Economic News

  • Viewpoint: A New Learning Curve

    MEDC | 09 AUG,2020

      India’s National Education Policy (NEP) is a genuine attempt to infuse some fresh thinking into an outdated instruction system. The NEP’s focus on innovati... Read more

  • Covid-19 and common sense

    MEDC | 09 AUG,2020

      The number of Covid-19 infections are rising exponentially. Against this backdrop it is worth asking whether enforceable laws are more effective than social norms. Aft... Read more

  • Boosting Agritech Startups

    MEDC | 09 AUG,2020

       In India’s Covid-19 affected economy, the farm sector remains one of the few bright spots. Naturally, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are rushing in ... Read more

  • Calculated Monetary Policy

    MEDC | 09 AUG,2020

      The RBI has done well by leaving policy rates unchanged. With a contraction in economic growth expected this fiscal year, that is a pragmatic way to infuse liquidity i... Read more

  • Viewpoint: National Education Policy

    MEDC | 02 AUG,2020

      India’s first National Education Policy (NEP) in 28 years does have some new and interesting features but the acid test of its efficacy will lie in its implement... Read more

  • Lifting the lockdown

    MEDC | 02 AUG,2020

      Most parts of India continue to remain under lockdowns imposed by their respective state governments. Sooner or later, these lockdowns will have to be lifted. The econ... Read more

  • India's rising air pollution

    MEDC | 02 AUG,2020

      Air pollution is the greatest threat to human life, even more than the pandemic. And nowhere is this more true than in India, and it will continue to remain so in the ... Read more

  • Renewed global uncertainties

    MEDC | 02 AUG,2020

       The global economy faces a renewed bout of uncertainty. The American economy, in particular, is struggling as Covid-19 spreads rapidly across various parts of th... Read more

  • Viewpoint: India's Digital Future

    MEDC | 26 JUL,2020

      Thanks to Covid-19, work from home has become a reality for most people (especially white collar employees) throughout the country. This paradigm shift is going to nec... Read more

  • Deliver localized solutions

    MEDC | 26 JUL,2020

      The Prime Minister has correctly emphasised the need to be vocal for local. But, unless we are able to deliver localized solutions that produce long-lasting results, i... Read more

  • Enhance infrastructure spending

    MEDC | 26 JUL,2020

      Pursuing the path of Atmanirbhar Bharat is going to necessitate an upward movement in infrastructure spending. The pandemic has led to a moderation in domestic demand,... Read more

  • Restore cities to normalcy

    MEDC | 26 JUL,2020

      Millions of migrants left cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore to their ancestral homes as the lockdown began and economic opportunities dried up. However, in recen... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Covid-19 and Indian Agriculture

    MEDC | 20 JUL,2020

      It is generally believed that Indian agriculture has not been much affected by Covid-19. However, that isn’t entirely true. While the output of crops has been la... Read more

  • Dealing with NPAs

    MEDC | 20 JUL,2020

      The re-imposition of lockdown in various parts of India will affect the normalization of economic activity in the country. As a result, the ability of borrowers to rep... Read more

  • Streamlining trade policy

    MEDC | 20 JUL,2020

      The government is pursuing the path of Atmanirbhar Bharat, or self-reliant India, but various official pronouncements about raising India’s profile as an investm... Read more



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