Discussion on Budget at VIT conclave sees mixed reactions

“There are nine crore people in the country who are earning less than $1 a day. The government should come out with policies to make people to come out of poverty,” said chancellor of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) G Viswanathan. Continue Reading

Central government’s economic survey pegs growth at 7%

The government today pegged the growth rate for the current fiscal at 7 per cent, marginally up from the five-year low of 6.8 per cent recorded in the previous fiscal. Continue Reading

Budget focus: Agri, NBFC & MSME sectors require urgent attention

According to State Bank of India’s special research report on budget for ANM (agriculture, NBFC and MSME) and “measured” fiscal consolidation, the NBFC and MSME sectors require urgent attention in the upcoming budget. Continue Reading

Full-time fiscal stability council needed: Planning Commission Ex-Dep Chairman

A full-time professional fiscal stability council could be a major institutional reform needed for 8 per cent growth, said Former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India, Montek Singh Ahluwalia at Budget Meet 2019 – an annual post-budget analysis conducted by United Way in Chennai recently.
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