PM’s inclusion dream unrealised: Growth in number of Jan Dhan Yojana bank accounts outpaced delivery of govt benefits and subsidies

“Never before in economic history would 15 million bank accounts have been opened on a single day. Never before has the Government of India organised a programme of such scale,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on August 28, 2014, launching the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (Prime Minister’s People’s Wealth Programme/PMJDY) Read More

Tire makers angry at Indian drive to save growers

Commerce ministry officials did not respond to queries on the status of the panel’s recommendations. However, the tire industry has taken “strong exception” to the actions the government has taken so far. The All India Rubber Industries Association and the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association called the port restrictions “anti-industry.” Read More