Very tough times lie ahead for next govt



‘The new government will have to contend with slowing economic growth, weak private investment, anaemic exports and vulnerable external imbalances, a stressed financial system, mounting fiscal pressures (including high government debt-to-GDP ratios) and an exceptionally bad employment situation,’ says Shankar Acharya, former chief economic adviser to the Government of India.



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Is the much-touted Bhavantar project a disaster?



Allegations abound that traders milked the scheme to artificially keep prices down, while a significant amount of growers didn’t even register owing to multiple difficulties in registration and were deprived of the payout.



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