Economic Survey 2009-10…not impressive at all

A lot was expected from this year’s Economic Survey. It was expected to be simpler to read and more analytical. The size (number of pages) was expected to decline  just like what RBI did. There was a new Chief Economic Adviser to Ministry of Finance – Mr Kaushik Bas) (Cornell University) – who was expected to drive some change.

The final outcome has been disappointing. It is the same style with more and more tables and data. It is not even organised properly. Nearly 294 pages report with not much value addition. One can read RBI’s quarterly survey which is much shorter and provides the same kind of analysis.

2 Responses to “Economic Survey 2009-10…not impressive at all”

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