Category Economy and Infrastructure

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Doubling of Income, Really?

INDIA’S per capita income, representing the average income of an Indian citizen, has risen from INR 79,000 in 2013–14 to INR 1,71,000 in 2022–23 — an increase of 116 percent. Therefore, some claim that incomes have more than doubled in India since the present ruling dispensation took office. The catch is that: a) this includes the price increase during the period and hence does not represent the real increase in incomes, and b) the data for 2022–23 and two earlier years is provisional and subject to revision.
Reimagining Public Policy in the Context of Emerging Global and Domestic Trends

Reimagining Public Policy in the Context of Emerging Global and Domestic Trends

It is a privilege to deliver the inaugural address for the Conference on Public policy Research, Pedagogy, and practice organized by the Delhi School of Public Policy and the Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi. In any discipline, particularly in the social sciences and in professional programs, research, pedagogy, and practice need to be tailored to the emerging context and challenges which the discipline needs to help understand and address. The title of my address has the terms “Reimagining Public Policy”. It also stresses “Emerging Global and Domestic Trends”.
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Union Budget 2023-24 and Urban Infrastructure and Development Financing: Promising Yet Concerning

Indian cities with their contribution of around two-thirds of the GDP are expected to play an instrumental role as the country’s ‘engines of economic growth'. The union budget 2023-24 has tried give a push to cities by way of capital expenditure.
Good and Services Tax Collection: India's progress towards 'One Nation, One Sales Tax'

Good and Services Tax (GST) Collection: India’s progress towards ‘One Nation, One Sales Tax’

The progress of India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), based on taxing value-addition, introduced as a dual tax levied by both the centre and the states, in a short period since 2017 when it was introduced, has been commendable. The GST has helped India progress towards the vision of ‘one nation, one sales tax’; and has helped reduce transaction costs of businesses at all levels, while facilitating lower logistics costs toward greater global competitiveness.  To implement GST, a Constitutional amendment was needed as in the then-existing Constitution, there was no provision for levying sales tax on goods by the Union government, and the states could not levy sales tax on services.
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Video: The Cities We Need towards India@2047 | Panel Discussion | Action Aid India & IMPRI | IIC Annex

The Cities We Need towards India@2047 | A Panel Discussion | Action Aid India & IMPRI | IIC Annex ActionAid Association India, and IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to A Panel Discussion on The Cities…

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Video: India’s G20 Presidency & the Urban Agenda for Developing Countries | Panel Discussion | IIC Annexe

India’s G20 Presidency & the Urban Agenda for Developing Countries | A Panel Discussion | Action Aid India & IMPRI | IIC Annexe ActionAid Association India, and IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invite you to A Panel…