Will 2017-18 be a watershed year for CPSE disinvestment?

Posted: April 18, 2017 at 11:52 am | Author: Manish Marwah

Central Public Sector Enterprises Disinvestment by Manish Marwah

Privatization came to a grinding halt after the Congress party-led government came to power at the Centre in 2004. The then Manmohan Singh government lacked courage to bite the bullet on restructuring central public sector enterprise (CPSEs) in a rapidly evolving global economic environment. A cursory look at the 235 operating CPSEs would prompt one […]


GST, and beyond! What lies ahead?

Posted: February 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

GST and its impact on India by Manish Marwah

  With the much awaited Goods and Sales Tax (GST) regime fast becoming a certainty, the debate over its short and long term impact for India and its economy is getting sharper by the day. As the country prepares to embrace GST in 2017, a widespread speculation on its implications is further clouding the prevailing […]


DIGITISATION AND ITS IMPACT ON ECONOMY AND SECTORS

Posted: October 4, 2016 at 1:58 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Digitisation and economy of India

Imagine an India, where a villager directly tweets”Applied for visa but official asking for bribe.” to Ministry of External Affairs, or “No power supply in the village during the last 24 hours, please send officials for inspection.” to Ministry of Power, or “Unemployed despite high qualification” to Ministry of Labour & Employment and gets a […]


Make in India

Posted: September 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Make in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a talent for coining slogans that go viral. While Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Swachh Bharat are meant for India, his Make in India call was meant for the world, and it has received global attention.

The cynical will say that it is yet another slogan that arouses expectations, but are not followed up with actions and soon forgotten. Like Garibi Hatao. Or Health for All by 2000, a slogan that was popular in the 90s, but few people remember today.

Will Make in India be different? Can Modi deliver? What is he lining up to make this happen? Is it too late to emulate China’s success story in manufacturing? Economists and analysts have been pouring on the subject in recent weeks.


Balancing Act

Posted: August 11, 2016 at 6:36 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Make in India for jobs and growth – Can Modi deliver the promise? “More than anytime in history, mankind faces crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total destruction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly” – Woody Allen The US subprime fiasco has forced US […]


Time to Revisit

Posted: July 8, 2016 at 5:58 am | Author: Manish Marwah

Time to Revisit The Indian economy is booming, stock markets are buoyant, homegrown entrepreneurs are spreading their wings, exports are growing, and consumerism is rising. In this scenario, it is definitely worth revisiting the issue of full Capital Account Convertibility (CAC). Most likely, CAC would improve the business environment, giving Indian industry access to lost-cost capital and the economy more options for […]


Sugar-Can it help to somewhat relieve India

Posted: July 2, 2016 at 1:20 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Sugar – Can it help to somewhat relieve India’s energy security concerns India spends close to $30 bn yearly in importing crude oil, which amounts roughly to 30 percent of its total annual imports. With crude prices having doubled over the past two years and presently hovering at around $70 per barrel, a sustained rally […]


Whats driving Indian consumerism

Posted: June 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

India’s baby boomer generation has grown up and unlike their parents who experienced guilt pangs every time they spent money, this generation has no such qualms and believes in living it up. One can attribute this largely to the fact that today’s consuming class has not only grown up in the post liberalization era but […]


Approach In Agriculture

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

AGRICULTURE, The Next Big Opportunity Despite India’s dominent position as a producer in word agriculture, India has a Meager 1.5% share of global agritrade.This is because both, productivity levels(yields) as well as the level of food processing in India,continues to languish below that of comparable geographies. Thus,the potential for growth in this sectior is huge […]


Infrastructure: an India priority

Posted: March 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Infrastructure: an India priority Intro: India’s infrastructure spend at 3.5% of GDP is not only much lower than China’s spend at ~11% of GDP but needs to go up to at least 4% of GDP by FY12 if current growth rates are to be sustained. This would require an investment of over Rs12,265 bn across […]