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The Politics Of Freebies
Why did Karnataka's economic prosperity fail to influence the nature of electoral promises made by political parties in the run-up to the assembly elections? asks A K Bhattacharya. IMAGE:......
Manmohan Singh, Chief Architect Of Modi's Schemes
Both prime ministers believed in crafting schemes to help the common man.Modi used quite effectively the instruments Dr Singh introduced.In assessing Modi's success with many schemes, Dr Singh's......
Full text: President Murmu's address to Parliament's Budget Session
‘Wherever in the world there is political instability, those countries are beset with severe crises today. But India is in a much better position than the rest of the world due to the......
Full text: President's address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day 2023
Here's the full text of address to the nation by President Droupadi Murmu on the eve of the Republic Day 2023. Dear fellow citizens, Namaskar! On the eve of the 74th Republic Day, I extend my......
Nirmalaji's New Headache: Food Scheme Extension
The free food scheme is driven by electoral considerations, but its long-term fiscal risks outweigh short-term gains, cautions A K Bhattacharya. IMAGE: A women collect her ration from a......
Farm to fork: Going in favour of the grain
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan go to the polls in less than a year. They produce important agri-commodities. The Centre is in a dilemma: Higher prices will be inflationary, lower......
India limits wheat exports through the govt route as prices rise
India has put curbs on wheat exports through the government route, starting November last year. This comes amid a surge in domestic prices of the cereal. Photograph: Mayank Bhardwaj/Reuters In......
Amrit kaal's 1st budget fulfils dreams of...: Modi
Terming the Union budget 'historic', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the first budget in 'Amrit Kaal' has established a strong base to fulfil the resolve of a developed India and......
The Theme Of Budget 2023 Will Be....
'It has been an ongoing process, talking to the relevant ministries about eliminating leakages and curbing non-core expenditure in various schemes.' IMAGE: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman......
'Do 81 crore Indians deserve highly subsidised food grains?'
'The decision to supply free food grains is not an economically sound decision because the government will find it very difficult in future to charge anything for food grains.' Kindly note the......
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