14% of India’s population is undernourished: Survey

The recent National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reportedly showed that despite economic growth during the last few years in India, 14 per cent of India’s population is undernourished. Continue Reading

RBI likely to retain interest rates on inflation concerns

The Reserve Bank is likely to keep the benchmark interest rates unchanged in its next monetary policy review in view of heightened retail inflation which has persistently remained above its comfort level, feel experts. Continue Reading

Editorial: Budget, set, go

Starting today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will begin the customary pre-Budget consultation exercise, during which she will seek inputs from various stakeholders including industry bodies, farmer organisations and economists for reviving consumption and boosting growth. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu Governor launches 7th economic census in Chennai

India, the largest democracy in the world is well poised for economic growth, said Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Continue Reading

India, US can contribute to building more peaceful, stable world: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left on a week-long visit to the United States yesterday, expressed confidence that his visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader. Continue Reading

Borrowers’ sorrow

In his Ramayana, poet Kambar, when describing ten-headed Ravana’s deeply disturbed disposition, equates it to that of a man in debt (kadan pattaar nenjam pol …). Aeons after Ravana and centuries since Kambar, debt continues to reign over and ruin the lives of individuals, families and businesses. But paradoxically, even if debt is death, you cannot live without it either, in these leveraged times. Small wonder that overdoses of this lifeline can turn fatal. Continue Reading