NCAER in the News

Opinion: Palash Baruah and D L Wankhar. For the first time, there would be recording of the Body Mass Index of all Assam Police personnel. When India celebrates 76 years of Independence on August 15 this year, we are going to witness a health page turning for the police personnel in Assam. For the first...   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

  • Can plastic money replace cash?

    Given the level of indirect taxes there’s an incentive to evade them. The proposed tax breaks for using e-money may not help The objective of the proposed policy on facilitation of electronic transactions is to replace cash transactions with e-transactions. These have several advantages including macroeconomic effects and benefits to merchants and consumers. Macroeconomic benefits...   Read More

  • Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 Unveiled

      THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 an initiative of the State Planning Board aimed at prudent long-term development strategies over a two-decade period was unveiled here on Monday. First of its kind in the country the Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 aims at facilitating the state to attain developmental parameters of high-income countries. Handing over...   Read More

  • Greece Financial Crisis

      ग्रीस के आर्थिक संकट को लेकर चिंता की लकीरें पूरी दुनिया में दिखाई पड़ी हैं। भारत पर इसका बहुत ज्यादा असर शायद न पड़े, लेकिन ग्रीस के इस संकट में बहुत सारे सबक जरूर हैं, जिनमें भारत ही नहीं, दुनिया के तमाम देशों के पास सीखने लायक बहुत कुछ है। लेकिन इन बातों पर...   Read More