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following a Bombay High Court direction in March. 25, Before United’s collapse at Stamford Bridge, Lehmann said that while the financial incentive to play in India was tempting,com/nNTji93JtR — Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) 10 July 2017 The Mumbai Indians skipper became the second batsman after Suresh Raina to have 300+ runs in all ten editions of the Indian Premier League.in contrast to the denizens of Bharat,the bridge over the main line will take another four months to be built, the engineer saidaddingthe agency will lose four months of work due to the monsoon For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 23 2014 11:40 pm Central bankers are after all part of the exclusive Basel club (Reuters) Related News By- Alok Sheel India’s central bank needs to move beyond flexible inflation targeting As the country debates what its monetary policy framework should be it is perhaps a good time to assess the stance determinants and outcomes of the extant framework over the last decade through the prism of a framework used by central banks the world over the Taylor Rule John B Taylor has argued that his eponymous rule is mutatis mutandis relevant for developing country central banks While there are a number of variations of the Taylor Rule including those by Taylor himself a commonly used formula is as follows: policy rate = last quarter inflation plus 05 (last quarter GDP minus potential GDP) plus 05 (last quarter inflation minus inflation target) Two things are immediately apparent First monetary policy has been consistently very loose since 2003 both in periods of low and high growth Second since asset inflation seems to move in tandem with economic growth this reflects optimism driven by sentiments surrounding growth prospects rather than asset bubbles driven by loose monetary policy as in the US One can think of five possible reasons why monetary policy has been so loose over the past decade First the central bank may have been targeting alternative metrics of inflation such as wholesale price or core inflation Wholesale prices are not used by other central banks for the conduct of monetary policy Core inflation is but it is inappropriate for emerging markets because of its smaller weight in the consumption basket Be that as it may use of alternative metrics may qualify the extent to which monetary policy was loose but is unlikely to change the overall stance Second the RBI may have followed the precedent set by advanced country central banks in easing aggressively in response to downturns without commensurate tightening in the upturn Central bankers are after all part of the exclusive Basel club The consequence was asset inflation in advanced economies and persistently high CPI in India Third the RBI may have given preference to growth over inflation perhaps prodded by the treasury either directly or indirectly through fiscal dominance Since fiscal policy was lax there was little that the central bank could have done but accommodate it to prevent even greater distortions Fourth since the source of inflationary pressures in India was on the non-core side which is less amenable to monetary policy action periodic modest rate-hikes have been unable to tame inflation making monetary policy look unusually loose in retrospect As Paul Volcker showed in the US monetary policy has to be used as a sledgehammer if it is to tame inflationary pressures emanating from the non-core side The fifth explanation is that Indian monetary policy got trapped in the classic “impossible trinity” by trying to simultaneously target the domestic growth-inflation cycle and the external financial-capital flow cycle Thus in the period 2003 Q3 to 2008 Q3 monetary policy was too loose with respect to the domestic growth cycle because the central bank was constrained in its response to huge capital inflows and the appreciating rupee The low growth period 2008 Q4 to 2009 Q2 during the global financial crisis was also a period of huge capital outflows and sharp depreciation of the rupee With a large stockpile of foreign currency reserves monetary policy now focused on the domestic growth cycle The period of high growth in 2009 Q3 to 2011 Q2 saw the return of capital flows and rupee appreciation constraining monetary policy to shift its focus back to the external cycle In the recent period 2011 Q3 to 2013 Q4 despite the rupee coming under pressure on account of capital outflows and sharp depreciation the focus of monetary policy shifted back to the domestic growth cycle What lessons can be derived from the experience of the last 10 years for India’s monetary policy framework going forward First the Taylor Rule is a single policy variable framework for responding to the domestic business cycle However cross-border capital flows are now increasingly driving business cycles including asset prices in emerging markets exerting disinflationary or inflationary pressures through exchange-rate fluctuations Since growth collapses just as the external cycle turns central banks need to loosen monetary policy to stimulate growth but tighten it to prevent capital flight They consequently find it impossible to use a single policy instrument the short-term interest rate to simultaneously target the domestic growth-inflation cycle and the external financial cycle The latter is determined by the vagaries of monetary policies in reserve currency issuing countries and not by their own macroeconomic variables According to the widely accepted Tinbergen Rule a policy instrument can be effective only if it has a single objective Developing countries therefore need to move beyond flexible inflation targeting to using a second policy instrument as part of a consistent framework to respond to the external financial cycle Second while the financial regulatory structure may be robust enough to prevent loose domestic monetary policy spilling over into asset markets the latter are nevertheless susceptible to spillovers from the monetary policies of advanced economies through capital flows This warrants a suitable macro-prudential policy response Third and last as long as there is fiscal dominance and a large weightage of food and fuel in the consumption basket the credibility of any inflation-targeting monetary policy framework will remain at risk as these are not easily amenable to monetary policy actions The writer is secretary Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 20 2017 3:30 am Top News A MHADA official was held by the Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Wednesday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50000 from a disqualified lottery winner The complainant who had recently won a MHADA flat in the lottery was disqualified after she failed to submit the necessary documents on time According to the police she approached Sanjay Patil the deputy community development officer The ACB has claimed that Patil directed her to file an affidavit before the MHADA appellate authority and asked for a bribe to influence it The woman lodged a complaint with the ABB and Wednesday Patil (54) was caught while allegedly accepting the bribe For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 24 2016 1:34 pm Aamir Khan today said he is not thinking about the box office collection of Dangal and rather wants the film to touch the hearts of people Top News Aamir Khan today said he is not thinking about the box office collection of Dangal and rather wants the film to touch the hearts of people Trade pundits predict that Dangal would collect Rs 30-Rs 40 crore on the opening day The film hit the screens today “I don’t think so (it will make Rs 40 crore) as it’s a non-holiday time I am not thinking about the numbers I am concerned about the audience’s reaction I don’t have interest in numbers I just want the film to touch the hearts of audience” Aamir said when asked about the predictions Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao who has produced the biographical sports drama film says even for her money is not important but audience love matters the most “Our biggest victory will be when people will like the film We have made this film with so much love we hope we have done justice to the film People coming and watching the film will be an award for us” she added Aamir and Kiran were talking at the special screening of Dangal last night The ‘perfectionist’ actor reveals that he has kept several screenings for industry and has got good response “I am happy with the response that we are getting for Dangal We had a screening for media and even you all liked it Aamir 51 says wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita on whom the film dangal is based have too have loved the film “Mahavir Singh Phogat ji and both Geeta ji and Babita ji loved the film They had tears in their eyes It was a big responsibility on us to do justice to their life and story through the film It feels good that they have loved the film I am really very happy I just hope audience too likes the film” he added The PK star isn’t thinking about winning awards also for Dangal including the Oscars When asked his opinion on Dangal going for Oscars Aamir says “We want the Indian audience to enjoy the film and that’s the biggest award for us I am not interested in awards” Kiran too is not thinking about the prestigious award at the moment “This year we are not eligible Next year we will see as it’s a process the committee here (in India) has to chose the film if it’s chosen then I can talk about it (Oscars)” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 5 2017 5:07 am Top News POLICE ARE likely to call for questioning 16 people including doctors and employees associated with Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata in the Sanjay Roy death case Sources said a 450-page report into the incident submitted by the hospital to the police recently has several “discrepancies and required clarity” On the basis of the report the police reportedly plan to call Apollo doctors and employees for questioning “The list includes 10 doctors who were directly involved in Roy’s treatment” said a police officer Watch What Else is Making News Meanwhile a day after police procured a hard disk containing CCTV footage of the hospital the Apollo security in charge and a doctor was questioned on Saturday “There are several anomalies in the manner in which Roy was treated The initial postmortem report and the medical reports submitted by Apollo do not match… It seems that Roy was kept on life support in the critical care unit for several hours which was not required” said an officer adding that the head of the critical care unit and in-charge of emergency unit of Apollo — who had already been interrogated — are likely to be summoned again by the police The committee set up by the state government to investigate the death meanwhile is ready with its report “The final report will be submitted on Monday” said B R Satpathy Director (Health and Services) Apollo was accused of delaying the release of Roy who had met with a road accident after his relatives “failed” to settle the bill The family had alleged they had to provide to the hospital certificates of fixed deposit as guarantee before they were allowed to shift the patient to state-run SSKM Hospital Roy later died at SSKM For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Reetika Khera | Published: February 3 2016 12:08 am A large number of MGNREGA projects failed because a culvert was not built to prevent the road from being washed away or a pond was dug at the top of a slope (Illustration by C R Sasikumar) Related News Nearly a year ago the prime minister made a statement in Parliament about the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) He said: “My political understanding tells me don’t ever stop MNREGA… because MNREGA is a living monument to your [the Congress’s] failures After 60 years of independence you had to send people to dig holes” This widely criticised speech received a perceptive response from Akhil Katyal a poet: Wells are made by digging a hole/ Digging a hole is what yields a canal Digging a small hole/ Allows us to plant a sapling and if/ You do not dig a big hole to lay the foundation No matter how big the building/ It will fall This resonated with me because the first time I saw the deepening of a pond in Rajasthan in 2002 I was dismayed What I saw was a field where workers were moving earth from one point to another When I revisited the same field after the monsoon however I realised it was a pond with water for cattle and other domestic needs It was an important lesson for my urban eyes and mind Though asset creation was an important objective of the MGNREGA in the early years attention was focused on first generation issues — establishment of the required administrative machinery and corruption-free implementation of the scheme Recently as a member of a committee to select award-winning districts and states I had the opportunity to learn about MGNREGA projects from over 30 districts and visit five districts The first category of mud works includes clearing water supply channels (for example ditches along public roads) and de-silting and deepening ponds and tanks In Nadia (West Bengal) digging an irrigation channel through fields has helped to bring the fields under cultivation Earlier they could not be used because they got submerged with rainwater In Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvallur district clearing bushes and grass in existing channels ensured better drainage Fewer bunds were breached during the recent flood De-silting and deepening of ponds and tanks is likely to improve groundwater recharge in the long run while providing water harvesting and storage structures in the short run Bundi (Rajasthan) in the Chambal river area is a well-watered district in an otherwise water-scarce state A pre-existing canal irrigation system had been lying in disrepair as bushes and silt had not been cleared for years Each year water disputes between upper and lower villages led to the deployment of police pickets The MGNREGA has been used for the maintenance of the canals ensuring better water supplies to farmers and fewer disputes Similarly rural connectivity works undertaken on a massive scale within the MGNREGA improve economic opportunities for all especially by increasing the access to markets for farmers lead to the initiation of some form of public transport (such as shared tempos) and make government services (such as hospitals) more accessible The creation of public roads also reduces disputes on the right of way especially for Dalits In the Sundarbans there were three interesting categories of mud works One building embankments to prevent high tide and flood waters from inundating habitations Two flood protection works and three for the longer term the MGNREGA is being used for mangrove forest rejuvenation to reduce erosion Protecting mangrove forests has positive spin-offs for environmental issues as well These are examples of mud works with no material expenditure The MGNREGA allows up to 40 per cent of total expenditure on material Fish farm ponds (a hole filled with water) are examples of works with material costs In several states (including Chhattisgarh Tamil Nadu and Tripura) working with the fisheries department fingerlings have been introduced into MGNREGA ponds Net profits (deducting the cost of feed fingerlings water and electricity from revenues) ranged from Rs 108-32 lakh in the cases we saw The cost of the project was between Rs 70000 to Rs 276 lakh implying a healthy rate of return Four different types of plantation and afforestation works have been undertaken These include plantations on the roadside on forest or panchayat land within the premises of public buildings and orchards on private lands A guava orchard in the North 24 Parganas district yielded sales of Rs 3600-7200 over three months The project cost was less than Rs 15000 In Chitradurga (Karnataka) the MGNREGA has been used to recharge public borewells an important source of water supply In Jharkhand one lakh wells were sanctioned through the MGNREGA A recent study of 100 randomly sampled wells shows that the completion rate is very high the economic rate of return is a healthy 6 per cent They contribute to better nutrition as farmers start growing vegetables (instead of say rice or maize) near the wells The MGNREGA has also provided fertile ground for creativity In Tamil Nadu a remarkable experiment with solid waste management is underway In 2000 peri-urban gram panchayats MGNREGA labour is used to collect segregated garbage from homes in a tricycle cart brought to a yard where bio-degradable waste is composted Non-degradable waste is either sold or in the case of plastic the gram panchayat sells it to a self-help group at Re 1 per kg which shreds it for resale at Rs 30 per kg to road contractors who use it in road-laying In Pali (Rajasthan) and Bankura (West Bengal) MGNREGA labour is being used for brick-making This experiment has huge implications because if such bricks can be booked as a labour cost more material intensive works can be undertaken through the MGNREGA The examples given here are mostly the best practices They are not representative of the whole picture A large number of MGNREGA projects failed because a culvert was not built to prevent the road from being washed away or a pond was dug at the top of a slope Sadly there is no largescale study focusing on the cost-benefit analysis of MGNREGA works The positive experiences listed here demonstrate the potential of doing useful work through the MGNREGA — with and without material — especially if the labour has better technical support The writer is ICCR visiting professor at King’s College London and associate professor of economics at IIT Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newss first mini-golf course?announced during the 2012 Kankaria Carnival in the cityhas turned out to be a four-feet wide AstroTurf laid between concrete partitions that winds its way around plantsstone sculpturespillars and ‘Jharokhas’ in an area of 2600 sq m at the Kankaria Lake Front in the eastern part of the city The official release by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporationwhich executed this project with private partnershipclaims? “He was very spiritual and used to go out at any time to help those in need. in the previous transfer window.
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