Opinion | India’s hidden challenges of employment, ageing and health4 min read . Updated: 11 Jul 2019, 10:14 PM IST
A $5 trillion economy seems a distant dream unless we revive aggregate demand and healthcare
The budget for 2019 is a surreal mix of fact and fancy. While there is a belated recognition of investment as a barrier to the acceleration of growth and a sharp spike in the allocation for agriculture, primarily to finance higher minimum support prices (MSPs), healthcare—especially of the ageing, a growing share of the population—has been overlooked as a major priority.
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