Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicAmit Mitra

Topic: Amit Mitra

Budget has nothing for jobless, rising China imports go against self-reliance: Amit Mitra

In an interview with ThePrint's Jyoti Malhotra, Mamata Banerjee’s principal chief adviser Amit Mitra said Union Budget ignored poverty, unemployment.

Mamata Banerjee retains finance portfolio, with former minister Amit Mitra as advisor

For the first time in past 4-5 decades a Bengal CM has held the finance portfolio. Senior Trinamool leader Chandrima Bhattacharya is likely to be appointed MoS for Finance.

Mamata ‘implemented’ projects worth Rs 6.2 lakh cr, but just 2.5% shows up in central data

Bengal showed receipt of investment proposals worth Rs 12.32 lakh cr between 2015 and 2019. But DPIIT data shows Rs 37,051 crore, kicking up political storm.

After governor questions Bengal biz summits, govt says 50% proposals in implementation mode

Finance Minister Amit Mitra says proposals worth over Rs 12 lakh crore received at Bengal Global Business Summits between 2015 & 2019, 28 lakh jobs generated.

‘Hobson’s choice’ — Bengal rejects Modi govt’s two borrowing options to meet GST shortfall

Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said borrowing would impact states' developmental funds, tells Centre to go in for deficit monetisation.

Mamata Banerjee calls off China visit over non-confirmation of political meetings

State Finance Minister Amit Mitra said her last-minute trip cancellation was due to non-confirmation of 'political meetings at appropriate level'.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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