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Dr. Vikas Singh

The author is a senior economist, columnist, author and a votary of inclusive development

Latest Articles By Dr. Vikas Singh

We Need To Re-weave Our Social Security Net

Dr. Vikas Singh

The policymakers must streamline, bundle schemes into a core set of flagship programs and provide the local authorities an element of choice and flexibility for effective implementation.

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Economy Is Reviving. Recovery Far Away

Dr. Vikas Singh

Today economy and democracy are coupled and cannot be left to generalists who do not understand it adequately. India needs a revamped cadre of ‘Indian economic service’, with ‘service and impact’ as the defining words.

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Failure by Design

Dr. Vikas Singh

PSUs need to be privatised. If that is not palatable, they need full autonomy. Status quo will mean few dying suddenly, most will face slow death.

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We Need a New Paradigm

Dr. Vikas Singh

Our goal should go beyond establishing India as a global hub for manufacturing, design and innovation.

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China Is A Forced Choice, A Rogue Trader; India Not An ‘Automatic’ Alternative

Dr. Vikas Singh

Manufacturers will have substantial new opportunities; sparked by innovation and the emergence of a new global consuming class.

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Urbanisation Is Necessary, Inevitable, A Growth Driver

Dr. Vikas Singh

India’s urban infrastructure needs Rs 40 lakh crore in the next five years, and substantial revenue expenditure for service delivery and operations.

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Stimulus Must Be Targeted Well; Implemented Better

Dr. Vikas Singh

While we celebrate the ‘freedom’ from the lockdown and ride to ‘livelihoods, mingle with colleagues, transact with others’ one wonders if something is amiss.

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Area Of The Recovery Curve Central, Shape Peripheral

Dr. Vikas Singh

Lockdown has crippled the economy and impact potential growth. The government needs effective templates. It must induce significant & ‘expansionary’ measures, to augment demand, build consumer faith and suppliers’ confidence for revival.

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Of Drifts, Trends And Shifts

Dr. Vikas Singh

Behaviour, initiatives, and deeds will be under the microscope and remembered, rewarded too, and the cornerstone to navigate uncertainty and foundation to re-build.

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The Fragility Of The Indian Economy

Dr. Vikas Singh

We have tried to and often have put the rail back on track. But we now need to lay new tracks. More is needed – and holistically

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