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Top 1% of Indians own 40.5% percent wealth, bottom 50% has around 3% - Oxfam Inequality report

Following the pandemic, the income of the bottom 50 per cent of the population is estimated at 13 percent of national income and 3 percent of total wealth Apoorva Mahendru, Kanishk Gomes, Mayurakshi Dutta, Noopur, Pravas Ranjan Mishra Oxfam International's annual inequality report makes for stark reading. The India supplement, part of the main report, states that the top 1 percent of Indians own nearly 40.6 percent of the total wealth in...

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India’s 20 Largest Profit Generators Are Earning 80% Of the Nation’s Profits - Nandita Rajhansa, Saurabh Mukherjea

A decade ago, this figure was around 40%. This is leading to an increasingly polarised stock market - Marcellus/The Wire The United Payments Interface and the digitisation of business activity in India are one of the several factors driving an exponential surge in the concentration of corporate profitability in India. Improvements in transport infrastructure (e.g., the highway network has doubled over the past decade), the introduction of GST (in 2017) and new...

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Rahul Gandhi: No GST on handlooms if Congress is elected -Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

-Hindustan Times Rahul Gandhi promised to provide land rights to the tribal farmers of Telangana once the Congress comes to power in the state in the next year’s assembly elections. Hyderabad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday assured that the party, once voted to power at the Centre, would do away with Goods and Services Tax (GST) on handlooms to provide succour to the weavers. He also promised to provide land rights to...

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Realistic analysis shows that the Indian economy has simply taken little steps in Q1 instead of a quantum leap

There is euphoria abound about India's growth performance during the first quarter of the current fiscal. As compared to the corresponding period last year, the year-on-year (y-o-y) GDP growth in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022-23 is down. However, one should take into account the fact that the high growth performance of the real GDP in Q1 of 2021-22 was due to the low base in the corresponding period of...

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Basic Needs Not Freebies; Poor People More Entitled to Receive Them: Jayati Ghosh

-PTI/ The economist said the word 'freebies' indicates the class position of those who use it. New Delhi: Economist Jayati Ghosh said that 'basic needs' like nutrition, healthcare, housing and education, which the government should provide for its citizens, are not freebies, while asserting that the poor are more entitled to receive their basic needs. Ghosh noted that the word 'freebies' indicates the class position of those who use it. "India has one...

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