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What happened to poverty during the first term of Modi? -Himanshu

of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) has only confirmed what was known through other measures such as the Labour Bureau reports. The slowdown has certainly raised questions on the claims of Economic Growth and job creation put out by the government. But a more important question is what happened to household consumption and poverty? Surely, the nature of distress driven by declining purchasing power for a majority of households would give ri

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Business leaders seek Rs 1 trillion govt stimulus to revive economy

illion to restart investments and revive the economy. Industry leaders, who met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi for three hours, said the government will soon take action to boost Economic Growth. "The economy requires a critical intervention by introducing a stimulus package. We have suggested for a package of over Rs one lakh crore," said B K Goenka, president of business lobby Assocham. "It was decided that

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The Indian economy is blaring warnings, but the Modi government remains in denial -Jayati Ghosh

nking, the real economy tanked. Suddenly, it seems like everything is shrinking in India: our capacity for tolerance and diversity, the space for democratic expression and dissent – and now, Economic Growth. The warning signs have reached a point where they cannot be ignored any longer and more people, including prominent business leaders, are speaking out. Yet, at least overtly, the government is in denial, claiming that this serious slow

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Is Jammu and Kashmir underdeveloped as stated by Amit Shah? -Vignesh Radhakrishnan & Sumant Sen

e does Jammu and Kashmir stand in comparison to other States in key indicators of growth and development Union Home Minister Amit Shah has linked poor healthcare, poverty, lack of doctors and slow Economic Growth in Jammu and Kashmir to amendment to Article 370. However, a look at how the State, now bifurcated into Union Territories, compares with other States in key indicators suggests that these concerns are exaggerated. Life expectancy Jam

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Migrants aren't streaming into cities, and what this means for urban India -Gregory Randolph and Sahil Gandhi

million in the first decade of the century. In fact, the rate of migration into cities in India has remained essentially stagnant since the 1970s — even after liberalisation unleashed a wave of Economic Growth. Contrary to the popular imagination of migrants flooding into megacities like Mumbai and Delhi, India’s urbanisation is increasingly driven by the conversion of villages into towns through natural population growth and local shif

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Green shoots of Economic Growth -Naveen P Singh & Ranjith PC

-The Hindu Without factoring in agriculture, the vision of a $5-trillion economy will remain a distant dream India’s dream of becoming a $5-trillion economy by 2024 is now in the open with a ‘blue sky’ vision envisaged in the Economic Survey this year. The document lays down a clear strategy to augment the growth of key sectors by shifting gears as the current economic conditions are smooth in terms of macroeconomic stability to expand growth. However, unless there are

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Former CEA rubbishes government arguments; sticks to claim of India overestimating GDP growth

ind Subramanian said he had indicated his doubts on the growth numbers in the Economic Survey in 2015 as well as mid-year Economic Analysis. New Delhi: Sticking to his analysis that India’s Economic Growth has been overestimated, Arvind Subramanian said he had raised doubts about the GDP numbers in 2015 when he was the chief economic adviser of the Modi government as he found inconsistency between projected growth and other macro indicators.

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Make no mistake: Agriculture alone has the potential to reboot the economy -Devinder Sharma

rate, reducing the snow depth by one-and-a half feet every year, with river flow shrinking, lakes and water bodies disappearing; and with oceans polluted and rising, the environmental consequences of Economic Growth have been dastardly. As if this is not enough, look at the environmental fallout of industrial agriculture. Soil fertility has declined to almost zero in intensively farmed regions; excessive mining of groundwater sucking aquifers dry;

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The malaise of malnutrition -Thomas Abraham

at, after 70 years of independence, still condemns hundreds of millions of its poorest and vulnerable citizens to lives of hunger and desperation. And it once again forces us to ask why despite rapid Economic Growth, declining levels of poverty, enough food to export, and a multiplicity of government programmes, malnutrition amongst the poorest remains high. A trap of poverty, malnutrition The report shows the poorest sections of society caught

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