After recession, the Indian economy faces a stagflation threat

India, June 16 -- The second wave of the pandemic has ebbed. Lockdown restrictions are being eased. And economic activity has picked up. But that does not mean that the path to economic recovery will... Read More

Why the second wave may not hurt Narendra Modi politically

India, June 16 -- That the second wave of Covid-19 infections plunged India into one of its worst crises is beyond doubt. Given the scale of devastation, the acute supply side crisis on the vaccine an... Read More

Are 'remunerative' MSPs boosting rural demand?

India, June 10 -- On June 9, the union cabinet approved Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the 2021-22 kharif marketing season. MSP for paddy, the most important kharif crop as far as procurement is con... Read More

Economic recovery begins, but of what kind?

India, June 8 -- The Indian economy went into a tail-spin due to the second wave of Covid-19 infections, but with the infection curve on a downward trajectory and the unlock process underway -- Delhi ... Read More

Can exports boost India's GDP in 2021-22?

India, June 7 -- On June 4, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the reserve bank of India downgraded its growth forecast for the Indian economy. India's GDP is expected to grow at 9.5% in 2021-22 i... Read More

rbi cuts gdp forecast

NEW DELHI, June 5 -- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) expects the now ebbing second wave of the coronavirus disease pandemic in India to have only a small (1 percentage point) impact on the economy, an... Read More

Consumer confidence hits an all-time low: RBI report

New Delhi, June 5 -- The Reserve Bank of India's consumer confidence index fell to a record low, with the second wave of Covid-19 affecting most people's outlook on both the economy as well as employm... Read More

Overcoming the pandemic's challenge requires an economic policy reset

India, June 2 -- There is now widespread consensus that the second wave of Covid-19 will worsen India's demand side problem. Even though there is no official data to prove this, most experts and priva... Read More

How is the economy faring in April-May 2021, compared to April-May 2020?

India, May 24 -- On March 24, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the imposition of a nationwide lockdown in India to prevent a surge in Covid-19 infections. May 24 marks 14 months of the imp... Read More

How will Covid-19 impact the NDA govt's economic record in 2024?

India, May 19 -- India's second wave of Covid-19 infections seems to have peaked. Its economic costs might not have. Most parts of the country are still under varying degrees of lockdown. The lingerin... Read More