Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Stories By Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Revving up the electronics industry

Revving up the electronics industry

The govt scheme to provide 50-75 % capital subsidy for investments in new manufacturing facilities is not going to work

Redirect expenditure towards preventive health care

Redirect expenditure towards preventive health care

Encouragement of MNCs, which supply drugs and medical devices, lies at the root of lopsided allocation of funds

Living with the Gangetic floods

Living with the Gangetic floods

Major floods every five to ten years are a way of the river to restore capacity, Dams and barrages put the spanner in the works.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, 
who is friend, who is foe?

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, who is friend, who is foe?

The challenge before India is to secure a share of global income in proportion to our population. We have to examine whether this will be...Read More

Monetary policy vs fiscal policy: Why the printing of notes is favoured

Monetary policy vs fiscal policy: Why the printing of notes is favoured

A keen look at different approaches to economic policy that either accrue immediate benefits, or in the future — as we are today — of the...Read More

Democracy doesn’t serve a developing nation

Democracy doesn’t serve a developing nation

Espousal of democracy by the West is predicated on the exploitation of others

Migrant workers digging a pond under the MGNREGA scheme in their home state

Return of migrants is in everyone’s interest

Time is short to repair the imminent permanent damage to the economies of host states

Not loans; market demand will pull MSMEs out of quicksand

Not loans; market demand will pull MSMEs out of quicksand

In absence of true increased income, borrowings are additional burden on the MSMEs.

Facing the ascendancy of China

Facing the ascendancy of China

China being the only country with a sizable financial surplus and in a position to supply goods, aversion to it over the coronavirus is u...Read More

Rebounding from corona — the Chinese way

Rebounding from corona — the Chinese way

No wonder, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said that China will escape the looming recession of the w...Read More

Limitations to AAP's Delhi governance model

Limitations to AAP's Delhi governance model

Person-based model of governance necessitates vigorous audits and evaluations.

Telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone-Idea and Jio at the mercy of the Government?

Telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone-Idea and Jio at the mercy of the Government?

Vodafone-Idea, Airtel bankruptcy can be prevented by rewriting spectrum charge agreement

Coronavirus: Fallout of unbridled global economic integration

Coronavirus: Fallout of unbridled global economic integration

The coronavirus has led to a shutdown of the Chinese economy. Airbus has suspended the production of airplanes and Foxconn, which makes m...Read More

Coronavirus: Perils of global economic integration

Coronavirus: Perils of global economic integration

The coronavirus has led to a shutdown of the Chinese economy. Airbus has suspended the production of airplanes and Foxconn, which makes m...Read More

Budget 2020: Despite tax cuts, growth will remain leaden-footed

Budget 2020: Despite tax cuts, growth will remain leaden-footed

The basic philosophy of the budget is that tax cuts will place more monies in the hands of the companies and the rich, which will get inv...Read More

If I were to make the Union Budget...

If I were to make the Union Budget...

One, reform GST. I will make the provision for the GST paid by small businesses on the purchase of raw materials to be refunded to them i...Read More

Remedy to dismal demand lies in infrastructure investment

Remedy to dismal demand lies in infrastructure investment

Now, demand is being made that a one-time window to resolve tax disputes and to convert black money into white may be opened in the budge...Read More

Sea change to rescue India Post by Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Sea change to rescue India Post by Bharat Jhunjhunwala

The Government has established the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) last year in order to revive the Post Offices. It was thought that the...Read More

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Housing bubble may burst, next

A medium-scale builder of Ghaziabad explained the dynamics of the housing sector. He had purchased a plot for Rs 300 crore to build a hou...Read More

Not just stubble menace, other pollutants in the mix

Not just stubble menace, other pollutants in the mix

The Supreme Court has ordered that the farmers should be paid Rs 100 per quintal or Rs 1 per kilogram to incentivise them not to burn the...Read More

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