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  • Govt confident of doubling farmers income by 2022 Mar 03, 2020 09:02 PM IST

    Govt confident of doubling farmers income by 2022

    Chaudhary said a number of schemes have been launched towards fulfilling this goal, and budget allocation for the sector has also been increased substantially for the next fiscal.

  • Budget 2020 may set off a virtuous growth cycle Jan 30, 2020 09:49 AM IST

    Budget 2020 may set off a virtuous growth cycle

    The Budget proposals should aim at supporting private investments and government’s own capex spend -- both through on- and off-budget financing

  • Economic Survey to include street vendors: Report Jun 06, 2019 07:02 PM IST

    Economic Survey to include street vendors: Report

    Excluded sectors include crop production, plantation, defence, public administration and compulsory social security services.

  • MOSPI orders revamp, merges NSSO, CSO into NSO May 26, 2019 10:30 AM IST

    MOSPI orders revamp, merges NSSO, CSO into NSO

    The order did not speak anything about the National Statistical Commission (NSC), which was overseeing statistical works in India.

  • Finance Commission to reconcile multiple data sources before submitting report: NK Singh May 10, 2019 07:07 PM IST

    Finance Commission to reconcile multiple data sources before submitting report: NK Singh

    The statement comes after doubts were raised by the NSSO over the veracity of the MCA-21 database used in GDP calculations.

  • Fresh Row: What is India’s GDP and how is it calculated? May 09, 2019 03:28 PM IST

    Fresh Row: What is India’s GDP and how is it calculated?

    An NSSO survey has found many companies as untraceable, triggering a debate whether India has been overestimating its GDP levels and growth

  • Macro Matters | The NSSO spills the beans about the new GDP series May 09, 2019 07:38 AM IST

    Macro Matters | The NSSO spills the beans about the new GDP series

    The report casts serious doubt about the credibility of a database used to compute GDP

  • NSS report on services sector to be examined by committee: MoSPI May 08, 2019 10:33 PM IST

    NSS report on services sector to be examined by committee: MoSPI

    The technical report of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) has generated controversy following its observation that as much as 36 per cent units forming part of MCA-21 database, used in computing GDP, could not be either identifiable or traceable in the field.

  • NSSO report casts fresh doubts on growth figures May 08, 2019 07:48 PM IST

    NSSO report casts fresh doubts on growth figures

    A study conducted by the National Sample Survey Office for a period of 12 months in 2017 concluded that a third of the firms in the MCA-21 database used to calculate GDP were dodgy.

  • India's working hours one of the longest among global peers: NSSO report Feb 28, 2019 01:50 PM IST

    India's working hours one of the longest among global peers: NSSO report

    Workers in Indian cities worked for 53-54 hours and those in villages worked 46-47 hours in a week during the July-June 2018 period.

  • All you need to know about pan-India survey to assess plight of farmers Feb 06, 2019 12:39 PM IST

    All you need to know about pan-India survey to assess plight of farmers

    The aim of the survey is to provide a comprehensive assessment of agricultural households in the country, including their income, expenditure and indebtedness

  • Government to conduct survey to assess plight of farmers this year Feb 05, 2019 03:53 PM IST

    Government to conduct survey to assess plight of farmers this year

    The last such survey was conducted for the reference year 2012-13.

  • Unemployment figures not released by government: NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar Jan 31, 2019 07:12 PM IST

    Unemployment figures not released by government: NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

    The NSSO has released data that suggests that unemployment in India stood at 6.1 percent in 2017-18, the highest in 45 years

  • Rahul Gandhi has myopic understanding of issues: BJP Jan 31, 2019 04:46 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi has myopic understanding of issues: BJP

    The BJP tweeted that Gandhi had inherited shortsightedness of Mussolini, the Italian dictator.

  • Government says NSSO report citing high unemployment rate not final Jan 31, 2019 07:57 AM IST

    Government says NSSO report citing high unemployment rate not final

    The NSSO job report was previously planned to be released in December 2018.

  • Note ban 'most terrible' decision of Modi Govt: Chidambaram Feb 09, 2017 05:10 PM IST

    Note ban 'most terrible' decision of Modi Govt: Chidambaram

    Opposition in Rajya Sabha today tore into the government for presenting a "disappointing" budget, with Congress leader P Chidambaram terming note ban as the "most terrible" decision and alleging that graft and black money have continued to thrive and large sections adversely affected.

  • Number of unemployed persons rises to over 1 cr in FY12 May 11, 2016 09:24 PM IST

    Number of unemployed persons rises to over 1 cr in FY12

    "The estimated unemployed persons on usual status basis during 2009-10 and 2011-12 was 0.95 crore and 1.06 crore, respectively," Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya told the Rajya Sabha

  • '18% population of urban area covered under health insurance' May 06, 2016 04:48 PM IST

    '18% population of urban area covered under health insurance'

    Beneficiaries enrolled under RSBY are entitled for health insurance coverage of Rs 30,000 per annum to families (a unit of five) on floater basis in government empaneled hospitals (includes both private and public), he said.

  • Govt committed to impart skill training to youth: Rudy Feb 25, 2016 05:08 PM IST

    Govt committed to impart skill training to youth: Rudy

    Worldwide, people can do Ph.D and higher studies in skills like plumbing and welding," Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said in Rajya Sabha.

  • India's poor population index may rise under Niti Aayog May 18, 2015 12:38 PM IST

    India's poor population index may rise under Niti Aayog

    Arvind Panagariya is on the right track – a revolutionary one. To make his new poverty definition work, the government must also move its resources and income support to the regions that are home to most of India‘s poor.

  • Agriculture credit not reaching small farmers: Assocham Mar 27, 2015 06:18 PM IST

    Agriculture credit not reaching small farmers: Assocham

    Farmers can avail crop loans up to Rs 3 lakh at 7 percent interest rate. However, the effective rate of interest for farmers who repay on time is 4 percent.

  • Help meet funding needs for innovations: Prez to banks Mar 13, 2015 05:00 PM IST

    Help meet funding needs for innovations: Prez to banks

    Speaking at the Round-table on Financing of Innovations, he said that the high growth which India has envisaged is possible only with productivity improvements across all sectors of the economy.

  • CRISIL: What can a pro-job policy do for India? Sep 11, 2014 07:02 PM IST

    CRISIL: What can a pro-job policy do for India?

    CRISIL Research believes that, the time is ripe for that one big, concerted push towards a pro-jobs policy that, along with other reforms, will ease labour-market rigidities, help build world-class physical infrastructure, and mitigate power shortages.

  • FinMin, DEA to examine Composite Development Index report Sep 26, 2013 03:42 PM IST

    FinMin, DEA to examine Composite Development Index report

    The Report of the Dr Raghuram Rajan Committee for Evolving a Composite Development Index of States has been submitted to the Union Finance Minister Shri PChidambaram.

  • UPA on course to destroy more jobs with minimum wage law Jun 27, 2013 11:35 AM IST

    UPA on course to destroy more jobs with minimum wage law

    Unfortunately, under trade union pressure, the government is planning one more piece of legislation to ensure that jobs don't grow: it is preparing to legislate a National Minimum Wage - which will ensure that even states with competitive wage rates will now become more employment-resistant.

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