Archive for: Mukul G Asher

Public procurement legislation: Essential for improving public financial management in India

The new government’s initiative to formally legislate Union government’s procurement process should be welcomed. Among the major continuing challenges in public...

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Rethinking MGNREGA

From welfare to skilling and creating productive assets. There is growing consensus that the substance of the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)...

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Probable economic priorities of the NDA government

Exhibition of higher level of economic literacy by all the stakeholders, could help in better communicating public policies and progress towards effective realisation...

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Solar power and energy security

Gujarat’s experience suggests that there is considerable merit in solar energy initiatives being integrated with overall energy policy rather than as stand-alone...

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Taxing poorly with LBT

The Local Bodies Taxes levied in Maharashtra is poorly planned and designed. It ignores the lessons learnt from tax reform experiences. Maharashtra plans to complete...

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Promote International Financial Services in India

Promoting International Financial Services from India will further its geo-economic and geo-strategic interests. As India seeks to expand its economic and strategic...

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Farming in the cities

As Indian households strive to maintain food consumption in the face of high inflation, increasing demand, and relatively slower increases in supply, promoting urban...

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Older Indian

Life after ’35

The time to plan for old age is now. India is currently experiencing a favourable demographic phase, during which the share of working age population in the total...

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Engaging the East

The recent months have witnessed energetic economic diplomacy initiatives by India in the Asia-Pacific region. These initiatives should aim to expand India’s economic...

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The taxman goes global

The taxman goes global

The G-20, comprising 85 percent of the global GDP, 80 percent of world trade, and two-thirds of the global population has become an important international economic...

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