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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Food inflation

Sep 25, 2019 08:43
The Act imposes restrictions on the food economy by limiting food quantities traders can buy from farmers and hold as stocks. There are no permanent storage ceilings or commodities under Act but the law empowers the government to include or exclude items... read more
Sep 08, 2019 08:13
Tax projections made in the budget are based on projected nominal GDP growth for the year. This year’s budget had a projected nominal GDP growth of 12%. An 8% growth rate can lead to a serious shortfall in taxes. read more
Sep 02, 2019 14:30
India’s GDP growth plummeted to 5% in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. This is the lowest in 25 quarters. This is only the second instance of growth rate falling for five consecutive quarters since 1999. read more
Sep 02, 2019 13:06
A four percentage point shortfall in this figure for the entire year, if it happens, will mean a big shortfall in tax collections. This also means that the government will find it very difficult to spend what it has committed in the budget. read more
Aug 23, 2019 00:24
Unfortunately, there is no high frequency income or consumption data for the Indian economy. What we do have is monthly data for rural wages, which is available until June 2019. read more
Jul 15, 2019 12:42
The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation was at 2.45 per cent in May. It was 5.68 per cent in June 2018. read more
Jun 21, 2019 20:02
It is surely possible provided we change our mindset and let 2022 -- the 75th year of India’s Independence -- be the milestone to restore the pride in agriculture, make farm distress history, and turn farming into a vibrant economic enterprise read more
Apr 15, 2019 01:23
Depressed food prices will create headwinds to aggregate demand, which could neutralise the expected tailwinds from higher investment read more
Apr 02, 2019 20:35
A decelerating economy in the midst of elections can create problems for the incumbent political party read more
Feb 12, 2019 16:09
Unless, India finds a way to stabilise vegetable prices — despite their low weight, vegetables have been the biggest contributor to change in food inflation — stabilising food inflation will remain a challenge. read more
Feb 08, 2019 08:13
While welcome, the central bank’s move to cut its policy rate by 0.25 percentage point, is a gamble of sorts. Or actually, three gambles, a radical development for an organisation that rarely, if at all, takes chances. read more
Feb 01, 2019 17:13
Since last summer, the momentum seemed to be with the opposition. The BJP needed a strong counter. This budget may just be it read more
Jan 14, 2019 18:33
According to the data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, food inflation remained in the negative zone at 2.51 per cent compared to (-) 2.61 per cent in the November. read more
Nov 23, 2018 23:50
The gap between MSP and actual market prices received by farmers in the case of soyabean has been far narrower than what it has been for other commodities. Low farm-end prices are a key reason why retail food inflation shrunk 0.86% in October, its steepest... read more
Nov 13, 2018 08:17
The Indian economy was staring at an inflationary spike due to rising oil prices and falling rupee as recently as a month ago. These fears are not as pertinent anymore. Brent crude has fallen by almost 15% in the last one month. read more