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Explained: Why the govt wants to change the definition of MSMEs -Udit Misra

-The Indian Express A change in definition is expected to improve their ease of doing business and help create more jobs. It has been reported that the government will soon change the way it defines the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). “We will have one meeting and then finalise it (changes to MSME definition),” Union Minister Nitin Gadkari told news agency PTI, adding that extensive changes will be made soon....

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Maharashtra gets just 4% of all Mudra loans but generates most new jobs -Aanchal Magazine

-The Indian Express Maharashtra does not rank among the top five states in terms of loans disbursed. It could garner just 4% share in the total loans but generated the maximum additional jobs of 15%. Just five states, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal, account for about 70% of total loans disbursed — by value — under the Mudra scheme during April 2015 to December 2017, according to the...

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A Simmering Unemployment Crisis in India -Shaguna Kanwar Amongst all the criticism, the Centre has been tight-lipped about employment data post demonetisation. The issue of ‘unemployment’ is being widely discussed across India. The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data for 2017–2018 says that the unemployment rate hit 6.1%, the highest in 45 years. Even the opposition has intensified its criticism of the present government, which had promised to create 2 crore jobs each year. In a recent interview, in response...

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An employment-oriented economic policy -Pulapre Balakrishnan

-The Hindu In the heated debate on jobs, the crucial link between macroeconomic policy and unemployment has not been flagged Innumerable tasks with respect to the economy await the winner of the parliamentary elections now under way, but two may be mentioned and they are connected. The first is to review the conduct of macroeconomic policy. Though it must come across as arcane, this is an element of public policy that makes...

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The problem with cherry-picking data -Arun Kumar

-The Hindu If it’s the government’s case that NSSO figures are suspect, what has it based policy decisions on? Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said last week, “we definitely have a data crisis,” and blamed academics for creating a “false narrative”. Yet, at the heart of the data crisis in India is the Central government, which has been holding back important data. Most recently, it did...

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