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India’s 93%, 437 Million That Holds Up The Economy But Lacks A Voice

  Highlights  *Out of 465 million workers in 2009-10, 437 million (93%) was in the unorganised sector * Over 90% of unorganised labour engaged in wholesale/retail trade *  This 93% of…

Should We Go MAD Over CAD?

  Highlights * Largest component of Current Account Deficit is the difference between the value of imports and exports * Exports of petroleum products, gems and jewellery and transport equipment…

You Don’t Need High Growth To Fix Poverty

“In the past 8 years, our economy has grown at a record annual rate of 8.2%. We have ensured that poverty has declined much faster, agriculture has grown faster, and…

Why The Government Needs A Plan To Fix Non-Plan Spends

“Government expenditure boosts aggregate demand and it has both good and bad consequences. Wisdom lies in finding the correct level of government expenditure” – India Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, Union…

Maharashtra Gears Up For Drought And Elections

The Budget for 2013-14 would be the last for the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra before the elections next year.  And in a year when the state is facing an acute…

The Government’s Track Record On Revenue Is Better Than You Think

“The purpose of a Budget exercise – and the job of a Finance Minister – is to create the `economic space’ and find the resources to achieve various socio-economic objectives.…

Does Gender-Based Government Spend Work?

Women constitute 48% of India’s population but they lag behind men on many indicators like health, education and economic opportunities. The all-India sex ratio, according to Census 2011 data, is…