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The Impact of Budget 2017–18 on Infrastructure

By Abhishek Das* Infrastructure development is considered a key benchmark for gauging the growth trajectory of a country. The allocation for infrastructure in the Union Budget 2017–18 was analysed with renewed interest for two...

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India’s Defence Budget: Advance or Retreat?

By Vinny Davis* The hyped Union Budget 2017–18 is being adjudged as a delicate balancing act of the Central Government. Focusing on foundational requisites like poverty alleviation, infrastructure and rural employment, the Government has...

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Fiscal Stimulus or Fiscal Discipline?

By Deepthi Mary Mathew* The Union Budget 2017–18 is unique in many ways. It will be the first budget after the unprecedented demonetisation and will be presented on the first working day of February....

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Demonetisation, Budget and Expectations

By Dr Martin Patrick* The Central Government will present the budget for 2017–18 on February 1, 2017. The decision to present the budget a month in advance is praiseworthy; normally the budget is presented...

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Taxing Capital Gains in India

By Deepthi Mary Mathew* Prime Minister Narendra Modi signalling the introduction of capital gains tax on equities has caused a tremble in the stock market. He puts forward the argument that profits from the...

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Will Trump Change the US Policy of Climate Change?

  By Vinny Davis* US President-elect Donald Trump’s stand on climate and energy policies is expected to open up new debates on outgoing President Barack Obama’s ambitious climate change programmes. The euphoria post the...

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Land Value Capture for Infrastructure Financing

Urban Local Bodies in India are incompetent in financing large urban infrastructure projects in their cities. It is high time India adopted innovative  infrastructure financing strategies. This blog piece by Abhishek Das (Research Associate,...

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The Unique Case of Kerala’s Treasury System

By Deepthi Mary Mathew* Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on November 8, withdrawing the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has received sundry response from different quarters. Even though various...