NCAER in the News

Opinion: Palash Baruah and DL Wankhar. This is more so in rural areas. Insurance cover, public health are issues. The Covid-19 pandemic has redefined our health policies and strategies. It laid bare the inter-linkages between the healthcare systems, its availability, adequacy and affordability. At the core is the cost implication and impact on households over...   Read More


  • Tackling poverty in India: Jobs, not transfers, the big poverty-buster

    The significant shift from farm work to non-farm sources of income accelerated the decline in poverty in India. Non-farm jobs pay more than agricultural labour and incomes from both were propelled by a steep rise in wages for rural unskilled labour. While lower dependency rates and transfers — from remittances and social programmes — have...   Read More

  • How women marry in India

    A significant share of women in the country get married without even the most basic forms of communication with their to-be-spouses before their wedding day Indian women may be shedding their clichéd demure image but when it comes to matters of choosing life partners they still opt for the traditional conventional ways. According to the...   Read More

  • India Inc’s business confidence dips, reveals NCAER study

    Their survey index of firms dipped in JanApril to a 10quarter low; however political confidence measure rose India Inc's confidence in the economy and their businesses fell to a 10quarter low in the threemonth period ending April this year showed a survey of the National Council of Applied Economic Research. Their Business Confidence Index (BCI) declined to 121.6 points in the...   Read More

  • Business confidence falls 6.7% in fourth quarter last fiscal: NCAER

    The business confidence fell 6.7 per cent in the fourth quarter last fiscal signalling subdued sentiments says an NCAER survey. “The 96th round of the Business Expectations Survey (BES) shows that the Business Confidence Index (BCI) registered a decrease of 6.7 per cent in April 2016 over January 2016 on a quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) basis thus...   Read More

  • 77 percent Indian parents expect to live with sons in old age

    Almost 77 percent of Indian parents expect to live with their sons in old age while seven percent want to live with their daughters according to the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) conducted jointly by researchers from University of Maryland and National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) New Delhi. These are the findings from...   Read More

  • Good monsoon to increase economic growth in 2016-17

    India’s GDP is estimated to grow at 7.6 per cent in 2015–16 and 7.7 per cent in 2016– 17 due to a favourable monsoon the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) said. The Delhi-based think-tank said on Saturday the numbers mark significant revision upwards from its January 2016 forecast when it had predicted a...   Read More

  • NCAER pegs GDP growth for FY16 at 7.6%

    The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has scaled up India's economic growth projection to 7.6 per cent for 2015-16 from the earlier 7.4 per cent. It pegged the growth marginally higher at 7.7 per cent for 2016-17 due to a pickup in the agriculture sector on the back of expected normal monsoon. "NCAER's...   Read More

  • India’s GDP likely to expand by 7.7 pc in FY17: NCAER

    Economic think-tank NCAER today projected India's economic growth rate to improve marginally to 7.7 per cent in 2016-17 against the backdrop of IMD's forecast of better monsoon rains this year. Economic think-tank NCAER today projected India’s economic growth rate to improve marginally to 7.7 per cent in 2016-17 against the backdrop of IMD’s forecast of...   Read More

  • District’s digital initiatives draw rave reviews

    Collector Babu A. made a presentation at an event organised by World Bank Group and NCAER : The success achieved by Krishna district in various digital initiatives came in for appreciation at ‘The India launch of Digital dividends: World Development Report 2016’ – Roundtable: How can India best reap its digital dividends?’ organised in New...   Read More

  • 5 percent of Indian marriages inter-caste; in Mizoram, 55 percent

    Christian-dominated Mizoram - 87 percent of the population is Christian - has the most inter-caste marriages in India a nation where 95 percent of Indians marry within their caste according to a 2016 report from the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) a New Delhi-based think-tank. Meghalaya and Sikkim followed Mizoram with 46 percent...   Read More