NCAER in the News

Opinion: Palash Baruah and DL Wankhar. In communities where education is given greater importance & viewed as a gateway to success, households are more likely to allocate a larger portion of income toward educational expenses. Education is the cornerstone upon which nations build their future. It is the bedrock of social and economic growth at...   Read More


  • Steel industry still in the cold: NCAER

    KOLKATA: National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) a leading economic think tank has said the enthusiasm of 'Make in India' programme seems to be bypassing the steel industry. The current condition of the Indian steel industry is dismal with low profits low capacity utilization and dim prospects for new private investment either foreign or...   Read More

  • Case for inverted duty structure in steel sector: NITI Aayog member

    NEW DELHI OCT 6:  A case of inverted duty structure can be argued for the steel sector said V K Saraswat Member NITI Aayog on Tuesday. Saraswat was releasing a report of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) on the reforms required for the domestic steel industry. He said customs duties levied on...   Read More

  • Stumbling blocks to India’s economic aspirations

    This article published in The Straits Times  is written by Dr Shekhar Shah Director-General and Dr Rajesh Chadha Senior Research Counsellor NCAER.     India the world's third-largest economy measured in purchasing power parity terms became a middle-income country in 2007. It has one of the world's youngest populations with some 260 million people below the...   Read More

  • Numbers that dole out the details

    Rajasthan farmer Shivlal Jat’s four acres help him meet his household expenses. During off-peak periods he has time on his hands. So for the past six to seven years he has demanded work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme and earned an extra ₹9000 every year. This not only helped...   Read More

  • Marriage in India: Love (and money) conquer caste

    More and more young Indians are choosing their own spouses HALF a dozen young technology workers are gathered around a table in south Mumbai. In between checking their smartphones they describe an Indian social revolution of which they are in the vanguard. Marriage one woman explains is becoming freer and easier—“less stiff-necked” as she puts...   Read More

  • Press Release: Dialogue on Land, Conflict and Investment Risks in India

    UNCLEAR PROPERTY RIGHTS AND RECORDS PUT INVESTMENT IN INDIA’S MANUFACTURING AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS AND ITS FINANCIAL SECTOR AT RISK   With over 93% of natural resource development in emerging economies at risk for land conflict the global land investment experience has key lessons for India NEW DELHI (3 September 2015)—India’s private and public sectors which...   Read More

  • NFSA vs TPDS: Former doing better in curbing pilferage

    Leakages and diversion of subsidised food grains under the TPDS continue to be at unacceptable levels whereas the rollout of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has led to comparatively better outcomes going by an NCAER survey. Although the National Council of Applied Economic Research’s draft report prepared after a survey covering 24 districts of...   Read More

  • Keep calm and carry on MGNREGA

    Fourteen million people escaped falling into poverty under the world’s largest anti-poverty programme the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). In 10 years of its existence the scheme reduced poverty by 32 per cent. Recent data also shows that more women are drawing cash incomes more children are going to school and more...   Read More

  • India’s Modi appeals for calm after night of rioting: ‘Violence will not benefit anyone’

    AHMEDABAD India — India’s prime minister appealed for calm Wednesday after a rally that drew half a million members of a powerful clan resulted in a night of rioting that left three dead and dozens of buses and police stations torched.   Protesters from the influential Patel or Patidar community had gathered Tuesday to demand...   Read More

  • NCAER predicts economic growth at 7.5 per cent this fiscal

    NEW DELHI: Economic think-tank NCAER has projected the country's economic growth at 7.5 per cent in the current fiscal. "NCAER'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" it said in a release today. It said satisfactory rainfall in the first half...   Read More