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Budget 2021-22: A passing grade

Assessing the 2021-22 Union Budget, Bhaskar Dutta argues that while there are several positive features, the overall thrust is disappointing because it does not address the needs of the poor.

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Budget 2021-22: A macroeconomic overview

Providing a macroeconomic overview of the Union Budget 2021-22, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha and Sharmadha Srinivasan contend that it is based on realistic assumptions of nominal GDP growth, is reasonably ai...

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Farm laws: Roadmap for agricultural marketing privatisation

Focussing on the essence of the farm laws, which purportedly seek to promote free market competition in agricultural marketing, Dilip Mookherjee emphasises the need for reform of APMC (Agricultural P...

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व्यवहार एवं व्यक्तित्व लक्षणों में जातिगत अंतर: विश्वविद्यालय के छात्रों का एक अध्ययन

यद्यपि कई अध्ययनों में जातियों में स्वास्थ्य और शैक्षिक परिणामों में अंतर की जांच की गई है, लेकिन व्यावहारिक प्राथमिकताओं और व्यक्तित्व लक्षणों में जातिगत अंतर पर बहुत कम साक्ष्‍य उपलब्‍ध हैं। दिल्ली ...

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Budget 2021-22: Over-reliance on infrastructure investment to spur growth?

Commenting on the strong infrastructure push in the 2021-22 Budget, Sarmistha Pal argues that an emphasis on investment in infrastructure may not necessarily bring India out of the current economic re...

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Budget 2021-22: Missed opportunity for increasing tax collection

Examining income tax announcements of Budget 2021-22 with a broader perspective, Gurbachan Singh highlights the need to increase tax collection in India in a gradual and careful but sustained manner. ...

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कृषि श्रमिकों का निकास और पराली का जलना

यद्यपि श्रमिकों का कम उत्‍पादकता वाले क्षेत्रों से उच्च उत्पादकता वाले क्षेत्रों की ओर स्‍थानांतरित होने की प्रक्रिया को आर्थिक विकास के लिए महत्वपूर्ण माना जाता है, लेकिन इसके पर्यावरण पर पड़ने वाले ...

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What can we learn about Swachh Bharat Mission from NFHS-5 factsheets?

Swachh Bharat Mission was introduced by Government of India in 2014 to eliminate open defecation. Based on data from the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS)-5 factsheets, this article shows that ...

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Budget 2021-22: A gender lens

Examining the 2021-22 union budget through a gender lens, Nalini Gulati discusses what the budget does – and does not do – for women in the Indian economy, particularly with respect to the digital pus...

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An assessment of policy performance under the current regime

Commenting on the recent policy paper by Subramanian-Felman, Maitreesh Ghatak discusses why – looking at the same numbers – he would tend to be less generous in his grades for the performance of polic...

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Fiscal rules during the Covid-19 pandemic

Several countries have amended their fiscal rules to provide for additional public spending, in order to revive their economies that have been adversely hit by the pandemic. This post examines the fis...

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The Indian economy and policymaking: Towards ‘openness’

Providing his perspective on the recent policy paper by Subramanian and Felman, Nirvikar Singh contends that more emphasis is needed on financial reforms and innovation, addressing India’s export slow...

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