Highlighting the need to ensure place for women in India's socio-economic set up, the Economic Survey today said the government has to play a pro-active role to change the 'patriarchal mindset' prevalent in the country.
The Economic Survey has pointed out key policy initiatives for the capital market since the last survey.
The government is ready to make changes in an executive decree it had issued to make it easier for businesses to buy farm land for infrastructure and industry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told lawmakers on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took pot shots at Congress over its flagship scheme MNREGA besides targetting the party on black money and corruption issues.
"Several reforms have been undertaken and more are on anvil. The introduction of GST and expanding direct benefit transfers can be game changers," the Survey said.
"...Still India remains an attractive long-term retail destination for several reasons, including its large population," the government document said.
Capital markets can be used as a major source for meeting funding requirements of the country to reduce dependence on banking channels, the Economic Survey suggested today.
Highlights of the Economic Survey, 2014-15GDP growth: Seen at over 8% (annual) for 2015-16; double-digit economic growth trajectory possible in futureFiscal deficit: Govt to adhere to its target of 4.1% of GDP for 2014-15; India must meet its
The 'JAM Trinity' of Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar and Mobile numbers should be linked effectively for better transfer of subsidies to the intended beneficiaries.
Global economic outlook appears to be "most favourable" since the 2008 financial meltdown and is likely to improve further on the back of plummeting crude oil prices coupled with sharp recovery in the US economy, says the Economic Survey
The Economic Survey for 2014-15 presented on Friday painted a dovish picture of the inflation trajectory on the back of benign crude oil price and said this will give more room for the central bank to lower interest rates.
Retail inflation is likely to soften to 5-5.5% in 2015-16 as benign oil prices, weak global demand and increased agricultural supplies would help keep prices within limits, says the Economic Survey.
The Economic Survey 2014-15 emphasised on the need to set up a national-level common Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) for both buying and selling of agri-commodities across the country.
The Economic Survey for 2014-15, tabled in Parliament on Friday, held out hope for growth in the coming financial year, predicting that India’s gross domestic product, as measured using the recently revised estimates, would grow at a rate between
The assets under management (AUM) of the new pension system (NPS) grew 49.6% between Apr 1-Dec 31, 2014, the Economic Survey for 2014-15 says.
The Current Account Deficit (CAD) is expected to fall below 1% in the next fiscal on the back of easing of global commodity prices including petroleum products, the Economic Survey 2014-15 said today.
The government's ambitious National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project aims to provide 100 Mbps high-speed broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by December 2016 and the estimated cost of the project is around Rs 30,000 crore.
India's total renewable power installed capacity as on December 31, 2014 has reached 33,800 MW, wind energy continues to dominate this share accounting for 66% of installed capacity followed by biomass, small hydro power and solar power.
The Economic Survey 2014-15, tabled in Parliament on Friday said the government should learn from the lessons of early 2000s to find a way forward in its fiscal consolidation plans.
Promulgation of the insurance ordinance, allowing banks to dilute government holdings up to 52% and launch of Jan Dhan Yojana for financial inclusion are some of the reforms undertaken by the government during 2014-15, the Economic Survey tabled in