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Utsav Shah

Utsav Shah is a student of International Economic Policy at Sciences Po.

Centre’s reliance on indirect tax revenue, pro-rich policy, has deprived govt of resources during COVID crisis
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

COVID-19 may be a blessing in disguise if it allows India to reform its tax system in order to make it work towards inclusive growth and sustainable development rather than targeting only investment-led economic growth. After all, India’s tax-GDP ratio was only 10.9 per cent in 2019, as against the OECD average of 34 per cent.

India needs to urgently step into the domain of healthcare
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

One of the obvious reasons why public healthcare has not been a priority for successive governments of India lies in the fact that India’s middle class did not need it.

Keeping poor safe in lockdown is state responsibility, not an act of charity
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Leaving migrant workers to fend for themselves and forcing them to return to their villages will only enable the spread of coronavirus. In this regard, a clear distinction in the provision of aid for the urban and the rural poor must be made so that resources are better allocated amongst the poor.