Highlights: President's address to parliament

Tags: News
Following are the highlights of the economic blueprint of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as unveiled by President Pranab Mukherjee in address to the joint sitting of Parliament here today:

* Ushering in high growth rate, putting economy back on track

* Contain food inflation

* Reignite the investment cycle

* Accelerate job creation

* Restore investor confidence

* Create predictable, transparent and fair policy environment

* Make tax regime non-adversarial

* Make efforts to introduce GST

* Undertake reforms to enhance ease of doing business

* Allow FDI in sectors that will create jobs, assets

* Emphasis on improving supplies to contain food inflation

* Steps to prevent hoarding and black marketing

* Reform of Public Distribution System to be taken

* Prepare contingency plan to deal with subnormal monsoon

* Increase investment in agriculture, infrastructure

* Promote labour-intensive manufacturing

* Invest in world class industrial regions, particularly along the Dedicated Freight Corridors and Industrial Corridors to be set up

* Unveil a comprehensive National Energy Policy

* Reforms in coal sector to attract private investment in transparent manner

* Expand National Solar Mission

* Operationalise international civil nuclear agreements, develop nuclear power projects.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • India's engagement with Iran looks iffy without Farzad gas deal

    India’s quest for West Asian oil is not going to come too easy, anytime soon.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

BK Chaturvedi

Time ripe for state funding of elections

Prime minister Narendra Modi had laid strong emphasis on improved ...

Rajgopal Nidamboor

The resonant cadence of our being

The real voyage of discovery,” wrote Marcel Proust, the French ...

Dharmendra Khandal

Biodiversity day has come and gone. Yet again

Every year on May 22, world celebrates international biodiversity day. ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture