Economic Survey

Risk Vs Uncertainty: Supervision, Governance & Skin-in-the-Game

Finance - The concept of Risk is distinct from the concept of Uncertainty. The former relates to that which can be predicted, measured or quantified whereas the latter relates to 'unknown unknowns' and 'known unknowables' where outcomes and probability distributions cannot be meaningfully defined....

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Social Infrastructure, Employment and Human Development

Finance - Considering India’s demographic advantage of a large young population in the productive age group, improvements in the social sectors like education, health care, water supply and sanitation leaves a profound impact on the quality of life of the people as well as to the productivity of the economy. Interventions made to reach out to all...

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External Sector – Economic Survey 2019-2020

Finance - India’s external sector gained further stability in the first half of 2019-20, witnessing improvement in Balance of Payments (BoP) position. India’s foreign reserves are comfortably placed at US$ 461.2 billion as on 10th January, 2020. The improvement in BoP was anchored by narrowing of current account deficit (CAD) from 2.1 per cent ...

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Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Finance - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute a befitting framework to answer the developmental challenges to achieve a sustainable future, free from social, economic, and environmental inequalities and thereby ensuring a greener and healthy Planet for future generations. India’s achievement in the composite SDG index is commendab...

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Monetary Management and Financial Intermediation

Finance - Monetary policy remained accommodative in 2019-20. The repo rate was cut by 110 basis points in four consecutive Monetary Policy Committee meetings in the financial year due to slower growth and lower inflation. However, it was kept unchanged in the fifth meeting held in December 2019. Liquidity conditions were tight for initial two month...

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Risk Vs Uncertainty: Supervision, Governance & Skin-in-the-Game

The concept of Risk is distinct from the concept of Uncertainty. The former relates to that which can be predicted, measured or quantified whereas the latter relates to 'unknown unknowns' and 'known unknowables' where outcomes and probability distributions cannot be meaningfully defined....

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Social Infrastructure, Employment and Human Development

Considering India’s demographic advantage of a large young population in the productive age group, improvements in the social sectors like education, health care, water supply and sanitation leaves a profound impact on the quality of life of the people as well as to the productivity of the economy. Interventions made to reach out to all...

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Posted Under: Finance |

External Sector – Economic Survey 2019-2020

India’s external sector gained further stability in the first half of 2019-20, witnessing improvement in Balance of Payments (BoP) position. India’s foreign reserves are comfortably placed at US$ 461.2 billion as on 10th January, 2020. The improvement in BoP was anchored by narrowing of current account deficit (CAD) from 2.1 per cent ...

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Posted Under: Finance |

Sustainable Development and Climate Change

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute a befitting framework to answer the developmental challenges to achieve a sustainable future, free from social, economic, and environmental inequalities and thereby ensuring a greener and healthy Planet for future generations. India’s achievement in the composite SDG index is commendab...

Read More
Posted Under: Finance |

Monetary Management and Financial Intermediation

Monetary policy remained accommodative in 2019-20. The repo rate was cut by 110 basis points in four consecutive Monetary Policy Committee meetings in the financial year due to slower growth and lower inflation. However, it was kept unchanged in the fifth meeting held in December 2019. Liquidity conditions were tight for initial two month...

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Industry and Infrastructure – Economic Survey 2019-2020

The industrial sector based on Index of Industrial Production (IIP) registered a growth of 0.6 per cent for 2019-20 (April-November) as compared to 5.0 per cent during 2018-19 (April-November). Growth of manufacturing sector was 0.9 per cent during 2019-20 (April-November) as compared to 4.9 per cent during 2018-19 (April-November). Growt...

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Agriculture and Food Management

Agriculture and its allied sectors still remain an important sector because of its continued role in employment, income and most importantly in national food security. Its contribution to national income has gradually declined from 18.2 per cent in 2014-15 to 16.5 in 2019-20, reflecting the development process and the structural transform...

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Services Sector – Economic Survey 2019-2020

The services sector’s significance in the Indian economy has continued to increase, with the sector now accounting for around 55 per cent of total size of the economy and GVA growth, two-thirds of total FDI inflows into India and about 38 per cent of total exports. The share of services sector now exceeds 50 per […]...

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Prices and Inflation- Economic Survey 2019-2020

Inflation has been witnessing moderation since 2014 backed by low food inflation. During the current financial year, however, food and beverages inflation has been trending differently. Food inflation has been on an upward trend mainly backed by rising vegetables, fruits and pulses prices. However, the volatility in prices of most of the ...

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Fiscal Developments in India in Year 2019-20

The year 2019-20 has been challenging for the Indian economy owing to the decelerating growth rate experienced in the first half of the year. Amongst the various reforms introduced during the year to promote growth and investment, reduction in corporate income tax rate was a major structural reform. The fiscal policy 2019-20 was character...

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