EGROW Webinar by Brig LC Patnaik
The second covid wave hit India with a bang during March-April 2021. This paper examines the date, models the two waves, makes out of sample projections using these models. It uses the basic S curve function, to develop a Dual -S curve model, which allows us to judge the predictability of the second wave. It matches the timing and duration of these events with the second wave to examine whether they could have set-off the second wave.
This paper presents a Vision of India in 2050, 30 years from now. Instead of detailing the current weaknesses in the economic and social indicators and the gaps relative to other countries, it looks at the broader developments & trends in the global economy and polity, which could be used by Indian government and its people to leapfrog to a better life. It then envisions a better India which can realistically be created. It also outlines a broad approach for this purpose. Greater detailing of actions, policies and institutional reforms would complement this vision and help make it into a reality.
ASSOCHAM & EGROW 16th SMPC on June 1, 2021
- Extreme uncertainty in domestic and global markets making projections and policy is a challenging task
- In comparison with global scenario, India’s economic performance is not bad.
- Moderate downward revision to growth for FY22 in view of the 2nd wave impact and 3rd expected.
- MSME and MFI sector have been severely impacted by the 2nd wave.
- Urban unemployment at around 18 percent is worrisome.
- Continue with unchanged Repo rate and accommodative monetary policy.
- Supply chain disruption and its impact should be considered.
- Need for fiscal reforms, further simplification of GST.
- Need to announce a more aggressive GSAP 2.0 to avoid disruptions
Recommendation of EGROW Shadow MPC
Members of EGROW SMPC - 4
Stance - Accommodative - 4 members
Repo Rate -
Retain at 4 percent - 3 members
Reduce by 25 bp - 1 member
Non Members - 4
Stance - Accommodative - 4
Repo Rare- Retain - 4
India Vision 2050Arvind Virmani
India's Second Covid WaveArvind Virmani
Past papers of EGROW Researchers
Board of Directors
Mohinder Pal Singh
Webinar held on Strategic Implications of US withdrawal from Afghanistan and its Impact on India
Webinar held on Global Economic Prospects