Economic Survey 2019

Economic Survey 2019 News

As India ages fast, Economic Survey says need to raise age for retirement

The total fertility rate, which is a measure of how many children an average woman of reproductive age is likely to have in her lifetime, will dip below the replacement 2.1 by 2021.

Economic Survey's education alert: Population of kids falling, merge schools

Survey says the number of schools per capita will rise “significantly” in India across all major states, and that the number of elementary schools with less than 50 students has “increased over the past decade across all major states except Delhi”.


Economic Survey 2018-2019: ‘District courts can clear 100% cases if they work on full strength’

The survey’s findings called for special attention to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal as the four states have higher average pendency as compared to the national average.

Economic Survey 2019: ‘Diplomatic’-type privileges, ‘club’ membership proposed for each district’s top-10 taxpayers

It said that since people often indulge in conspicuous consumption to convey their social status, top-10 taxpayers within a district can be highlighted and accorded due recognition.

Private investment key, stick to fiscal glide path: Economic Survey 2019

Suggests sunset clause in incentives for MSMEs, tax-payer friendly policy

Economic Survey 2019: Loking ahead

Investment rate is expected to pick up on the back of higher credit growth and improved demand. The higher capacity utilisation and uptick in business expectations should increase investment activity in fiscal 2019-20.


Electric Vehicles: ‘Policy push’ needed for universal charging standards

Globally, EV sales have been rising at a “fast” pace to over 10 lakh units being sold in 2017 from just over 2,000 in 2008.

Economic Survey 2019: Secular drop in economic policy uncertainty in the last four years

The survey pointed out that EPU index shows peaks in few months of 2011 and 2012, reflecting the policy paralysis during that period.

Economic Survey: Well designed minimum wage system can ‘help reduce inequalities’

Currently, there are around 429 scheduled employments and 1,915 scheduled job categories of unskilled workers for which minimum wages are specified.

The Subramanians: KV carries through legacy of Arvind, with more grounded projections

The survey, the first by the new chief economic adviser Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian, however, is more realistic in its assessments, especially with respect to the macroeconomic prospects.