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Roshan Kishore is the Data and Political Economy Editor at Hindustan Times. His weekly column for HT Premium Terms of Trade appears every Friday.

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Number Theory: Understanding the Delhi budget — in three charts

While the 2024-25 BE expenditure is 1.47% more than the ₹74,900 crore spent in 2023-24 as per R.E. numbers, it's a reduction if compared to 2023-24 B.E. numbers

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and finance minister Atishi address a joint press conference after the presentation of the Budget of the Delhi government at Vidhan Sabha on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 08:34 AM IST

Number Theory: A look at the complexity of India's politics, in 3 charts

India is ranked second (only after Sweden) among 24 countries in terms of satisfaction “with the way democracy is working” in the survey.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the BJP's victory in the 2019 general elections.(AP Photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 08:19 AM IST

India’s Q3 GDP bucks all estimates at 8.4% growth

GDP growth in the quarter ending December 2023 is 8.4%, almost two percentage points more than the 6.6% number predicted by a Bloomberg poll of economists

In terms of a sectoral growth performance, manufacturing and construction are among the best performers with annual growth rate of 8.5% and 10.7% respectively. (REUTERS/ FILE)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 11:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Number Theory: What HCES tells us about rural-urban inequality

A section of rural India has caught up with its urban counterparts in terms of ownership of white goods, as per the 2015-16 and 2019-21 NFHS data.

A settlement of mixed population - urban and rural - in Pune. (Rahul Raut/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 08:49 AM IST

Terms of Trade | Will HCES findings change politics in India?

The inherent class tension in India’s political economy landscape will only increase going forward despite what happens to official poverty numbers

Markets left to themselves after the 1991 economic reforms have generated a lot of tailwinds for the incomes of classes with access to either material or intellectual capital in India.(AFP)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Number Theory: Why junking electoral bonds alone won't achieve much

This is the second of a two-part series on India’s political finance. The first part looked at how electoral bonds changed India’s political funding.

Representational image (AFP)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 08:22 AM IST

Number Theory: Poll bonds, their sway on India's political finance

This is the first of a two-part series on India’s political funding. The second part will look at problems at political funding at the grassroot level.

Representative Image.
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:39 AM IST

Number Theory: India's consumption spending numbers explained in 4 charts

The slowest growth in average consumption spending was seen between the 1999-2000 and 2004-05 Consumption Expenditure Survey rounds.

Representational image.(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 08:25 AM IST

First consumption data released after 2011-2012

While declining food spending has been a long-term trend in CES data, this number has fallen below 50% for the first time in rural India

Representative Image. (File)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 05:01 AM IST

Terms of Trade | Politics must fight unequal growth, but sincerely

Politics must criticize new-economy for failing to solve India's structural transformation problem, but first, it must uncouple from dirty capital

Bengaluru has led the country in all things IT and knowledge economy. Recently, the Karnataka government is asking MNCs to display local employees.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 03:55 PM IST

Number Theory: How formidable is the SP-Congress alliance in UP?

The SP’s performance has been largely consistent in terms of vote share, unlike the Congress which has seen a long-term decline in vote share barring 2009.

Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi
Published on Feb 23, 2024 09:28 AM IST

Number Theory: What explains BJP’s love for Charan Singh?

Charan Singh began his political career in the Congress party and only parted ways with it after the 1967 elections when he was not made the chief minister.

Former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.(File)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 01:42 PM IST

Number Theory: Why market fundamentalists are equally wrong about agriculture

The data clearly shows that absolutely unregulated markets are not a silver bullet for the agrarian crisis in India

An improvement in agricultural incomes requires farmers to be organised into cooperatives so that they can increase their bargaining power in both input and output markets,(AFP FILE)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 02:11 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Terms of Trade | India needs a White Paper on agriculture

Neither farmers' movements nor governments are fighting for issues which are critical to its long-term sustainability. Somebody needs to fill this vacuum

Farmers at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during a protest march, in Patiala district, on Thursday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 02:27 PM IST

Number Theory: Understanding the issues ailing Indian agriculture

With both the public and private sector giving up on long-term investment in agriculture, the future of farming and food security in India is far from secure.

If Indian agriculture has to have a future, it needs to have a future-oriented policy outlook. (HT File)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 07:37 AM IST

Number Theory: Three charts that explain the farmers' demand for MSP guarantees

A mindless expansion of MSP operations without a critical look at their existing structure can do more bad than good.

Police use tear gas shells to disperse farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' march at Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border, near Patiala.(PTI)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 07:51 PM IST

Number Theory: Four charts that explain the inflation numbers

Food items account for 39% of the overall CPI basket. Non-food inflation, the data shows, has fallen consistently in the last one year.

Reserve Bank of India. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 08:02 AM IST

Terms of Trade | Is ‘Bharat’ the new Davos?

BJP's ability to celebrate economic austerity in a country with millions of poor voters is a political economy chutzpah worth examining in detail

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President's address in the Rajya Sabha during the Interim Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo/SansadTV)(ANI)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 06:57 PM IST

Former PM PV Narasimha Rao pioneered India’s economic reforms

A more nuanced and politically loaded reading will not ignore that the award also exploits the fault-lines between Rao and the Gandhi family leadership

Manmohan Singh with former prime minister Narasimha Rao in June 1994 (Sanjay Sharma/HT)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 02:32 PM IST

Number Theory: Behind fiscal federalism debate in India – Part II

The increase in transfers from the Centre to states, especially under the current government, are not exactly motivated by an urge to promote fiscal federalism.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan during a protest in New Delhi against the Centre's alleged neglect and partiality in allocation of funds to their states. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 08:29 AM IST

Reforms, clarity of leadership led to turnaround, what govt's White Paper shows

The document accused the UPA regime of severely undermining the country’s macroeconomic foundations in its bid to revive after 2008 global financial crisis.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 07:36 AM IST

RBI pegs FY25 growth at 7%, inflation at 4.5%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept the policy rate unchanged for the sixth consecutive time, citing global uncertainty and the need to bring down retail inflation to 4%. The RBI expects GDP growth in the next financial year to be at 7%. The tone of the Monetary Policy Committee's resolution was hawkish, which suggests a delay in rate cuts. The RBI has prioritized inflation targeting over growth due to geopolitical risks and supply-side shocks to food inflation. Despite strong economic growth, the central bank remains cautious about inflation risks.

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das addresses a press conference on monetary policy in Mumbai on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 06:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Number Theory: What explains India’s growing fiscal federalism fights-I

This is the first of a two-part data journalism series on fiscal federalism fights. The second part will look at the larger context of Centre-state transfers.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy DK Shivakumar at a protest in Delhi to denounce the Centre’s alleged 'injustice' in tax devolution and grants-in-aid to the state(AP)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 08:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Number Theory: Can the BJP win 370 seats in Lok Sabha polls?

One way to answer this question is to look at how much the BJP will have to gain compared to previous elections to achieve this target.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi predicted on Monday that the NDA will cross the 400 mark in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.(HT File Photo/Sanchit Khanna)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 12:32 AM IST

Number Theory: Will Hemant Soren’s ST pitch aid JMM prospects?

The BJP performed much better than the JMM even in ST-reserved Lok Sabha constituencies during the 2019 general elections

Jharkhand CM Champai Soren (left) with Hemant Soren (centre) in Ranchi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 07:39 AM IST

Terms of Trade | Modinomics, beyond the budget

A gist of the economic paradigm which the Narendra Modi government seems to have adopted and executed perfectly

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman leaves the finance ministry ahead of the presentation of the interim budget in Parliament. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 04:06 PM IST

What does the interim budget do for elections?

The BJP has been smart enough to devise schemes which have provided it political credit for helping the poor without even spending a rupee from the budget’s coffers

In the 10 years the current government has been in power, it has deployed an intricate and detailed network of welfare measures and cultivated a large number of economically obliged voters who have come to be known as “labharthis” (beneficiaries) (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 11:44 AM IST

What has the budget done for the fisc?

The spending on three most important subsidies, namely food, fertiliser and petroleum is expected to come down from ₹4.13 lakh crore in 2023-24 (RE) to   ₹3.81 lakh crore

Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Bhagwat Karad and Pankaj Chaudhary MOS Finance, leaves the Finance Ministry carrying the Finance Budget ahead of the presentation of interim Budget 2024 in Parliament at North Block in New Delhi. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 06:36 AM IST

What does the budget do to nudge reforms?

The budget speech suggests that the government has not entirely given up on reforms in the agricultural sector despite having had to withdraw the farm laws

Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance along with Bhagwat Karad and Pankaj Chaudhary MOS Finance leaves the Finance Ministry carrying the Finance Budget ahead of the presentation of interim Budget 2024 in Parliament at North Block in New Delhi, India, on Thursday. (HT)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 06:12 AM IST

Inflation in control as measures working: FM Sitharaman

Inflation management under India’s economic policy framework is not in the realm of fiscal policy, and therefore, of the budget.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the interim budget on Thursday. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 02:36 AM IST
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