Economic News

  • Governance and Corporate Reforms

    MEDC | 18 MAY,2020

      Government is working on a mission mode on the next phase of Ease of Doing Business Reforms relating to easy registration of property, fast disposal of commercial di... Read more

  • Industrial and Social Infrastructure

    MEDC | 18 MAY,2020

      Scheme will be implemented in states through Challenge mode for Industrial Cluster Upgradation of common infrastructure facilities and connectivity. Policy reforms ... Read more

  • Agriculture and Allied Occupations

    MEDC | 18 MAY,2020

      Financing facility of Rs. one lakh crore will be provided for funding Agriculture Infrastructure Projects at farm-gate and aggregation points (Primary Agricultural C... Read more

  • Farmers and Rural Economy

    MEDC | 18 MAY,2020

      Support of Rs. 4,200 crore provided under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund to states during March 2020 for rural infrastructure. This will help provide the nece... Read more

  • MSMEs and Taxation

    MEDC | 18 MAY,2020

      There will be a Rs. 50,000 crore equity infusion for MSMEs through Fund of Funds (FoF). The FoF will be operated through a Mother Fund and a few daughter funds. The ... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Reviving MSMEs

    MEDC | 11 MAY,2020

    The need of the hour is for the government to swiftly come out with a rescue package for MSMEs. It is the small scale sector which is the worst affected by the prolonged lockd... Read more

  • Extending the lockdown

    MEDC | 11 MAY,2020

    The government’s decision to extend the nationwide lockdown up to May 17 is understandable from the medical perspective. Covid-19 is spreading rapidly in India, and we c... Read more

  • Policy and the 80:20 principle

    MEDC | 11 MAY,2020

    The 80:20 rule states that 80% (or, the clear majority) of outcomes result from 20% (or, the clear minority) of causes. This could be applied to tackling the Covid menace by f... Read more

  • Formulating economic strategy

    MEDC | 11 MAY,2020

    The country has been in lockdown mode since March 24, and the chasm between Bharat and India is widening. Urban India is badly affected by Covid-19 and it is rural Bharat that... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Promoting industrial investment

    MEDC | 04 MAY,2020

    Rightly or wrongly, there has been an upsurge of global emotion against China for its handling of the Covid-19 crisis. Global efforts are on to create reliable supply chains o... Read more

  • Handling the economy

    MEDC | 04 MAY,2020

    Both the economy and the markets are plummeting. An inevitable global recession is staring us in the face. The IMF in its World Economic Outlook (April 2020) has projected tha... Read more

  • China's loss can be India's gain

    MEDC | 04 MAY,2020

    The pandemic situation has provided India a unique opportunity to promote its manufacturing sector globally. As more and more manufacturers look to shift their base from China... Read more

  • Changing economic priorities

    MEDC | 04 MAY,2020

    Just as the global financial crisis of 2008 led to a relook at many aspects of economic theory and policy, so should the present situation. To begin with, environmental and cl... Read more

  • Viewpoint: India as a global investment destination

    MEDC | 27 APR,2020

    Many countries have started withdrawing their investments from China following Covid-19. There is thus, an increasing possibility of China losing its global tag of preferred m... Read more

  • Facing the fear factor

    MEDC | 27 APR,2020

    The government has acted wisely in allowing select businesses to resume operations in specifically designated areas from April 20. However, a strong fear factor continues to p... Read more



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