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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

Highlights

  • Keep calm and carry on MGNREGA

    Fourteen million people escaped falling into poverty under the world’s largest anti-poverty programme the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). In 10 years of its existence the scheme reduced poverty by 32 per cent. Recent data also shows that more women are drawing cash incomes more children are going to school and more...   Read More

  • India’s Modi appeals for calm after night of rioting: ‘Violence will not benefit anyone’

    AHMEDABAD India — India’s prime minister appealed for calm Wednesday after a rally that drew half a million members of a powerful clan resulted in a night of rioting that left three dead and dozens of buses and police stations torched.   Protesters from the influential Patel or Patidar community had gathered Tuesday to demand...   Read More

  • NCAER predicts economic growth at 7.5 per cent this fiscal

    NEW DELHI: Economic think-tank NCAER has projected the country's economic growth at 7.5 per cent in the current fiscal. "NCAER's annual model predicts that GDP growth rate (GDP market prices at 2011-12 prices) will grow at 7.5 per cent for 2015-16" it said in a release today. It said satisfactory rainfall in the first half...   Read More

  • Press Release : NCAER's Quarterly Review of the Economy  Quarter 1, 2015 -16

    Key HighlightsNCAER’s annual model predicts that GDP growth rate (GDP market prices at 2011–12 prices) will grow at 7.5 per cent for 2015–16 In the agricultural sector performance of monsoon rainfall has been extremely satisfactory in the month of June however during the month of July there was a slowdown in rainfall activity. Notwithstanding this...   Read More

  • World’s largest anti-poverty scheme MGNREGA cut poverty, empowered women, but reach limited

    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) the world’s largest anti-poverty programme reduced poverty and empowered women but its success has been limited due to lack of work in some of the poorest states according to a recent report. Comparing two states Chhattisgarh (strong programme implementation) and Bihar (weak) a study by the...   Read More

  • Study shows rural job guarantee’s positive impact on poor, women

    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) helped lower poverty by  32 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12 lifting almost 14 million in this regard says a recent survey by the National Council for Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The study involved 26000 households and used data from the two...   Read More

  • MGNREGS reduced poverty, empowered women

    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) reduced poverty by up to a third and gave a large number of women their first opportunity to earn cash income a new research has found. Officials from the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) released a new...   Read More

  • Press Release : Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act : A Catalyst for Rural Transformation

    Key Highlights   MGNREGA reduces poverty and empowers women but work rationing limits its impact   Those are the main findings of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation just released by researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The Mahatma Gandhi National...   Read More

  • Business confidence falls sharply in Q1 FY16: NCAER

    Business sentiment fell sharply in the first quarter of the current fiscal as smaller companies are experiencing the worst deterioration in business sentiments says a NCAER survey. "The 93rd round of Business Expectations Survey (BES) carried out in June 2015 reveals that business sentiments have not only continued to decline but are declining at a...   Read More

  • Column: Getting NITI Aayog to work

    This column published in the Financial Express is written by Prof M. Govinda Rao Non-resident Senior Fellow NCAER.   Media reports about the boycott of the nine Congress chief ministers and the non-attendance of those non-UPA non-NDA ones-of Odisha Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal—in the recently held meeting of the NITI Aayog to discuss...   Read More

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