NCAER in the News

Opinion: C.S. Mohapatra. Policies have sought to promote participation in financial markets, but investor ignorance and negligence as well as fraudulent activities are impediments to growth. India’s financial sector has grown exponentially over the past two decades. One major contributor to this is the rising participation of private investors in financial markets coupled with digitalisation....   Read More


  • Forecasting growth in times of transition

    As per official data released on 31 August 2017 the Indian economy grew at 5.6% in the first quarter of the current fiscal year – in congruence with forecasts of National Council of Applied Economic Research. Based on the quarterly and annual models of NCAER Bornali Bhandari discusses recent trends in key economic indicators and...   Read More

  • A flood of questions

    Several issues must be sorted out first before the ambitious river linking plan is taken up  The National Democratic Alliance government is all set to begin work on an estimated $87 billion plan to connect around 60 of India’s largest rivers; this includes the Ganga. Once complete it is expected to help end farmers’ dependence...   Read More

  • Doubling farmers incomes: Why greater focus on rabi crops could create a win-win situation

    The total foodgrain production in India has more than doubled from 108.42 million tonnes in 1970-71 to 252.22 million tonnes in 2015-16. More importantly India is now the largest producer in the world of a host of farm products be it jute or dairy or total pulses buffalo meat and chicken products. This is nothing...   Read More

  • Reimagining the OBC quota

    Sub-categorisation of OBCs provides an opening to ensure social justice works better Regardless of the political impulse that led the government to announce creation of a committee to look into sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBC) it provides an opening to ensure social justice in an efficient manner. The biggest challenge India faces is that...   Read More

  • NCAER scales up India’s GDP growth to 7.6% for FY18

    The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has revised up its projections for the country's economic growth to 7.6 per cent for the current financial year compared with the earlier forecast of 7.3 per cent. Similarly growth in the country's gross value added was scaled up from 7 per cent to 7.3 per cent...   Read More

  • NCAER pegs FY’18 GDP growth at 7.6% on normal monsoon

    NEW DELHI: Economic think­tank NCAER has revised up its projection for the country's economic growth to 7.6 per cent for the current fiscal compared with the earlier prediction of 7.3 per cent on forecast of normal monsoon. In its quarterly review of the economy NCAER said prospects for the agricultural sector in 2017­18 remain optimistic...   Read More

  • Lack of regional integration holding South Asia back

    TOKYO -- South Asia must accelerate regional economic integration and improve connectivity to truly become a cradle of growth according to experts at a panel discussion on Tuesday during the International Conference on The Future of Asia. Led by India's solid performance -- and supported by relatively young populations and low wages -- South Asia's...   Read More

  • Counter protectionism with greater regional cooperation

    TOKYO -- Asian countries should band together to counter intensifying anti-globalization head winds experts from Japan China India and Southeast Asian countries agreed at an international conference on Monday. The panel members were asked to exchange opinions on "free trade and the rising tide of protectionism" at the International Conference on the Future of Asia...   Read More

  • Reclaiming public spaces

    Eve-teasing leads to restrictions on women’s mobility Walking through a rural market in Myanmar recently I was shocked to see it dominated by women vendors and buyers. In rural Indian markets particularly in the north women vendors are few and shoppers are frequently accompanied by men. The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) of over 42000...   Read More

  • Business sentiment falls 16% in Jan: NCAER

    The business sentiment in the country fell by 16 per cent in January over the previous quarter says a survey by economic think-tank NCAER. Prior to this the N-BCI had risen consecutively for two quarters in July (2.2 per cent) and October 2016 (7.2 per cent) on a q-o-q basis the National Council of Applied...   Read More