Although the government has room to further reduce excise duty on petroleum products to contain inflation from the fiscal side, emphasis will be on monetary policy to control price pressures, they added.
Sanjiv Sanyal, member of the economic advisory council to the prime minister Saturday said that the country's internal market is in a good position and its macroeconomic stability is in a comfortable zone despite the ravage by the pandemic.
The Women and Child Development ministry official said that the findings of this particular project will be then shared with ICMR to see if there can be a third party validation medically for this initiative.
“We are working out a detailed programme on crop diversification soon and we will provide financial support to the programme from our own budget as well as from the central sector scheme,” Singh told FE.
The governor pointed out that the inflation target range of 2-6% has been given to the MPC to deal with extraordinary situations like the one brought on by Covid. The MPC, therefore, decided to use the band and the flexibility available to it around the 4% level to support growth and the panel has been quite open about it.
India has been successful in introducing checks on illegal fishing, under-reporting or outside regulation — IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated) fishing." Fisheries subsidies agreement is the second multilateral pact of the WTO finalised after a gap of nine years. It aims at boosting and promoting sustainable fishing.
The net direct tax collection of over Rs 3.39 lakh crore includes Corporation Tax (CIT) at over Rs 1.70 lakh crore and Personal Income Tax (PIT), including Security Transaction Tax (STT), at over Rs 1.67 lakh crore.
As a diplomat and a former Union minister for civil aviation, Puri — the guest at Express Adda on Friday — was one of the four Cabinet ministers tasked with coordinating the government’s massive efforts towards evacuating Indian students stranded in Ukraine after Russia attacked the former on February 24.
In the letter written to the minister, a copy of which is with FE, ISMA president Aditya Jhunjhunwala said an immediate announcement of next year’s sugar export policy will help the sugar mills to enter into future contracts at better prices.
India's commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said: "We will take some solid decisions probably after seven years, subject to a few issues being sorted out in the next few minutes… But nothing is done till everything is done.”
These hikes have led many to believe that the efforts to control inflation will extract a cost by denting growth prospects. The GDP expanded 8.7 per cent in FY22 after 6.6 per cent contraction in FY21, and is estimated by RBI to expand by 7.2 per cent in FY23.
State finances are vulnerable to a variety of unexpected shocks that might alter their fiscal outcomes, causing slippages relative to their budgets and expectations, said the RBI article prepared by a team of economist under the guidance of deputy governor Michael Debabrata Patra.
The article, published in the RBI's June bulletin, noted that global economic conditions continue to deteriorate as ratcheting up of commodity prices and financial market volatility have led to heightened uncertainty.
Of the male migrants in the country, one in three moves out of his state, as per the annual periodic labour force survey for July 2020-June 2021 conducted by the National Statistical Office, reports Surya Sarathi Ray.
Fresh challenges in the global supply chains, the ban on the export of wheat and curbs on the supplies of iron ore and select steel products, etc, too are going to weigh on the country’s export performance in June.
While small exporters of physical products like textiles, handloom, clothing, footwear, mainly based out of developing countries, are facing both domestic taxes and customs duties, the big digital exporters are being exempted from custom duties due to the moratorium, Goyal said.
Demand for agricultural products from India is witnessing a surge in many markets despite logistical challenges such as freight costs and container shortages, he added. “Demand for Indian products is increasing and optimum efforts are being made to ensure an uninterrupted supply chain,” Angamuthu told FE.
The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month stood at 116, which was 7.8 per cent higher as compared to the level in April last year, the mines ministry said in a statement.
"Appreciate the timely dispersal of USD 120 million loan by US International Development Finance Corporation @DFCgov to help small and medium businesses in Sri Lanka to overcome immediate challenges," Wickremesinghe tweeted.
The panel of ministers on GST rate rationalisation is scheduled to meet on June 17 to discuss possible tweaking in tax rates, sources said. The Group of Ministers (GoM) is likely to discuss possible changes in the tax slab, they said, adding that the final report of the panel would take some more time. The […]
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