Jan 30, 2018 03:35 PM IST
In developing countries, the unconditional direct cash transfer scheme is looked at as a poverty alleviation programme. The cash is directly deposited in the beneficiaries' bank account, no questions asked.
- Jan 29, 2018 11:08 PM IST
Domestic passenger departures grew 23.5% in 2016-17, as compared to 3.3% in the US and 10.7% in China.
- Jan 29, 2018 09:20 PM IST
In rural Kerala and Karnataka, which are ahead of others in devolving powers to panchayats, the house tax revenue collection is only one-third of the potential.
- Jan 29, 2018 08:52 PM IST
Debroy, according to a release, endorsed the pick-up in growth highlighted in the survey, but was of the view that in 2018-19 the real GDP growth rate is likely to be closer to 7.5 per cent rather than 7 per cent.
- Jan 29, 2018 08:02 PM IST
Key highlights of the Economic Survey 2017-18.
- Jan 29, 2018 07:52 PM IST
The finance minister has tabled the Economic Survey in Parliament. The Survey pegs FY19 GDP growth at 7-7.5% and cites current high oil prices as a major concern. Stay tuned for more.
- Jan 29, 2018 07:15 PM IST
Being a developing economy, there is not enough fiscal space to increase the expenditure on critical social infrastructure like education and health in India, it said.
- Jan 29, 2018 07:10 PM IST
The survey, in an apparent reference to Reliance Jio, said that low-cost data services by a new entrant has disrupted the market and the revenue of incumbent players has fallen.
- Jan 29, 2018 07:03 PM IST
The agriculture sector in India is experiencing structural changes which are opening up new challenges and opportunities
- Jan 29, 2018 06:55 PM IST
In his address to both the Houses of Parliament, President Kovind described the inclusion of India in the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group as an "important" achievement.
- Jan 29, 2018 06:41 PM IST
The Economic Survey 2017-18, tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament, further said that of the 11 companies under the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP).
- Jan 29, 2018 05:58 PM IST
It said the current trend shows that India can meet around USD 3.9 trillion infrastructure investment out of USD 4.5 trillion.
- Jan 29, 2018 05:56 PM IST
India will grow at 7 to 7.5 percent in 2018-19 and 6.75 percent this fiscal, the Survey said in an upbeat forecast, thereby re-instating India as the world’s fastest growing major economy
- Jan 29, 2018 05:54 PM IST
Private Equity funds and financial institutions replace banks as the largest source of funding to the sector
- Jan 29, 2018 05:50 PM IST
While the passenger fare had remained more or less flat, the freight fare has gone up sharply over the years.
- Jan 29, 2018 05:45 PM IST
Real estate and construction together, is the second largest employment provider in the country, next only to agriculture.
- Jan 29, 2018 05:35 PM IST
It suggested six key areas that can be taken up as national missions to promote India’s R&D capabilities, i.e. National Mission on Cyber Physical Systems,national missions on dark matter, genomics, energy storage systems, mathematics and agriculture
- Jan 29, 2018 05:31 PM IST
One of the glaring observations made by the Survey pointed out that roads sector witnessed an increase in Non-Performing Asset (NPA) to 20.3 percent as of September 2017.
- Jan 29, 2018 05:28 PM IST
Real estate sector continues to grapple with the impact of two structural reforms - the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 and the Goods and Services Act
- Jan 29, 2018 05:07 PM IST
According to Economic Survey 2018, approximately 4.6 crore households were given employment under MGNREGA, of which 54 percent were taken up by women
- Jan 29, 2018 05:06 PM IST
The Economic Survey 2017-2018 pointed at several key developments in the Indian economy in the past year. Here's a glimpse of a few of them.
- Jan 29, 2018 04:42 PM IST
HDFC Group, technology and auto stocks helped the market close higher whereas the selling in ITC, ICICI Bank, Airtel, PSU oil & gas and select pharma stocks capped gains.
- Jan 29, 2018 04:34 PM IST
In these surcharged days of Padmaavat, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian takes refuge in the sobering metaphors of Manoj Kumar’s Upkaar, T.S. Eliot, Tulasidas, Keynes, Shakespeare and Tagore to reinforce arguments and wow his audience
- Jan 29, 2018 04:23 PM IST
The government had pegged the fiscal deficit target at 3.2 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the financial year 2017-18, ensuring adherence to the path of fiscal consolidation, without compromising on public investment.
- Jan 29, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Budget could outline a different approach to agriculture with focus on raising farmer incomes, raising outputs, said Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.