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Chidamabaram appreciates restrained language of Eco Survey

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:52

Chidambaram welcomed the declaration of the NDA government that "the emphasis of policy would have to remain on fiscal consolidation and removal of structural constraints".

Economic Survey 2013-14: Housing prices rose in 24 cities during 2007-13

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:47

Real Estate and ownership of dwellings with a share of 5.9 percent in India's GDP, grew by 5.6 percent in 2012-13.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Revive investment to boost growth, jobs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:10

The pre-Budget Economic Survey on Wednesday called for investments, especially in infrastructure, to revive growth and jobs while carrying out tax and subsidy reforms for fiscal consolidation, projecting an up to 5.9 percent GDP growth this year.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Global deals on climate should address India's concerns

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:04

Global targets for all countries to achieve sustainable development should be looked at in the context of historical, spatial and other dimensions.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Worsening structural constraints led to sub-5% growth

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:02

"Ill-targeted subsidies cramped fiscal space for public investment and distorted the allocation of resources," it added.

Economic Survey 2013-14: 'More needs to be done to give quality, affordable healthcare'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:00

The allocations for the health sector have increased over the years, it added.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Govt to come out with simplified norms for DRs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:49

The government Wednesday said it will come out with simplified norms for Depository Receipts after making necessary amendments in tax regulations.

Economic Survey for market pricing of natural gas

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:47

Weeks after the new government deferred a decision on revising natural gas prices, the pre- Budget Economic Survey Wednesday called for market-linked pricing to boost domestic oil and gas exploration, and production.

Investors pump in Rs 54,000 cr in mutual fund schemes in FY14

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:41

Investors pumped in nearly Rs 54,000 crore in various mutual fund schemes in 2013-14, 23 percent lower than the amount infused by them in the preceding fiscal, the Economic Survey said Wednesday.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Increase share in merchandise exports to 4% in 5 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:36

India should more than double its share in the world merchandise exports to at least 4 percent in the next five years, a government document said Wednesday.

Economic Survey 2013-14: India's working-age population to rise to 64% by 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:29

The proportion of working-age population in India is likely to increase from around 58 percent in 2001 to more than 64 percent by 2021, with a large number of young persons in the 20-35 age group, according to the pre-Budget Economic Survey 2013-14.

Economic Survey 2013-14: 'Eco Survey presents realistic macro-economic picture'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:20

The industry also supported the need for a fiscal consolidation roadmap backed by an FRBM Act "with teeth" as outlined in the survey.