Archived Articles (March 2021)

  • Viewpoint: Lessons from the Lockdowns

    MEDC | 28 MAR,2021

      A full year has passed since the first complete lockdown was imposed in Mumbai and many parts of Maharashtra. That was a necessary step. Without appropriate governme... Read more

  • Introducing digital currency

    MEDC | 28 MAR,2021

      There is no need to be overawed by cryptocurrencies. They use massive amounts of electric power, not just for their mining, but also for maintaining their sprawl of le... Read more

  • Strengthening the banking sector

    MEDC | 28 MAR,2021

      Some major banking sector reforms have been announced in Budget 2020-21. They include the setting up of a Bad Bank, in which banks can offload their NPAs, the formatio... Read more

  • Ensuring robust growth

    MEDC | 28 MAR,2021

      The RBI Governor has said that the second wave of Covid now upon us will not derail growth. That is, indeed, a morale-booster. With over 50,000 new cases, many parts o... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Healthcare in Rural Communities

    MEDC | 21 MAR,2021

      Maharashtra continues to reside in its rural areas. In the wake of the pandemic, protecting lives and health therein is the need of the hour. As a new wave of Covid ... Read more

  • India's shrinking middle-class

    MEDC | 21 MAR,2021

      According to a Pew Centre Research Report, the pandemic may have shrunk India’s middle-class population by 32 million. The report, based on an analysis of World ... Read more

  • Reforming labour laws

    MEDC | 21 MAR,2021

      Labour laws in India tend to stifle workplace productivity and employment generation, at least in the formal sector. That does not bode well for sustainableeconomic gr... Read more

  • Rationalizing e-commerce policy

    MEDC | 21 MAR,2021

      The formulation of a national e-commerce policy is a welcome step to boosting India’s retail industry. An equitable policy, convincing foreign companies that the... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Maharashtra Economic Survey 2020-21

    MEDC | 14 MAR,2021

      Maharashtra is not just a geographical region, but a distinct sociocultural entity built upon the collective efforts of its ethnically heterogeneous people. Maharash... Read more

  • Tackling the fiscal deficit

    MEDC | 14 MAR,2021

      As per a recent SBI analysis, India’s combined federal and states’ Budget gap in the current fiscal year will reach 12.7%. This will be due largely to incr... Read more

  • Asset monetization and infra growth

    MEDC | 14 MAR,2021

      Asset monetization involves creation of new sources of public revenue by unlocking of the value of hitherto unutilized or underutilized government assets. Monetizing t... Read more

  • Rising growth projections

    MEDC | 14 MAR,2021

      The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has raised its projection for India’s economic growth rate by 4.7 percentage points at 12.6% for... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The economics of vaccination

    MEDC | 07 MAR,2021

      India has embarked on of the world’s most ambitious vaccination programmes. With vaccines now available to citizens with comorbidities aged above 45, and also th... Read more

  • A strategic privatization

    MEDC | 07 MAR,2021

      In most modern economies, privatization plays a significant role in improving the competencies of enterprises. In India, a strategic privatization will facilitate reso... Read more

  • Growth though logistics infrastructure

    MEDC | 07 MAR,2021

      As long as India’s logistics infrastructure remains what it is, it will be difficult to achieve economic competitiveness. Indian roads, in particular, are notori... Read more



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