Month: June 2016

Survey of Indian Industries – Part II

From the economy and policymakers’ perspective, a parameter worth considering other than employment per unit of capital is value being added per unit of capital by different sectors. And the result on the second count is quite unusual as the survey shows a negative correlation between capital employed and GVA (gross value added) per unit of capital. …

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Survey of Indian Industries – The government paper.. (Part I)

Ministry of Statistics, Planning and Implementation (MOSPI) released its annual survey of Industries for the year 2013-14 sometime back. It is the most comprehensive and largest field based survey that covered nearly 65,000 factories out of a total of 1.87 lakh factories. Even though the data set doesn’t generate much interest in the mainstream media, it remains …

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Telecom Spectrum Auction – What do we know..?!

The government has cleared the proposal for another round of spectrum auction for telecom sector. While the last round fetched about Rs 1.1 lakh crore, this round is much bigger, expected to fetch more than Rs five lakh crore. The entire discussion around spectrum, its use, cost etc are rather complicated questions. A brief attempt to simplify the same..