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Fitch's India upgrade reflects better fundamentals: Montek

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 20:19

Enthused by upgrade of India's credit outlook to stable from negative by global rating agency Fitch, Plan Panel Deputy Chairman Montek Ahluwalia on Wednesday said it reflects strengthening of basic fundamentals of economy and hoped further improvement in coming months.

Good economics can be good politics, says Montek Ahluwalia

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 18:23

Pursuing good economic practices is not always easy politically, but anyone who thinks it is impossible may be "damming the country", Planning Commission Deputy Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Thursday.

India has all requirements to return to 8% growth: Montek

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 10:02

India's leading economic strategist also stressed that the pace of poverty reduction in the country was within the target set by the government.

Economy to grow at 5.5% in current fiscal,7% in 2013-14:Montek

Last Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 11:10

"It (GDP growth rate) would be somewhere between 5 and 5.5 percent. If everything worked perfectly, I would not rule out seven percent next year (2013-14)", Ahluwalia said in an interview.

Rural development schemes likely to drive `green agenda`

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 16:10

Realising their "immense potential", Government is planning to use rural development schemes like MGNREGA as a vehicle to promote green agenda.

Montek says Rs 35L spent for 2 ‘blocks’ of toilets

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 23:16

Ahluwalia, who had earlier faced criticism over expenditure on his foreign trips, told reporters that expenditure of Rs 35 Lakh is not on two toilets but it is really a "major modernisation of toilet blocks".

Outrage over Rs 35 L spend on Plan Panel toilets

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 14:11

The Plan Panel splurged Rs 35 lakhs on refurbishing two toilets at its headquarters!

Ahluwalia cautions on inter-linking of rivers

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 15:57

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said before inter-basin transfer of water a variety of issues needed to be settled first.

PM should remove Montek from Plan Panel: Mulayam

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 16:10

The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday sought removal of Montek Singh Ahluwalia from the post of Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission.

Decision on FDI in retail taken after extensive talks: Montek

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 18:24

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said the government has consulted all stakeholders, including UPA allies, before opening the multi-brand retail to foreign investment.

Ahluwalia awarded Honorary Doctorate

Last Updated: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 23:00

Ahluwalia was conferred the Honoris Causa Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) by the IIT Roorkee management.

Sept qtr GDP growth seen not better than June qtr: Ahluwalia

Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 18:59

India's September quarter economic growth is not expected to be better than its previous quarterly growth, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Thursday.