Economic News

  • Viewpoint: Rebooting the economy

    MEDC | 25 OCT,2020

      The Finance Minister has wisely kept open the option of another fiscal stimulus for the current financial year. It would be primarily in the way of increasing governme... Read more

  • MSMEs and the bond market

    MEDC | 25 OCT,2020

      With the ending of their moratorium, banks are bracing for a big jump in their NPAs and so would be reluctant to commit themselves to any more risky funding from the s... Read more

  • Rationalise tariff

    MEDC | 25 OCT,2020

      Policymakers have done well in keeping a sunset date for high import tariffs on electronic products like mobile phones and TVs. Artificial value addition behind high t... Read more

  • Empower Digital India

    MEDC | 25 OCT,2020

      Technological obsolescence in government services cannot be an excuse for limiting Digital India’s footprint. In this context, the regulatory framework also has ... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Sowing the Seeds of Food Security

    MEDC | 18 OCT,2020

      World Food Day, observed on October 16, is an opportunity to reaffirm our global commitment to healthy and affordable diets to all Indians through bold vision and swif... Read more

  • Navigating the recovery process

    MEDC | 18 OCT,2020

      The RBI Governor has expressed confidence in the ability of the economy to reboundsoon from its current slump. The new monetary policy committee (MPC) and RBI have cor... Read more

  • MSP and the Indian farmer

    MEDC | 18 OCT,2020

      Protection of the MSP is at the core of the protests launched by Indian farmers against the three farm bills passed recently by Parliament. While farmers in some parts... Read more

  • Holistic development and rural India

    MEDC | 18 OCT,2020

      Pushing rural communities to meet the government’s set of visions and goals might not create much impact on rural lives. But, if community members express what t... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The After-effects of Covid

    MEDC | 12 OCT,2020

      The World Bank has estimated that in the coming year up to 150 million people are likely to be pushed into extreme poverty due to the pandemic, and countries will need... Read more

  • India's changing education system

    MEDC | 12 OCT,2020

      With most parents unwilling to send their children back to school, it is obvious that large-scale online education is here to stay even if the government does allow sc... Read more

  • Costs of doing business

    MEDC | 12 OCT,2020

      Despite India climbing steadily in the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings, there are still many business irritants needing immediate attention. India&r... Read more

  • India's recovering economy

    MEDC | 12 OCT,2020

      As economic activity resumes, some workplaces have started restoring their employees’ salaries in a graded manner to achieve pre-Covid levels before the end of t... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Getting back on track

    MEDC | 04 OCT,2020

      It is now over six months since the national lockdown was imposed. The unique economic experience of that period can provide us important insights for navigating the t... Read more

  • India's unpredictable monsoon

    MEDC | 04 OCT,2020

      The Southwest monsoon season has ended by recording 9% more rainfall than the normal. This makes it the second consecutive year of above-normal rainfall, something tha... Read more

  • Necessary farm reforms

    MEDC | 04 OCT,2020

      The liberalization of agricultural markets undertaken by the government is timely. Even though protests have erupted at various places, they represent largely the mino... Read more



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