to identify the impact of liberalisation on environmental resources and the use of economic instruments to sustainably manage these impacts. The...   Read More

  • C’Garh Among Six States Found With Excessration Cards

    Chhattisgarh is among six States in the country where excess ration cards were distributed as per an evaluation study conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) the Central Government has informed. The final report of the study on functioning of ‘Targetted Public Distribution System’ (TPDS) in six selected states which was conducted...   Read More

  • Over 1.20 crore bogus rations cards deleted during the last three years

    New Delhi:  An evaluation study on functioning of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in six selected States namely Assam Bihar Chhattisgarh Karnataka Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal was awarded to the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in March 2014 and final report was accepted in the Department in November 2015.  Based on 2011...   Read More

  • NCAER’s Business Confidence Index rises in the second quarter of 2015-16 by 6.3%

    Highlights of NCAER’s most recent Business Expectations Survey for Quarter 2 2015–16   The 94th round of the Business Expectations Survey (BES) carried out in September 2015 shows a revival of business sentiments after the Business Confidence Index (BCI) fell for two consecutive quarters. The BCI shows an increase of 6.3% in October 2015 over...   Read More

  • Business sentiment revives in Q2: NCAER

    Business sentiment revived in the second quarter with the Business Confidence Index showing an increase of 6.3 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter basis a survey by economic thinktank NCAER said. "The 94th round of the Business Expectations Survey (BES) carried out in September 2015 shows a revival of business sentiments after the Business Confidence Index...   Read More

  • GDP accelerates in September quarter, stirs hopes

     New Delhi: India’s economic growth accelerated to 7.4% in the second quarter of the current financial year riding on a spike in industrial activity and pick up in investment demand. However sectoral data reveal that this growth is not uniform with the growth in construction plunging and agriculture reeling under the impact of two back-to-back...   Read More

  • GDP growth accelerates to 7.4 % in July-Sept. manufacturing rebounds significantly

    n what should come as some relief for the government India’s GDP grew at 7.4 per cent in the July-September 2015 quarter as compared to 7 per cent in the previous quarter driven by a resurgence in manufacturing growth. At 9.3 per cent the manufacturing sector grew the fastest in three years. This news comes...   Read More

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