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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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  • Proposed gas price pooling to boost GDP by up to 0.88%

    The proposed gas price pooling policy of the government is expected to increase the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 0.50-0.88 per cent says a study. "The gas price pooling policy would lead to an increase in GDP of 0.50 per cent or Rs 69431 crore with a plant load factor of 30 per cent 0.7 per...   Read More

  • Press Release: NCAER's Gas Price Pooling Policy Study for the power  sector indicates net positive benefits to the economy,  but also reflects difficult fiscal choices

    NCAER the National Council of Applied Economic Research has conducted a timely study evaluating the benefits and costs of pooling the price of domestic and imported natural gas for the power sector.  The research study was sponsored by GMR Energy Limited. The proposed gas price pooling policy would pool the existing limited supply of domestic...   Read More

  • India needs a proper debate on the Land Act

    The Ordinance issued for the amendment to Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 has raised more controversy. The debate has unfortunately not been looked at from a proper perspective. The issues are as follows: over the last 67 years since Independence the nature of our economy has...   Read More

  • Financial Inclusion: Need for Differentiation between Access and Use

    With no financial capacity to save and invest a dismal record of use of bank accounts and the severe lack of trust in the current model of using business correspondents it is extremely difficult to envisage how opening of bank accounts will slowly help inculcate the habit of saving among the poor. The government needs...   Read More

  • India’s business confidence index moves up by 4.1% in December quarter: NCAER

    NEW DELHI: India's business confidence index (BCI) moved up by 4.1 per cent in the third quarter of the current fiscal economic think-tank NCAER said today. "The NCAER Business Confidence Index (BCI) increased by 4.1 per cent over the previous quarter from 142.5 in October 2014 to 148.4 in December" it said in a release....   Read More

  • India’s biz confidence index moves up 4.1% in Dec qtr: NCAER

    India's business confidence index (BCI) moved up by 4.1 per cent in the third quarter of the current fiscal economic thin-ktank NCAER said today. "The NCAER Business Confidence Index (BCI) increased by 4.1 per cent over the previous quarter from 142.5 in October 2014 to 148.4 in December" it said in a release. The BCI index rose...   Read More

  • Press Release – PM Office : PM’s meeting with NCAER and US economists

     PM: Federal structure can be a “development mechanism” not merely a “Constitutional arrangement”   Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today said India`s federal structure should be viewed as a “development mechanism” rather than just a “constitutional arrangement.” Interacting with a group of 16 eminent economists from the United States the Prime Minister said his focus...   Read More

  • Mapping exclusion
    Mapping exclusion 03 Dec 2014

    Three members of a Dalit family in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar were killed one of them decapitated before being thrown into a dry well in Jawkhede Khalsa village on the night of October 20. The investigation is still on and the jury out on whether it was an act of caste violence or the result of a...   Read More

  • Let’s add value to our trade agreements

    The underlying purpose of trade agreements is to obtain access to resources and markets that help in increasing the value and volume of trade. This adds to the domestic income. Traditionally trade agreements are evaluated for their trade creation and diversion effects among the member countries based on the trade values. However national earnings are...   Read More

  • Prejudice, even in pardes

    An upper-caste Gujarati family who ran a grocery shop in the US wanted to know the name of the Indian sitting next to them in a private van in Pennsylvania. When his name did not reveal his caste they probed further and asked for his surname. He said he was South Indian and didn't have...   Read More

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