As the world searches for alternative manufacturing bases to China, India’s opportunity lies in scrapping the old rulebooks that hamper private initiative, says BJP’s national spokesperson for economic affairs, Gopal Agarwal. Read it here
The top edit explains why the relative growth of Covid-19 cases in India, which have multiplied 19-fold in 20 days from March 25 to April 13, belies the prime minister’s claims of success with the first phase of the lockdown. Read it here.
The dire forecasts of economic growth by a host of multilateral institutions highlight the fact that a comprehensive economic plan – not a piecemeal relief package – from the government is overdue, says the second edit. Read it here
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Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra environment minister on migrant workers crowding Bandra station to demand transport out of the city