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A straw that is worth clutching at

Boosting farm incomes is the best way to combat the Indian economy’s woes today.

Explained: How to read GDP data

Q1 growth data show that the two biggest job-providing sectors, Agriculture and Industry, are witnessing feeble income growth. That explains why private consumption demand has collapsed in the economy


It is time we recognised that survey data cannot be interpreted in the way it used to be

India was a pioneer in data collection some 70 years ago. It should be recalled that GDP data in the first 30- odd years was based on the consumption data collected by the NSSO. Poverty rates, and policies, were based on NSSO data.

Passing the tax smell test

Subramanian’s growth claims would imply a strange boost in tax to GDP ratio.

Centre defends methodology after former CEA Arvind Subramanian says GDP growth figures 'overstated'

Arvind Subramanian, in an article published by The Indian Express, said his research found that the actual annual growth rate may have been about 4.5 per cent, below the official estimates of 7 per cent.

Explained: What is the fallout of a reduced GDP growth rate

Faltering growth puts pressure on the government and the Reserve Bank of India to take measures to boost growth. It will be difficult for the Centre to announce any fiscal stimulus or increase its spending as it is already facing a tight fiscal situation.


The economy is in a coma; low growth may have a bearing on poll outcomes

Quarterly GDP growth has set a record. It’s at a six quarter low. Our woes are compounded by the disaster in agriculture. Growth in 2018/19 is sharply lower at 2.7 per cent.

Slowdown in farm and manufacturing pushes GDP growth to 6.6%, six-quarter low

The overall GDP growth estimate for 2018-19 was also revised downwards to a five-year low of 7.0 per cent as per the second advance estimates released by government.

The deficit Problem

Centre increasingly takes recourse to non-market borrowings for public deficits. There is a cost to deficit-induced borrowings.

Simply Put: This back series, that back series

In new GDP back series data, average growth during UPA regime is down from previous estimates while growth during NDA is pegged higher than during UPA. Why do findings differ from one report to another?