Best of BS Opinion: Govt's limited fiscal cushion, doing-business concerns

Teachers wearing face shields evaluate the answer sheets of Jharkhand Academic (JAC) Board examination, at a centre, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Ranchi
How did the actual experience with GST turn out to be so different from the promise held out for it? What is that one big reason why the “ease of doing business” in India has improved over the last six years but not much? Do we have an answer yet to that question Ronald Coase asked in the 1950s about the optimal number of transactions for a firm? Alokananda Chakraborty sums up.

 
When emerging from the coronavirus crisis, the government must consider a fresh approach to reviving growth, revisiting the Centre-state fiscal balance, and devising a re-imagined GST 2.0, writes T N Ninan. Read on...

 
The government, at the bureaucracy level, hasn’t really understood that it is the reason why it’s so hard to do business in India, writes TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan. Click here to read... 

 
Sunanda K Datta-Ray says why the lives of Devika Balakrishnan & Brajabandhu Rana matter. Read on...

 
Over lunch, K Ganesh, Juggy Marwaha, Venkat Narayana, co-founders of KVN Foundation and the force behind a charity start-up to feed migrants, tell Rahul Jacob they received help from corporates, volunteers, and the government at every turn. Click here to read...

 
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