Economy

9th May 2019
Maharashtra became power surplus state in last two years

Maharashtra has become one of the largest power producing and consuming states in the country. The state’s importance in the renewables space is also rising day-by-day. To understand the current situation of the power sector, the turnaround of the state discom and the challenges going forward, Team Inclusion spoke with Arvind Singh, Principal Secretary - Energy, Government of Maharashtra.

9th May 2019
Andhra Pradesh's focus is on making power 'smart'

If one needs to understand power situation in Andhra Pradesh, K Vijayanand is the man to approach. Vijayanand is an IAS officer who is the chairman of APTRANSCO and managing director of APGENCO. At the helm of these two mammoths, he practically looks after all the aspects of the power sector in the state. In this conversation, he explains to Team INCLUSION why Andhra Pradesh is doing well and where others can catch up.

9th May 2019
MP cuts Clean Energy Cost through Innovation

Cost is a critical element in the growth of renewable energy. Currently, renewable energy production in India is heavily subsidised. The government provides subsidy to promote the use of clean fuel. However, dependence on subsidy is not sustainable. The companies and organisations must innovate to bring down the cost. Madhya Pradesh has shown the way.

27th May 2019
Financial Literacy Must For Defeating Poverty

18th July 2019

Financial literacy is suffering today from the dogma that it is to be imparted only not-for-profit interest or by media. The reality is that the money is being wasted on English business TV channels preaching to the already financially literate. Advertising is disguised as financial literacy right under the regulatory nose. Let us not forget, the BC model became successful only after my recommendation to allow corporate BCs was accepted.

18th July 2019
ModiNomics 2.0 Agenda

18th July 2019

Macroeconomic stability is a precondition for growth. While, the key macroeconomic indicators pose no significant challenges at the moment, there's never any room for complacency. Recent episodes such as the rupee's fast-paced depreciation in 2018 are a useful reminder of how sudden shocks, such as on account of a spike in oil prices, quickly bring into play structural factors-of which the main factor is the economy's dependence on net oil imports-sending macroeconomic parameters into the 'worry' zone.

18th July 2019
Inclusive Growth Budget

18th July 2019

Given that Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden budget against the constraints of slowing growth, limited fiscal space, tepid consumption and investments and global headwinds, she has done a remarkably prudent job by striking balance between fiscal consolidation and supporting inclusive growth.

18th July 2019
RBI under Shaktikanta Das

18th July 2019

In the seven months since Shaktikanta Das took over as the Reserve Bank of India's (RBl) governor on 12 December 2018, there's been a sea change in the image of the central bank and its approach to policy and regulation.

18th July 2019
Cybersecurity - Strategy, Protection and Awareness

18th July 2019

The global cybersecurity threat landscape today is scary. As a nation, we are losing almost 2.5 per cent of our GDP to cybercrimes. This loss is almost equal to our defence budget of roughly Rs 200,000 crore.

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