Tag: budget 2021

Budgeting for welfare | The Indian Express

Written by Bakshi Amit Kumar Sinha and Barna Ganguli Among the 28 states in the Indian Union, Bihar is only the second state after West Bengal to table its budget after Union Budget 2021-22. The NDA government in Bihar on Monday presented a Rs 2.18 …

Numbers do not lie | The Indian Express

The Finance Minister, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, made combative speeches on the Budget in the Rajya Sabha on February 12 and in the Lok Sabha on February 13. In the Lok Sabha, without being offensive, she referred a dozen times to my intervention on the previous …

Bibek Debroy writes on govt control over ‘essential’ commodities

Times change and economies evolve. If one hangs on to policies simply because of a historical legacy, that will be an inferior response. There was an Air Corporations Act of 1953, repealed in 1994. It is unlikely anyone will want the pre-1994 monopoly of Indian …

Prescriptions for a post-Covid Budget

Written by Hitesh D Gajaria The past nine months have been unprecedented as we witnessed a series of relief and economic stimulus measures to help the economy recover from the effects of the pandemic. The focus of these has understandably been on providing relief in …

Economic Survey has set the stage for promoting local production, consumption

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Economic Survey 2020-21 in Parliament on Friday, focussing on the basic tenets of development — Atmanirbhar Bharat in Covid times, going beyond “nudging”, shifting from entitlement-based approaches to an entrepreneurship-based policy framework. The Survey also revisits some of the …