Agriculture Distress – Challenges and Remedies…

The distress being faced by agriculture sector has become a part of the mainstream agenda and rightly so. Despite supporting almost half of India’s population, rural economy remains in dire state and policy initiatives have failed to provide any breakthrough. The report published by Swaminathan Committee more than ten years ago remains the most comprehensive … Continue reading Agriculture Distress – Challenges and Remedies…
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Wealth Inequality – Is There A Way Out??

While media continues celebrate wealth and growing number of millionaires, the income disparity across the world is getting worse. As per the Oxfam report released earlier this week, an astonishing 82% of total wealth created last year was cornered by the top 1% while the bottom half saw no increase at all. The increase, over $760 bn, was seven times what is needed to bring about 15% of the world’s population out of poverty. Here is a look at some more details from the report. Continue reading Wealth Inequality – Is There A Way Out??

Public Sector Enterprises – Boon Or Bane..??

Recent announcement of listing of six more central public sector enterprises (PSEs) by the government brings some light to these companies. Even though PSEs are perceived as inefficient, loss making behemoth, large numbers of them are running very efficiently even after meeting many government socially driven norms and making substantial profits. This is also borne … Continue reading Public Sector Enterprises – Boon Or Bane..??
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Highways Construction – Regaining the Momentum…

Construction of national highways seems to have made a comeback as per the performance details for 2018 released by the ministry recently. The sector had lost way sometime back when several companies failed to execute and surrendered their projects. The crisis even led to bankruptcy of some of the construction companies and several others referred … Continue reading Highways Construction – Regaining the Momentum…
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Financial Sector in India – An Overview (Part II)

NBFI comprises of All India financial institutions (AIFIs), Non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and primary dealers (PDs). AIFIs were established decades ago to meet long term financing needs of sectors such as agriculture, trade, housing and small industries. However, they institutions do not directly lend to consumers but provide finance to the institutions engaged in the respective … Continue reading Financial Sector in India – An Overview (Part II)
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Corporate Analysis – Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd) acquired government’s majority stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) last year. The company, with consolidated revenue of Rs 3.6 lakh crore and assets of Rs 4.6 lakh crore in FY18, seems to have moved away from its original objective of oil exploration and production. Whether the diversification … Continue reading Corporate Analysis – Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
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Financial Sector in India – An Overview (Part I)

The financial sector in any economy is tasked with pooling together the savings from various segments of the economy and channeling it to other segments, largely for investment purpose. The efficient handling of this task of financial intermediation is critical to the growth of any economy. However, the structure of the sector has become complex … Continue reading Financial Sector in India – An Overview (Part I)
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