The government should set an example to the private sector on corporate governance
PSUs believe that they too enjoy immunity in much the same way as the government does
Opinion | Petty graft could sabotage water and waste management, and the PM’s biggest schemes
Once waste management is introduced, and water contamination is taken care of, India will witness considerably reduced expenditure on health-related diseases.
Budget 2019 | From power to powerlessness: Risks are real
The Budget should have out-of-the box solutions or should allow the old system of subsidies and money distribution to continue.
Opinion | Efficient dispute redressal system a must to boost FDI
With rising political pressure to create more jobs, which in turn require more spending on infrastructure and industry, foreign direct investment (FDI) becomes all the more critical. The government is justified in protecting its interests, but that should not come at the expense of investors feeling shortchanged.
Opinion | Central banks embark on a gold rush, should you?
Between 2010-19 total gold purchased by central banks was 3,560.28 tonnes.
Comment | India needs to be more ambitious about rooftop solar
The 100 GW target for overall solar power is woefully short of India’s potential which is estimated at 748.98 GW.
Opinion | The value of strengthening India-Russia relations
India needs Russia as it is one of the very few countries that has transferred defence technology to India.
Opinion | Interim Budget: Great for elections, but worrisome for the economy
The real worry is the absence of incentives for job creation
Opinion | How the govt has left the solar sector in darkness
Most state grids are near bankrupt and cannot pay for the ever-increasing subsidy amounts doled out. Once the elections are over, they will have no option but to stop these freebies.
Opinion | Brace yourself for an economic slowdown
India will witness barely any growth in 2019, and its economy could see a negative if the recent downgrading of its GDP growth numbers from 7.5% to 7.2% turn out to be true.
Opinion | Indian Railways is headed for big trouble
Looking at some of Nitin Gadkari's ideas would be a good place to start to fix railways' problems.
Opinion | Govt must not look the other way at these rat-hole mines
The Meghalaya mining disaster shows how India has woken up again to the proliferation of illegal mining.
Opinion | Govt missing the big picture in its electric vehicle policy
The push for electric mobility charging stations will first be rolled out in cities with a population of greater than 4 million. The rollout means that after much waiting and uncertainty, India will finally have public electric charging stations.
Opinion | There are no winners in farm loan waivers
Farm loan waivers represent bad economics, bad banking and promote the wrong type of social values. They end up hurting farmers
Opinion | Brace for economic slowdown after 2019 Lok Sabha polls
An economic slowdown could be bad news for India. It could stymie the nascent recovery in gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) seen in the last couple of quarters
Opinion | Russia could be the next big market for Indian labour as low oil prices depress the Gulf
As oil prices soften, there are fears that job creation in the Middle East will decline, and India could lose some workers there.
Opinion | India consolidates its position in outsourcing business
In order to ensure that US immigration rules do not blunt the growth of this industry, it has already begun seeking new markets in Continental Europe, Japan, China and Africa.
Opinion | Strained finances of stressed thermal assets: Who'll bell the cat?
The idea is good, but the big question is whether such a law can be passed
Opinion | Quick MSME loans can bear fruit, but interest rate subsidy is a bad idea
Banks are already weakened by bad loans. Concessional interest rates and forcing them to increase their allocation of funds to MSMEs from the existing 20-25 percent is not a wise way of strengthening the banking sector
Opinion | Solar alliance can match OPEC only if ground rules are modified
If India has to become a major force in the solar power space, it must first begin to deregulate the power generation and power distribution sectors even further.
Opinion | Why discom losses continue to hurt despite Modi govt's UDAY scheme
India will have to find out ways to cope with an Rs 4.8 lakh crore debt burden in the power sector. This, however, is most likely to be taken up by the new government formed after the 2019 general elections
Opinion | Slum creation is a mammoth scam across Indian cities and towns
Slum formation and protection is nothing short of demographic tinkering on the one hand, and buying votes on the other
Opinion | Why Modi govt's push for ethanol as cheaper fuel is not good for India
There are five reasons why the push for ethanol is not as good as it sounds.
Opinion | India must turn to rooftop solar power to exorcise the ghosts of unemployment
Several indicators project a grim picture of the rate of unemployment in India. Focusing on rooftop solar power could be the answer.
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