The GDP growth had hit a three-year low of 5.7% in the first quarter of 2017-18.
And while the IITs have been in decline for many years now, some of the MHRD’s exclusivist policies are poised to drive them further into the ground.
Overcoming the problems of GST obstacles, a strong rupee and various trade facilitation needs will help our MSMEs occupy the space being vacated by China and other southeast Asian countries.
Manufacturing growth slowed last month with cool down in domestic consumption as optimism of future output wobbles amidst concerns over the newly implemented GST.
Concerning structural trends among the self-employed, gender disparity in employment and severe sampling flaws with the quarterly employment surveys should be tackled head-on and not ignored.
The 60-page report looks at the impact of the note ban on growth, inflation and a wide range of organised sectors.
Objects of almost any shape or geometry can be produced by 3D printing. The technology could seriously disrupt not just manufacturing but related national plans for economic development.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
While manufacturing emerged as the largest employer outside the agricultural sector in 2005-2013, livestock farming employed double the amount of workers during the same period.
If it is to do so, we need to put ordinary people back at the centre as the drivers and recipients of economic change.