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Opinion: Bornali Bhandari and Laxmi Joshi.  Small farmers lack access to tools, as the tractor-dominated farm machinery sector suffers from demand, supply constraints India is simply not producing the sort of farm machinery that our small and marginal farmers want or can readily use at a price which appeals to them. Farm machinery comprises equipment...   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

  • Emirates’ operations in India: an $848 million impact on GDP, claims NCAER study

    The study also said that the Dubai airline’s operations supported over 86000 Indian jobs and generated almost $1.7 billion in foreign exchange earnings in 2014-15. Dubai’s Emirates airline which operated the largest number of international flights out of India until July this year when it was upstaged by the Jet Airways-Etihad Airways combine and a...   Read More

  • Emirates’ operations contributed $848 million to India’s GDP: NCAER

    NEW DELHI: Emirates and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) today said that Emirates' operations have contributed over US $848 million annually to India's GDP supporting over 86000 Indian jobs and generating almost US $1.7 billion in Foreign Exchange Earnings. "With India's aim to become the third-largest aviation market by 2020 and the...   Read More

  • Emirates’ Operations in India: a US$848 million impact on GDP

    NEW DELHI 26th November 2015 (WAM) -- Emirates the world’s largest international airline and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in New Delhi today released the results of an economic impact study that measures Emirates’ contribution to the Indian economy. NCAER estimates that Emirates’ operations have contributed over US$848 million annually to India’s...   Read More

  • Kelkar panel on PPP projects submits report

    The Vijay Kelkar committee on revitalising public-private partnership (PPP) projects on Thursday submitted its report to finance minister Arun Jaitley suggesting measures to resolve contractual financing and implementation issues plauging the segment. “We will go through the report and take policy actions as early as possible” economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das said. The report will...   Read More

  • Kelkar panel suggests new ways to fund PPP projects

      The Vijay Kelkar committee which was reviewing the public-private partnership model of infrastructure development has made recommendations to improve the financing of such projects. The committee has analysed the risks involved and the existing framework of risk-sharing between the project developer and the government and given its recommendations. “The mandate was to revive the...   Read More

  • NCAER lowers GDP forecast to 7.4% for FY’16

    NEW DELHI: Economic think tank NCAER today marginally lowered GDP forecast at 7.4 per cent because of slowdown in agriculture due to deficient monsoon. "This marginal fall is due to the anticipated slowdown in the agricultural sector. Industrial growth continues to gather strength while the outlook for the services remains mixed" National Council of Applied...   Read More

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