NCAER in the News

Opinion: Manish Sabharwal and Kartik Narayan. India aims to reduce agriculture's 'self-exploitation' through non-farm jobs. This requires addressing problems with job laws, promoting direct benefit transfer, improving infrastructure and human capital, and reforming social security and labor codes. In 1918, B R Ambedkar wrote, 'If we succeed in sponging off our labour in non- agricultural...   Read More

Highlights

  • 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

  • Biggest caste survey: One in four Indians admit to practising untouchability

    Sixty-four years after caste untouchability was abolished by the Constitution more than a fourth of Indians say they continue to practise it in some form in their homes the biggest ever survey of its kind has revealed. Those who admit to practising untouchability belong to virtually every religious and caste group including Muslims Scheduled Castes...   Read More

  • Arranging a marriage: how India does it

    New numbers shed light on what the typical Indian marriage looks like   I wrote last week on inter-caste marriage and how just five per cent of women in the National Council of Applied Economic Research’s (NCAER) pan-India survey said that theirs had been an inter-caste marriage. The numbers got me thinking about arranged marriage...   Read More

  • Just 5% of Indian marriages are inter-caste: survey

    30 per cent of rural and 20 per cent of urban households said they practised untouchability   Just five per cent of Indians said they had married a person from a different caste says the first direct estimate of inter-caste marriages in India.   The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) conducted by the National Council...   Read More

  • The Economic Times: NCAER lowers India GDP growth forecast for this year to 5%

    NEW DELHI: The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has lowered India's GDP growth forecast to 5 per cent in the current financial year on weak economical fundamentals and uncertainties in growth prospects.    The economic think-tank in its earlier projection had suggested that the Indian economy was likely to grow at 5.7 per...   Read More