Covid-19 – The Fight Continues…

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe with a ferocity that shows no sign of abatement. Over 6 lakh cases of novel Coronavirus and over 27,000 deaths have been reported as on 28th March as per Worldometer.info. This is the worst pandemic since the 1968 influenza which lasted about six months and caused deaths of 1-4 million people as per WHO. From that perspective, we could still be some months away from the end of this pandemic even as the advancement of medical science has helped reduced the fatality rate. Continue reading Covid-19 – The Fight Continues…

Public Sector Enterprises – An Overview

Public sector enterprises (PSEs) invariably face criticism as loss making behemoth and for their inefficiency. While there are PSEs which have sunk significant amount of public money, there are also a large number of PSEs which are running very efficiently. These PSEs are making substantial profits even after meeting number of government mandated norms. Here … Continue reading Public Sector Enterprises – An Overview
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Enhancing India’s Exports – Devising A Strategy…

The disruption in China’s exports and in turn, global supply chain, as a result of COVID-19 calls for a re-orientation of global supply chains entailing China plus One strategy. As a matter of fact, the rapid spread of the pandemic from China to rest of the world got aggravated due to over-dependence of global economy on China. This opens a door for nation such as India to push itself as a reliable alternative. Here is a look at how China succeeded and what India needs to do  based on the recent Economic Survey. Continue reading Enhancing India’s Exports – Devising A Strategy…

MSME Sector – Generating Employment or Disguising Unemployment?

MSME sector has been receiving attention from the government and regulators because of its contribution to GDP and employment generation. However, an issue not recognized is – are these jobs for real or they are another form of disguised unemployment. Here is a brief look at the same. MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) sector … Continue reading MSME Sector – Generating Employment or Disguising Unemployment?
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Corporate India – The ‘Creative Destruction’ since Liberalization.

The face of Corporate India has changed dramatically in the last 30 years since the economic liberalization began. Liberalization exposed the then established firms to competition, changing corporate mindset of taking markets for granted. Failure to adept to these changes led to what the Economic Survey has called ‘creative destruction’. Here is a look at … Continue reading Corporate India – The ‘Creative Destruction’ since Liberalization.
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Coronavirus – Tracking the Economic Impact

Coronavirus has emerged as classic ‘black swan’ event or ‘unknown-unknown’ risk deliberated upon quite extensively in the risk management fora. The rapid spread across other countries has made it even more serious even as it appears to be getting under control in the country of its origin. Other than the loss of thousands of lives, … Continue reading Coronavirus – Tracking the Economic Impact
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Food Corporation of India – The Elephant in the Room

The sharp increase in funds allocation to FCI (Food Corporation of India), as projected in the recent Budget, points to a serious deficiency in its operations, indeed, entire food distribution system. Total gap in FCI’s expenditure and receipt is projected to reach Rs 2.5 lakh crore in FY21. More worryingly, there is no solution in … Continue reading Food Corporation of India – The Elephant in the Room
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