Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Stories By Bharat Jhunjhunwala

PM Narendra Modi 
addressing an election rally in  Chandrapur
district  on Friday.

Trillion dollar economy, yes, but not this way

The Prime Minister has set the target of making India a Five Trillion Dollar economy. The task is achievable, but not with the policies b...Read More

Good because it shifts from free trade to protectionism

Good because it shifts from free trade to protectionism

Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has tried to make a fundamental change in the direction of the economy. She has increased the custo...Read More

Utilising rain water should be the main goal

Utilising rain water should be the main goal

The recent water crisis in Tamil Nadu requires attention in the Budget. First let us consider how to increase the supply of water. The an...Read More

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New strategy needed for river rejig

The task of cleaning our rivers has been handed over from the Ministry of Environment to the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MJS), which was know...Read More

The futility of lowering interest rates

The futility of lowering interest rates

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently lowered the rate of interest that it pays to the banks on the amounts deposited by them with...Read More

Missed Opportunities and the Way Forward

Missed Opportunities and the Way Forward

NDA’s win appears to be anchored on Pulwama and strong administration. The alliance has won despite many missed opportunities. The only e...Read More

How we are whipping democracy

How we are whipping democracy

French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau laid the foundations of modern democracy. He said that persons elected by the people had a right...Read More

Ideological bankruptcy of NDA and UPA

Ideological bankruptcy of NDA and UPA

The basic problem of governance is how to make the rulers act in the interests of the people, not in their own. At the same time it is al...Read More

Public funding for elections should be inculcated in India

Public funding for elections should be inculcated in India

The role of money—whether black or white—in elections cannot be eliminated. But it certainly can be reduced. The makers of our Constituti...Read More

Need for good relook at fiscal deficit mantra

Need for good relook at fiscal deficit mantra

The fiscal deficit consists of the money borrowed by the government to finance its expenditures beyond its income. BJP and Congress agree...Read More

The time for universal basic income has finally arrived

The time for universal basic income has finally arrived

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has promised to pay Rs 7,200 per year as basic income to the 20 per cent poorest families of the country....Read More

Why is India far behind China

Why is India far behind China

The income of a Chinese Citizen was 1.2 times that of an Indian Citizen in 1980 according to the data released by the International Monet...Read More

Women need to strike a balance

Women need to strike a balance

The earliest living organism was called gametes. This was unisex. Any two gametes mated and created offsprings. The stronger and larger g...Read More

Dicey state of the economy

Dicey state of the economy

Speaking at the Global Business Summit Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his Government had provided a corruption free environment i...Read More

Scrap the Indus Water Treaty

Scrap the Indus Water Treaty

India has imposed 200 per cent import duty on goods imported from Pakistan in retaliation to the Pulwama attack. This is not likely to go...Read More

The grim case against hydropower on the Ganga

The grim case against hydropower on the Ganga

The Union Government must be congratulated for taking a decision not to make new hydropower projects on the Ganga River. The issue of fou...Read More

Don’t fear fiscal deficit

Don’t fear fiscal deficit

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has claimed with some justification that the NDA Government has been successful in keeping the fiscal defic...Read More

Reform GST in 2019

Reform GST in 2019

The challenge for 2019 is to push up the growth rate fromthe present seven per cent. Economic growth is basically driven by demand.There ...Read More

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What Modi needs to do to claw back

The policy of BJP in the last four years was to consolidate the Hindu vote on the issues of cow, Sanskrit and Ram Temple. At the same tim...Read More

The future belongs to Solar Alliance, challenges remain

The future belongs to Solar Alliance, challenges remain

The Jawahar Lal Nehru Solar Mission was started in 2010. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed it forward dramatically and set a target...Read More

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