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Managing the stimulus -Neelkanth Mishra

year too aggressive? They appear to be somewhat stretched, but achievable. The economic growth estimate of 11.5 per cent, taking the GDP to Rs 210 trillion, may be slightly optimistic, given how weak Inflation has been in the past several months, even if the government’s consumption stimulus shores up activity levels. Budgeted growth in direct tax collections at 15 per cent appears high, but is lower than what has been achieved over the past two

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Removing the roots of farmers' distress -C Rangarajan & S Mahendra Dev

ces play a key role in affecting the incomes of farmers. Even during the Green Revolution, along with technology and associated packages, price factor was considered important. In the last two years, Inflation in agriculture was much lower than overall Inflation. The implicit price deflator for Gross Value Added (GVA) in agriculture was 1.1% while it was 3.2% for total GVA in 2017-18. The advance estimates

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Neither Private Schools nor Technology Will Solve India's Learning Crisis -Rakesh Kumar Rajak and Martin Haus

count with a private bank, they would become rich. The wealth to begin with, for example, was much higher in one group. An increase of Rs 1 lakh for someone valued at Rs 10 crore might still be below Inflation. A Rs 400 increase over a starting balance of Rs 5,000, however, would be quite impressive. Look at “value-added” for similar children What we really care about is the “value added” for similar wealth in different b

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One Egg per Student Proves 'Too Expensive' for Jharkhand Government -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

harkhand government earlier allotted Rs 4 per egg. With the increase in the price of eggs, it has revised its allotment to Rs 6 per egg. But instead of increasing the total budget to include with the Inflation in the cost of eggs, the government has decided to serve one less egg per child per week. The introduction of eggs in schools, and later in anganwadis, was considered one of the few noteworthy steps taken by Jharkhand government to improve ch

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Farmers bear the burden of deflation -Harish Damodaran

last five years — much of it under the Narendra Modi government’s tenure — has been low prices for farm produce. The accompanying table shows the year-on-year consumer food price Inflation rate, which averaged over 13.5 per cent during 2013, almost halving to around 7 per cent in 2014. Since then — the Modi government came to power in May 2014 — it fell to 5-5.5 per cent by 2016, before plunging to 1.3 per cent levels

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Finance ministry has a poor forecasting record -Sharmadha Srinivasan, Prakhar Misra and Niranjan Rajadhyaksha

of tax and non-tax collections—in 15 out of these 20 years. The three most important exceptions were in the fiscal years 2007, 2008 and 2011. The reason was a growth surprise combined with high Inflation. The Indian economy was in the midst of an unprecedented economic boom in the first two cases and it saw a sharp recovery from the post-crisis slowdown in 2011. Please click here to access.

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Right to Food Campaign criticizes Jharkhand Government's move to reduce the number of eggs in School Midday Meals

to two. Earlier, the government allotted Rs 4 per egg. With increase in price of eggs, it has revised the allotment to Rs 6 per egg. But instead of increasing the total budget commensurately with the Inflation in cost of eggs, the government has decided to serve one less egg per child per week. Introduction of eggs in schools, and later in Anganwadis, is one of the few noteworthy steps taken by Jharkhand Government to improve child nutrition in the

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Worst price slump in 18 years shows scale of farm crisis -Roshan Kishore

l their products in wholesale rather than retail markets. Even the food sub-component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket has registered negative growth between October and December 2018. The disInflation in wholesale prices is not visible in the non-farm economy though. The overall WPI has shown positive growth in all these months. Analysts say the asymmetry in Inflation – falling farm-gate p

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Retail Inflation eases to 18-month low in Dec.

-The Hindu Wholesale Inflation at eight-month low Inflation in December eased at both the retail and wholesale levels with the consumer price index (CPI) coming in at an 18-month low and the wholesale price index (WPI) registering an eight-month low mainly due to falling fuel prices, according to two separate releases by the government on Monday. Growth in the CPI stood at 2.19% in December, down

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