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  • Can India implement Universal Basic Income? Jan 30, 2018 03:35 PM IST

    Can India implement Universal Basic Income?

    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.

  • Economic Survey 2018 underlines growth of domestic aviation sector, India the fastest growing market Jan 29, 2018 11:08 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018 underlines growth of domestic aviation sector, India the fastest growing market

    Domestic passenger departures grew 23.5% in 2016-17, as compared to 3.3% in the US and 10.7% in China.

  • Low tax collection at panchayats a challenge to fiscal federalism: Survey Jan 29, 2018 09:20 PM IST

    Low tax collection at panchayats a challenge to fiscal federalism: Survey

    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.

  • Economic Survey 2018 a reflection on govt's commitment to development: Bibek Debroy Jan 29, 2018 08:52 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018 a reflection on govt's commitment to development: Bibek Debroy

    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.

  • Watch — Economic Survey 2018 fineprint Jan 29, 2018 08:02 PM IST

    Watch — Economic Survey 2018 fineprint

    Key highlights of the Economic Survey 2017-18.

  • Economic Survey 2018 Highlights: Forex earnings from tourism jump 20.8% in 2017 Jan 29, 2018 07:52 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018 Highlights: Forex earnings from tourism jump 20.8% in 2017

    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.

  • Economic Survey 2018: Strong policies and institutions for supporting inclusive growth should be govt’s top priority Jan 29, 2018 07:15 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: Strong policies and institutions for supporting inclusive growth should be govt’s top priority

    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.

  • Telcos under stress due to debt pile, tariff war: Economic Survey Jan 29, 2018 07:10 PM IST

    Telcos under stress due to debt pile, tariff war: Economic Survey

    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.

  • Economic Survey 2018: Government keen to double farm income by 2022 Jan 29, 2018 07:03 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: Government keen to double farm income by 2022

    The agriculture sector in India is experiencing structural changes which are opening up new challenges and opportunities

  • 'New found' respect for India globally: President Kovind Jan 29, 2018 06:55 PM IST

    'New found' respect for India globally: President Kovind

    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.

  • Economic Survey 2018: Claims worth Rs 3.13 lakh cr under insolvency proceedings Jan 29, 2018 06:41 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: Claims worth Rs 3.13 lakh cr under insolvency proceedings

    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).

  • India needs $4.5 trillion by 2040 to develop Infra: Economic Survey Jan 29, 2018 05:58 PM IST

    India needs $4.5 trillion by 2040 to develop Infra: Economic Survey

    It said the current trend shows that India can meet around USD 3.9 trillion infrastructure investment out of USD 4.5 trillion.

  • Economic Survey 2018: Implementation of IBC process to be key determinant of growth Jan 29, 2018 05:56 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: Implementation of IBC process to be key determinant of growth

    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

  • Economic Survey 2018: Rising NPAs of housing loans disbursed by public banks and HFCs a cause of concern Jan 29, 2018 05:54 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: Rising NPAs of housing loans disbursed by public banks and HFCs a cause of concern

    Private Equity funds and financial institutions replace banks as the largest source of funding to the sector

  • Railways' freight traffic declining on non-competitive tariff: Economic Survey Jan 29, 2018 05:50 PM IST

    Railways' freight traffic declining on non-competitive tariff: Economic Survey

    While the passenger fare had remained more or less flat, the freight fare has gone up sharply over the years.

  • Economic Survey 2018: Real estate and construction to create over 1.5 crore jobs over next five years Jan 29, 2018 05:45 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: Real estate and construction to create over 1.5 crore jobs over next five years

    Real estate and construction together, is the second largest employment provider in the country, next only to agriculture.

  • Economic Survey 2018: India should leverage artificial intelligence, blockchain for future growth Jan 29, 2018 05:35 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: India should leverage artificial intelligence, blockchain for future growth

    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

  • Economic Survey 2018: NPAs in highway projects rise to 20% in 2017 Jan 29, 2018 05:31 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: NPAs in highway projects rise to 20% in 2017

    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.

  • Economic Survey 2018: Residential sales and new launches witness a declining trend Jan 29, 2018 05:28 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: Residential sales and new launches witness a declining trend

    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

  • Economic Survey 2018: More women than men take benefit of MNREGA, still remain ‘most disadvantaged’ Jan 29, 2018 05:07 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: More women than men take benefit of MNREGA, still remain ‘most disadvantaged’

    According to Economic Survey 2018, approximately 4.6 crore households were given employment under MGNREGA, of which 54 percent were taken up by women

  • Economic Survey 2018: Here are a few facts from the latest survey Jan 29, 2018 05:06 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: Here are a few facts from the latest survey

    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.

  • Market starts week at record close; Sensex up 233 pts, Nifty above 11,100 after Economic Survey 2018 Jan 29, 2018 04:42 PM IST

    Market starts week at record close; Sensex up 233 pts, Nifty above 11,100 after Economic Survey 2018

    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.

  • Between numbers, Arvind Subramanian captures prose of Economic Survey in poetry Jan 29, 2018 04:34 PM IST

    Between numbers, Arvind Subramanian captures prose of Economic Survey in poetry

    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

  • Economic Survey 2018: Pause in general fiscal consolidation cannot be ruled out Jan 29, 2018 04:23 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2018: Pause in general fiscal consolidation cannot be ruled out

    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.

  • Govt may stick with 3% fiscal deficit target for FY19: NITI Aayog Jan 29, 2018 04:19 PM IST

    Govt may stick with 3% fiscal deficit target for FY19: NITI Aayog

    Budget could outline a different approach to agriculture with focus on raising farmer incomes, raising outputs, said Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.

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