India’s Energy Security – Renewable Sources of Energy

    As we already know that Inida’s energy mix is heavily skewed in favor of conventional sources of energy, more particularly Coal and Big Hydro Plants, there is growing clamour for Inreasing share of Renewable energy. Renewable sources of energy mainly includes – Solar, Wind, Small Hydro, Waste to Energy, Bio energy. These have …

India’s Energy Security: Hydropower Generation and Related Issues

Hydro power is another very crucial source for India and controversial too. Currently Hydro Power through large dams contribute 2nd largest share (40.7 GW) of total power generation and stands next only to thermal power. India is endowed with immense hydropower potential (148 GW), but it remains severely underutilized. It is very complex issue and …

INDIA’S ENERGY SECURITY: OIL AND GAS SECTOR

        India’s energy security is a critical issue and its economy and even foreign relations are substantially affected by its dependence upon imported crude oil. Oil requirement in future will be significantly higher, because of growth in economy and in turn growing consumption of households and industry. It is also pre- requisite …

Labour Issues and Need For Labour Reforms in India

http://insightsonindia.com Background Democratic developing countries always have challenge of development which should benefit impoverished masses by way of providing employment and decent standard of living .Universal adult Franchise which is landmark of democracy gives voice to labor which is strong in numbers. These countries can’t ignore interest of labor in favor of industry and capital. …

NEW SCHEMES – Announced in the Union Budget – 2014-2015

NEW SCHEMES – Announced in the Union Budget – 2014-2015 SCHEMES Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana  “Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana” for feeder separation will be launched to augment power supply to the rural areas and for strengthening sub-transmission and distribution systems. Its long term aim is to provide 24×7 uninterrupted power supply to all homes. …

Banking System in India – Non Performing Assets

Non-performing Assets (NPAs)   INTRODUCTION In the last article on “Understanding the banking system“, we had discussed the Basel norms. We learnt what Basel norms are and why they hold such importance for the Indian banking system. Then we understood the challenges the banks will have to face in implementing them. Further, we suggested a …

Understanding Banking System – Basel Norms and Banking Stability

[toc] Introduction Banking system is the backbone of any nation’s economy. For an economy to remain healthy and going, it is important that the banking system grows fast and yet be stable. This catches the biggest dilemma of policymakers. How to achieve both the objectives simultaneously? Over a period of time, several indicators have been …