Economic News

  • Viewpoint: Build resilient infrastructure

    MEDC | 09 MAY,2022

      The world is being increasingly affected by environmental disasters, and recurring cyclones on the eastern coast of India are testimony to it. To this end, the build... Read more

  • Manage wheat prices

    MEDC | 09 MAY,2022

      Wheat is the world's most important dietary source of calories, and it is now at the focal point of the rising global anxiety about food inflation. Wheat prices worldw... Read more

  • Maintain export growth

    MEDC | 09 MAY,2022

      Policymakers need to ensure that India's most value-added exports (viz. engineering and electronic goods) witness sustained growth, and that this dynamism spreads to l... Read more

  • RBI and policy normalization

    MEDC | 09 MAY,2022

      In its latest policy announcement, RBI surprised the market with a repo rate hike of 40 basis points. It seems that the monetary policy committee (MPC) has finally dec... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Urbanization as a growth driver

    MEDC | 01 MAY,2022

      Urbanization has the potential to be the single most important determinant of socioeconomic growth in India in the coming years and decades. In terms of sheer number... Read more

  • Data and Indian Agriculture

    MEDC | 01 MAY,2022

      For decades, water, fertiliser and pesticide have been the standard agricultural inputs in India. It is now time to add data to that list. Satellites, drones and AI de... Read more

  • Controlling food inflation

    MEDC | 01 MAY,2022

      Inflation is an emotive matter in India, and food inflation even more so. India's wheat and edible oil markets are now influenced by international events through trade... Read more

  • Strengthening supply chains

    MEDC | 01 MAY,2022

      The Prime Minister aptly said that India can be a key player in the global semiconductor supply chain, and that the country is an attractive investor destination for s... Read more

  • Viewpoint: India's traditional medicine systems

    MEDC | 24 APR,2022

      The establishment of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India (at Jamnagar) will usher in a new global era of traditional medicine. It is unfortunate ... Read more

  • Emphasize horticulture

    MEDC | 24 APR,2022

      The southwest monsoon forecast this year brings a mixed message for Indian farmers. It is a wake-up call for our agriculture. Apart from the Ukrainian crisis, the risi... Read more

  • Urbanization and competitiveness

    MEDC | 24 APR,2022

      Urbanization acts as a driver of economic growth and development by fostering competitiveness. Urban competitiveness implies the ability of cities to create resilient ... Read more

  • Structural changes to GST

    MEDC | 24 APR,2022

      The GST system needs careful tweaking to maximize its effectiveness. The need of the hour is not just revenue collection, but stability and simplification of the syste... Read more

  • Viewpoint: India's complex macroeconomic environment

    MEDC | 17 APR,2022

      As the K-shaped economic recovery of Covid gradually begins to take hold, and the likelihood of complete vaccination throughout India looms on the horizon, there is ... Read more

  • Smoothen power supply

    MEDC | 17 APR,2022

      This year's summer is predicted to be particularly harsh, with temperatures in many parts of Maharashtra already crossing 400 C. Several states are reporting power sho... Read more

  • Boost nutrition security

    MEDC | 17 APR,2022

      The government's decision to supply fortified rice across India is a welcome move to address nutrition security. Malnutrition affects the physical and mental health of... Read more



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