Archived Articles (August 2019)

  • Viewpoint: Maharashtra's trillion dollar economy

    MEDC | 26 AUG,2019

      Maharashtra’s growth story is intertwined with that of India’s. Maharashtra can contribute to the nation’s growth story by achieving a trillion dolla... Read more

  • Maharashtra's Water Management

    MEDC | 26 AUG,2019

      Maharashtra ranked ninth in the latest Niti Aayog ranking of Indian states and Union Territories vis-à-vis their water management practices. This is an area nee... Read more

  • Missing the bus

    MEDC | 26 AUG,2019

      Many economic challenges have arisen to the forefront in the recent past. The productivity of the banking sector (especially the public sector banks) is falling. Most ... Read more

  • Economic slowdown looming

    MEDC | 26 AUG,2019

      The Indian economy is fragmented in most sectors. There is no global scale and so efficiency gains remain meagre and underutilized. That is why we have not profited fr... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Time to Reflect

    MEDC | 19 AUG,2019

      As India celebrates 72 years of independence this week, we should not remain stuck in past glory. A lot has been achieved in terms of socioeconomic progress, but much ... Read more

  • Improving monetary transmission

    MEDC | 19 AUG,2019

      Unlike in the developed world (except Japan and Germany) where the primary source of money borrowed by domestic entrepreneurs is the capital market, in India it still ... Read more

  • Reviving animal spirits

    MEDC | 19 AUG,2019

      The government has put in place some long-term economic strategies to enhance competitiveness. They include the scrapping of many outdated laws. However, much more nee... Read more

  • Reversing economic slowdown

    MEDC | 19 AUG,2019

      India’s growth slowed to 5.8% in the January-March quarter, along with global growth which has also declined in the wake of the ongoing global trade war between ... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Climate Change and India

    MEDC | 12 AUG,2019

      Unprecedented flooding in much of the country is becoming increasingly common. In Maharashtra, both Sangli and Kolhapur have been badly affected, with hundreds being d... Read more

  • Interlinking of rivers

    MEDC | 12 AUG,2019

      With floods ravaging large parts of India and drought looming large over much of the other, the prospect of interlinking of rivers looks increasingly attractive. Howev... Read more

  • Reviving domestic demand

    MEDC | 12 AUG,2019

      Rural investment holds the key to the revival of the economy. The focus has to be on those at the bottom of the pyramid – the socioeconomically marginalized, who... Read more

  • Rate cuts continue

    MEDC | 12 AUG,2019

      With an unconventional repo rate cut of 35 basis points, the RBI has shown that it means business. Undertaken primarily to increase the credit flow to certain key sect... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Enhancing India's investor-friendliness

    MEDC | 05 AUG,2019

      Enhancing India’s attractiveness as an FDI destination is all about focusing on the age-old issues – simplification of labour laws, infrastructure developm... Read more

  • Entrepreneurship in India

    MEDC | 05 AUG,2019

      The suicide of a leading Indian businessman this week, has raised an important question: Are we being fair to our entrepreneurs? The fact is that India is a country wi... Read more

  • India's shift to clean fuels

    MEDC | 05 AUG,2019

      The Union Budget has given many incentives to promote the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in India. This has not come a day too soon considering how much environmental ... Read more



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