Sustainability

By: Devidas Tuljapurkar
Category: Common citizen, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy
Over the last several years, Public Sector Banks (PSBs) have been struggling hard to come to grips with mounting Non-Performing Assets (NPAs). Now, PSBs are struggling at the core of their business, which is credit offtake. On NPAs, the government claims that with the Insolvency & Bankruptcy... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
If the changes to article 370 of the Constitution of India were meant “to bring J&K truly into India's fold”, as has been argued by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, then this is the one objective that the move has not delivered, at least not just yet. There can be no dispute that J... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Philanthropy, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
India is possibly the only country in the world which mandates that a profit-making company spend two percent of its after-tax profits on “corporate social responsibility’ (CSR). This requirement came as part of the new company law of 2013, which replaced the fifty-seven-year-old company law of... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Sustainability, Taxes, China-India, Global, Union Budget, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
India wants to grow its economy to US$ 5 trillion. People want jobs and their incomes to grow. India needs its industrial sector to grow to absorb the millions of people coming off agriculture as they will with productivity in the agricultural sector improving. India cannot rely only on its service... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, India politics, Indian economy
Many years ago, a plainclothes police officer known as an “encounter specialist”, that uniquely Indian term that has sadly become part of everyday usage, sat in his office in the Western suburbs of Mumbai for a long conversation in which he explained upfront how he was not the last word in honesty... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
On July 11, World Population Day, a Union Minister expressed alarm, in a Tweet, over what he called the “population explosion” in the country, wanting all political parties to enact population control laws and annulling the voting rights of those having more than two children. Just a month earlier... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
India’s vast, mostly unregulated and fast-growing shadow banking sector is in the midst of a crisis. This is a fire that threatens to engulf much more than the sector in which it has started and carries the potential to burn down important segments of the Indian economy. The government is... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Philanthropy, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, Inclusive growth
Objections to Greenpeace’s strategies by Extinction Rebellion (XR), the environmental movement whose supporters occupied Greenpeace’s offices last year, as well as its own successes, highlight contrasts between the strategies of organisations and citizens’ movements. Loose citizens’ movements are... read more
By: Himadri Bhattacharya
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, GST
The full budget for 2019-20 presented on July 5 did not contain the kind of stuff that would fire up the financial markets and cause a rush of adrenaline in taxpayers and investors. In that sense, and in many others, it was not similar to budgets in the past. And what is a good thing for the sake... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
The interim budget in February gave a substantial stimulus to the taxpayer. Almost three crore taxpayers moved out of the net, as the minimum threshold was raised. Further the cash transfer to farming households led to some consumption push, and not to forget electoral gains too. Against that... read more

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