Agriculture

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Minimum Support Prices for Agricultural Produce

The MSPs are announced by the GoI at the beginning of the sowing season for around 24 commodities so as to induce the farmers to make capital investment, adopt new technologies for crop improvement and so on. One could say that there is a remarkable oddity about India’s agricultural yields & the MSPs decided by Commission of Agricultural Costs & Prices but that's always a part of the game, right? In this story, we will track the development under the NDA govt. and try to understand the rationale behind the changing trends or prices & policies.

Energy

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Biofuel Policy

This government policy can fuel biofuel revolution in India
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Policy Wise: India’s Power Sector

Power Sector's Policy making needs to give a good look to long-pending structural reforms. Greater power generation will not help unless distribution issues are sorted.

External Sector

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Finance and Banking

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Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Why does India need a Bankruptcy law? The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code has been hailed as an excellent reform for India that will pay a critical role in improving the ease of doing business.
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RBI Notifications

RBI: India's central banking institution, which controls the monetary policy of the Indian rupee has been much in news this year. Macroeconomic policies for growth require coordination between the finance ministry and RBI. Let's see where the synergies met and where they diverged!
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Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT)

The Minimum Alternate Tax ("MAT") is a tax levied under India's Income Tax Act of 1961 that targets companies that show profits on their books and declare dividends, but pay minimal or no tax. 

Industries

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Tourism Sector

Ministry of Tourism identified Tourism Industry's potential as a Sunrise Industry. What is Tourism's importance to our country and what does this Industry need, for it to actualize its potential?
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Make in India: Challenges & Prospects

The popular consensus is that all India needs to do is to make its land, tax and labour laws more business-friendly, improve its infrastructure and slash red tape. Let's evaluate the challenges and filter the prospects of a successful Make in India campaign.
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Disinvestment in India

The lofty dream of disinvestment of government stake in public sector units (PSUs) has often remained just that. Successive governments have missed their initial disinvestment targets set during the beginning of the fiscal year. Let's see what is disinvestment and what's going on in it.
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Infrastructure

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Housing for all – PMAY, etc.

Urbanisation is taking place at a faster rate in India. Population residing in urban areas in India, according to 1901 census, was 11.4%. This count increased to 28.53% according to 2001 census, and crossing 30% as per 2011 census, standing at 31.16%.
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Civil Aviation Sector – CA Policy 2016, UDAN, Open Skies, etc.

India has the potential to become the third largest aviation market by 2020 and the largest by 2030. There is large untapped potential for growth due to the fact that access to aviation is still a dream for nearly 99.5% of its population. This story captures the essence of all that is trending in this segment. 
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Urban Transformation – Smart Cities, AMRUT, etc.

A smart city is one that uses information and communication technologies to enhance citizen engagement. It is a neo-vision which seeks to improve the delivery of services in urban areas. The following story maps out the steps being taken by India to explore this concept in practice.
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Inland Waterways

National waterway Bill, Advantage of waterway transport, Challenges in harnessing the potential of waterways

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