Ahead of Nirmala Sitharaman’s press conference, reports say there is a Diwali stimulus package coming
- The report indicates that under this scheme, the government may give a 10% subsidy on provident fund (PF) contributions for both employees and employers.
- However, the package size could be much smaller than the last stimulus package of ₹20 lakh crore, which included a lot of
- As per the RBI data released yesterday, the GDP is likely to contract by 8.6% for the July-September period, which means India will enter into a recession for the first time in history.
AdvertisementHours before a press conference scheduled to be addressed by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, a CNBC Awaaz report says India is likely to announce another set of stimulus packages focused on incentives for
The report suggests that the package size could be much smaller than the last stimulus package of ₹20 lakh crore, which included a lot of announcements made prior to the pandemic.
What is expected in the package?
The government may introduce
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Another report also pointed out that the government was also mulling over infusion in the form of direct cash, but from the past trends, it was observed the measure was not beneficial. The trends indicated that people’s spending has come down drastically, and the decision of direct cash benefit won’t hold.
The government’s efforts so far have seen limited impact in stalling the COVID-19 crash. They have also been constrained by declining resources. It has already increased its borrowing to a whopping ₹13 lakh crore to make up for the shortfall in revenue for the current fiscal year.
The Indian economy contracted by a record 23.9% in the first quarter, as the country went into the lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. And, as per the latest RBI data released yesterday, the GDP is likely to contract by 8.6% for the July-September period, which means India will enter into a recession for the first time in history.
Investors have not been enthused by the possibility of cash injection in the economy. The half a percent fall in
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