Category Economy and Infrastructure

Addressing Housing Challenges in Indian Cities: Will the 2024 Interim Budget Bridge the Gap?

Addressing Housing Challenges in Indian Cities: Will the 2024 Interim Budget Bridge the Gap?

With rapid urbanization, the problem of housing shortages in Indian cities ~ especially for low income households ~ is expected to exacerbate. Based on 2011 census data, the Technical Group on Urban Housing Shortage, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), estimated the urban housing shortage during 2012- 2017 at 18.78 million. The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) Report of 2020 indicated an increase in urban housing shortages of 54 per cent amounting to 29 million in 2018.
Trade Unions: Time for Businesses to Recognize the Economic Win

Trade Unions: Time for Businesses to Recognize the Economic Win

There are two aspects of unions and their work that employers in India would do well to focus on. Their role in bridging the wide gap between enterprise-level rationality and economy-wide rationality. On completing Indian society's stunted modernization, which depresses the quality of workforce.
Building a Sustainable Future: A Call to Action

Building a Sustainable Future: A Call to Action

The United Nations climate change conference, COP28, has entered the final stretch. Negotiators are brainstorming on the future of fossil fuels. According to Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate, “the success of COP28 will depend on leaders calling for a just and equitable phase-out of all fossil fuels without exceptions and distractions.” European Union climate commissioner Wopke Hoekstra has promised a big push on the issue.
In the Global Spotlight: India's Entry into JP Morgan's Government Bond Index

In the Global Spotlight: India’s Entry into JP Morgan’s Government Bond Index

The announcement came in September that India would be included in JPMorgan Chase's 'Goverment Bond Index- Emerging Markets' from June 2024. This immediately strikes most people as something of interest, not so much to the man in the street as to the man on Dalal Street. This would be as misplaced as thinking that the World Trade Organisation matters only to traders or that a viral cough and flu in Chinese city affects only the locals.