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Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has received cumulative orders from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal for about 25 million LED lamps. It is also in talks with leading banks in India for replacing air-conditioning at their ATMs.     
 

Demonetisation shows India’s social welfare measures like MGNREGS to be worryingly patchy

 

The committee is now aiming to reach a position where it is able to maintain inflation close to 4%

 
Not just a tax change, it is being looked at as a business transition—and that means CEOs must get it right  
 

It is surely incorrect to view India's demonetization exercise as an instance of monetary policy. Monetary policy à la economics addresses issues linked to gross domestic product, unemployment, inflation and so on. India demonetized, however, to curb corruption. The policy may well find success, in which case the government will rightfully deserve to be praised.

 

Both the public sector and the private enterprises must constructively engage with each other to promote key development schemes for the people’s benefit.

 
In a reasoned and realistic Budget, the Finance Minister missed a couple of tricks while reducing the income tax rate for the first slab and the corporate tax rate for small companies    
 

Budget balances imperatives of economic growth with requirements of equity in a time of global recession.

 
The boost in consumption will provide the fast-pace growth that will help make up for the slow speed of structural reforms like GST and demonetization  
 

India needs an active strategy to expand its manufactured exports to Africa and its ailing manufacturing sector really can’t afford to miss this golden chance, writes Malancha Chakrabarty for South Asia Monitor.

 


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