The Economic Survey 2015-16 presented in parliament on Friday virtually absolves the Union government, especially the finance ministry, of any responsibility for the haunting economic prospects staring the nation in the face in the year ahead.
The conclusions reached by authors of the Economic Survey give ample indication that prime minister Narendra Modi’s honeymoon period, which promised liberal doses of economic reforms, could be over.
The rich and well-off in the country are relishing government subsidies worth about Rs 1 lakh crore via small savings schemes, train fares, cheap power and fuel, the Economic Survey
The one clear message of the Economic Survey 2015-2016 is that the quality of public provisioning of basic services, such as health and education, is declining and people are opting
As the Jandhan-Aadhaar-Mobile (JAM) trinity chugs along, the Economic Survey has argued that developing banking correspondent and mobile money networks, while in the interim considering models like biometrically authenticated physical
In a bid to save on subsidies reaching the rich, root out corruption and ensure efficient use of resources, the centre proposes to extend direct benefit transfers (DBT) to fertilisers,
The Economic Survey 2015-16 has asked the government to be ready with a contingency plan for the next monsoon as La Niña seems unlikely before August. The caution comes
A new mission on climate change and health is currently under formulation, the Economic Survey tabled in Parliament on Friday said, describing 2015-16 as a landmark year for climate change
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