Category: Analysis

Social Service

March 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Introduction Social Service has always held the pride of place in Kerala’s priorities and as a result, Kerala is a role model among Indian States for achievement of high education, health and social welfare standards. However there are new second generation challenges in this sector which require focussed attention.  Section 1 Education The achievement in […]

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Industry, Labour and Employment

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Introduction As per the Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 document, the state enjoys revealed comparative advantage among Indian states in select three-digit industries. Most of them are resource based. There is also a comparative advantage in knowledge intensive electronic and electrical components industries. This provides the state with opportunities to expand its base in technology-driven segments […]

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Agriculture and Allied sectors

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Introduction The agriculture sector in Kerala has undergone significant structural changes in the form of decline in the share of GSDP, indicating a shift from agrarian economy towards service sector dominated economy. The contribution of agriculture in the GSDP of the state has been steadily declining from 36.88 percent in 1980-81 to 8.95 percent in […]

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Macro Economic Profile

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Introduction Kerala is a unique state, quite unlike the rest of India in many ways. It has a dense and rapidly ageing population, which is characterized by high literacy and social indicators on par with developed economies . However unemployment, over dependence on the service sector, inter-district inequality, pockets of extreme deprivation, a rapidly decreasing […]

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Economic Review 2014 by Kerala Planning Board

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Economic review 2014 The Economic Review is a much awaited document as it provides valuable, balanced, comprehensive and timely information about Kerala’s economic performance in the past year. This account is set against the context of global trends, national trends and the State’s own performance in the recent past. It involves collection of data from […]

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Kerala Budget Watch

March 10, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Kerala Budget Watch is a civil society initiative to demystify the budget and bring it closer to the people. It aims to bring in more transparency and accountability in the system by deepening people’s understanding of public finances. Click here to download the PDF

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Politics, Paisa or Priorities where do children fit into the 2015-2016 Union budget ?

March 4, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Children constitute 39 per cent of India’s population and home to 20 per cent of the world_s child population. However, the outcome indicators for children show huge deficiencies at present and they can be addressed only with enhanced allocation and expenditure under different child welfare programmes. Click here to read more  Courtesy: Centre for Child […]

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OF Bold Strokes and Fine Prints, An Analysis of the Union Budget 2015-16 BY CBGA

March 2, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

OF Bold Strokes and Fine Prints An Analysis of the Union Budget 2015-16 BY CBGA Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) carries out an in depth analysis of the Union Budget and brings out such a publication within 24 hours of the presentation of the Budget in Parliament every year. The main purpose of […]

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Budget 2015-16 and the Health Sector – Continued Neglect By Ravi Duggal

March 1, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Written by By Ravi Duggal The Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitely makes a statement in his opening remarks about health, “Good health is a necessity for both quality of life, and a person’s productivity and ability to support his or her family.  Providing medical services in each village and city is absolutely essential.” This generic […]

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Jaitley_s budget sharply cuts spending for the poor

March 1, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Written By: Ramkumar R The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents. A closer examination would reveal that Mr Jaitley’s Budget is for the rich and the corporate houses; the expenditures […]

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