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Redesigning the Fiscal Transfer System in India -M Govinda Rao

-Economic and Political Weekly An overwhelming proportion of the poor live in low-income states in India. These states are home to over two-thirds of the children in the 0–14 age group. Therefore, provision of comparable levels of basic social services and Physical Infrastructure is important to ensure balance and stability in the Indian federation. This underlines the importance of intergovernmental transfers. Conceptually, general purpose transfers are given to enable the states...

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Statement of intentions

-The Hindu Business Line NITI Aayog’s document sets out economic goals, but there’s no roadmap The NITI Aayog’s Strategy for New India @75 lays out a checklist of priorities for economic policy-makers over the next three years. It sets out as an immediate priority, the ramping up of the investment rate to 36 per cent of the GDP by 2022, from 29 per cent at present in order to hit a growth...

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To put Kerala back on its feet -Bina Agarwal

-The Indian Express After the floods, women’s group farms hold the key to reviving rural livelihoods. During last year’s Onam festival, women cultivating bananas in their group farms in Thrissur district — one of the worst affected by Kerala’s floods — would have reaped a substantial profit, and used it for investments, home needs, or gifts for their families. This year their fields lie in ruin. If Kerala has to truly recover,...

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Modi govt's one success story: Accelerated Irrigated Benefits Programme -Amitabh Sinha

-The Indian Express The last two years have seen some progress in expediting completion of unfinished major and minor canal projects. Pune: Sustained efforts over the last two years to improve irrigation access for farmers in India seem to have begun showing results, at least in terms of creation of Physical Infrastructure. The Narendra Modi government had, in 2016, embarked on a mission to complete all unfinished major and medium irrigation projects – some...

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'Formalising' the Economy: What's in It for Workers? -Karuna Dietrich Wielenga and Shashank Kela The Modi government’s attempts to reshape the economy lie entirely in the financial realm; they come on the back of concerted efforts to strip workers of legal protection in not just the informal sector, but also the formal. The Narendra Modi government has made two major interventions in the economic sphere, demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), with the ostensible aim of expanding the formal sector at the expense...

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