Economic Survey 2014-15

Paperback | April 25, 2015

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A flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, the Economic Survey reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the previous twelve months, summarizes the performance on major development programmes, and highlights the policy initiatives of the governmentand the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term. This document is presented to both houses of Parliament during the Budget Session, tabled a day ahead of the Union Budget. With detailed statistical data covering all aspects of the economy - macro as well as sectoral - the Survey provides an overview of key issues such as state of the Indian economy; challenges, policy responses, and medium-term outlook; fiscal policy and monetary management; financial intermediationand the role of markets; external sector, balance of payments, and trade; agriculture, industrial development and services sector; energy, infrastructure, and communications; human development, climate change, and public programmes; and India and the global economy. The annual Survey is widely read and used by policymakers, the corporate sector, private analysts and investors, academics, civil society, media, the international stakeholders of India's economy, civil servants at the national and state levels, as well as scholars from around the world.

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A flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, the Economic Survey reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the previous twelve months, summarizes the performance on major development programmes, and highlights the policy initiatives of the governmentand the prospects of the economy in the short ...

The Economic Survey is produced by the Department of Economic Affairs, Economic Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pagesPublished:April 25, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Volume 11. Economic Outlook, Prospects, and Policy ChallengesIntroductionMacroeconomic Review and OutlookInflation and MoneyExternal SectorAgricultureThe Growth-Fiscal Policy Challenge'Wiping Every Tear from Every Eye': The JAM Number Trinity SolutionGrowth Private and Public InvestmentThe Banking ChallengeManufacturing, Services and the Challenges of 'Making in India'The Trade ChallengeClimate ChangeEmpowering Women: Unleashing Nari ShaktiCooperative Federalism and the Recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC)2. Fiscal FrameworkIntroduction and SummaryBackground and History LessonsMedium-Term StrategyShort-Term IssuesConclusions3. 'Wiping Every Tear from Every Eye': The JAM Number Trinity SolutionIntroductionSubsidising Whom?The Case of KeroseneThe Case of FoodThe Possibilities Offered by Cash TransfersThe JAM Number Trinity Solution4. The Investment Climate: Stalled Projects, Debt Overhang and the Equity PuzzleIntroductionRate of Stalling and Stock of Stalled ProjectsAn Analysis of Stalled ProjectsBalance Sheet Syndrome with Indian CharacteristicsWhat is Impact of Balance Sheet Syndrome on Firm Equity?Policy Lessons5. Credit, Structure and Double Financial Repression: A Diagnosis of the Banking SectorIntroductionFinancial Repression on the Liability SideFinancial Repression on the Assets SideA Comparative Analysis of Banking and CreditAre Public Sector Banks Uniform in Performance?Policy Implications6. Putting Public Investment on Track: The Rail Route to Higher GrowthIntroductionEffects of Increasing Public Investment on Overall Output and Private InvestmentThe Case for Public Investment in RailwaysPolicy Recommendations ? Key Takeaways7. What to Make in India? Manufacturing or Services?IntroductionDesirable Features of Sectors That Can Serve as Engines of Structural TransformationThe Manufacturing ScorecardThe Service ScorecardSummary Scorecards and Conclusions8. A National Market for Agricultural Commodities - Some Issues and Way ForwardIntroductionAPMCs Levy Multiple Fees, of Substantial Magnitude, that are Non-transparent, and hence a Source of Political PowerEssential Commodity Act, 1955 vs APMC ActModel APMC ActKarnataka ModelInadequacies of Model APMC ActAlternative Ways of Creating National Market for Agricultural CommoditiesUsing Constitutional Provisions to Set Up Common Market9. From Carbon Subsidy to Carbon Tax: India's Green ActionsIntroductionExcise Duty on Petrol and Diesel as an Implicit Carbon TaxHow Does India Compare with Other Countries?CO2 Emission Reductions from Petrol and Diesel Taxes and Coal CessTranslating Coal Cess into Carbon TaxConclusions and Key Messages10. The Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC)-Implications for Fiscal Federalism in India?IntroductionMajor Recommendations of FFCImplications of FFC Recommendations for Fiscal Federalism: A Way AheadBalancing Fiscal Autonomy and Fiscal SpaceCaveats and ConclusionVolume 21. State of the Economy-An OverviewRecent Growth RecordAggregate DemandFactor Shares in GVAPer Capita IncomePublic FinancePrices and Monetary ManagementExternal SectorOutlook for 2015-16Sectoral Developments2. Public FinanceFiscal Policy for 2014-15Non-debt ReceiptsTax RevenueCollection RatesTax ExpenditureNon-tax RevenueNon-debt Capital ReceiptsTrends in ExpenditurePlan ExpenditureNon-plan ExpenditureSubsidiesInterest PaymentProvisional Outcome in 2014-15 vis-a-vis BE 2014-15Government DebtPerformance of Departmental Enterprises of the Central GovernmentFiscal Performance of the StatesConsolidated General GovernmentOutlook3. Monetary Management and Financial IntermediationMonetary Developments during 2014-15Trends in Monetary AggregatesLiquidity ManagementLiquidity ConditionsDevelopments in Government Securities MarketsBank CreditPerformance of Scheduled Commercial BanksFinancial InclusionNon-banking Financial CompaniesDevelopments in Capital MarketsInsurance SectorPension Sector4. External SectorGlobal Economic EnvironmentIndia's Merchandise TradeTrade PolicyWTO Negotiations and IndiaBalance of Payments DevelopmentsForeign Exchange ReservesExchange RateExternal Debt5. Prices, Agriculture and Food ManagementTrends in WPI and CPI InflationFactors Causing Moderation in InflationHousehold Inflation ExpectationsAgriculture and Food ManagementOverview of Agricultural SectorArea, Production, and YieldDrivers of GrowthMajor Schemes of the GovernmentSustainability and AdaptabilityAllied Sectors: Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and FisheriesFood ManagementAgri-marketing ReformsCommodity Futures MarketTrade PolicyAgriculture TradeOutlook and Challenges Ahead6. Industrial, Corporate, and Infrastructure PerformanceIIP-Based Industrial PerformanceIndustrial-Sector Performance Based on Revised GDP EstimatesPerformance of Eight Core IndustriesComparative Position of India and World ManufacturingCorporate-Sector PerformanceGross Capital Formation in the Industrial SectorCredit Flow to the Industrial SectorMSME SectorCPSEsFDIInfrastructure Performance-Specific SectorsPowerPetroleum and Natural GasNew and Renewable EnergyCoolMineralsRailwaysRoadsCivil AviationPortsTelecommunicationsUrban Infrastructure7. Services SectorInternational ComparisonIndia's Services SectorServices GDP and Gross Capital FormationState-wise Comparison of ServicesFDI in India's Services SectorIndia's Services TradeIndia's Services EmploymentMajor Services: Overall PerformanceMajor Services: Sector-wise Performance and Some Recent PoliciesTourismShippingPort ServicesIT and ITesResearch and Development ServicesConsultancy ServicesReal Estate and HousingInternal TradeMedia and Entertainment Services8. Climate Change and Sustainable DevelopmentRecent Scientific Findings from IPCC Fifth Assessment ReportGlobal GHG Emissions from Major Sectors and CountriesIndia's Progress in Addressing Climate ChangeInternational State of Negotiations: 20th Session of the Conference of Parties to UNFCCCInternational Climate Finance FlowsInternational Carbon MarketsSustainable Development9. Social Infrastructure, Employment, and Human DevelopmentEducational ChallengesEmployment MattersTowards a Healthy IndiaPovertyHuman Development: International ComparisonFostering Inclusive GrowthDemographic Dividend and Related Policy InterventionsTrends in India's Social-Sector ExpenditureConclusion