Twin Balance Sheet Problem Current Affairs, GK & News

ADB cuts India growth forecast to 7.2% for 2019-20

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the recent Asian Development Outlook report has made the following observations in the forecast for the financial year 2019-20: India’s growth forecast was lowered for 2019-20 to 7.2% from 7.6% estimated earlier due to moderation in global demand and likely shortfall in revenue on the domestic front. Despite the downgrade in ..




Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA)

The Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA) colloquially called “Bad Bank” is a proposed agency to assume the Non-Performing Assets (NPA) of public sector banks in India and to deal with the recovery of the bad loans. This agency has been proposed in Economic Survey 2016-17. The NPA Problem At end-September 2016, the NPAs of ..


Economic Survey 2016-17: Chapter-04 – The Festering Twin Balance Sheet Problem

In the fourth chapter, the survey has discussed the Twin Balance Sheet {TBS} problem and made a case for establishment of a Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA). Understanding Twin Balance Sheet Problem The centre-piece of TBS problem are Non-performing assets (NPAs) which have resulted into two inter-twined economic issues viz. over-leveraged & distressed corporate ..


Economic Survey 2016-17: Chapter-2: Economic Vision For Precocious, Cleavaged India

“Democracy” has allowed India to show a robust performance in economic growth yet, there are  serious challenges that underline the poor democracy with deep social fissures in the country. Due to these challenges, the economic survey calls India a precocious, cleavaged democracy. As highlighted in chapter-1, these long-standing challenges include: ambivalence about property rights and ..