What the Center's White Paper says and doesn't say about the Indian economy | In Focus Podcast

The Union Finance Ministry has released a 'white paper' on the changes in the Indian economy in the last 20 years. In the 58-page document submitted to Parliament, the government compares the ten years of UPA rule from 2004 to 2014 with the ten years of NDA rule from 2014 to 2024. It claims that the NDA government in In 2014, he said, he suffered a “profound” legacy of a “damaged economy” characterized by “governance, economic and financial crises.” It further claims that in the last decade, the NDA government has “transformed” the economy and “rebuilt” it on the foundations for long-term growth.

Editorial | Conjuring a catharsis: On the government's white paper on the economy

Incidentally, this is the second major government paper of its kind to make significant economic claims. Earlier, the Niti Aayog had released a paper claiming that multidimensional poverty in India had declined during the NDA years. We also created a podcast about this article, which you can read here (hyperlink here).

What are the various claims made in the White Paper and how do they stand up to scrutiny?

Guest: Economist Professor Arun Kumar.

Host: G. Sampath, Social Affairs Editor, The Hindu.

Edited by Sharmada Venkatasubramanian.

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