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Best of BS Opinion: Evaluation of Swachh Bharat, corporation tax-cut & more

Why are experts divided in their opinion about the corporate tax cuts? This and much more, Alokananda Chakraborty sums up the views of Business Standard opinion pieces

Alokananda Chakraborty 

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From the way the government has sharply accelerated toilet-building in rural India to how India Inc has honed the ability to pick up signals from Raisina Hill to a fine art, here's a selection of Business Standard pieces for the day.

Should the tax-cut logic be extended to infrastructure? If stock markets were euphoric, why are experts divided in their about the corporate tax cuts? Are the institutional bases for the Swachh Bharat Mission firm enough to ensure a sustainable change in Indian public hygiene and cleanliness? Alokananda Chakraborty sums up the views.

A prolonged slowdown can result in a vicious cycle of lower expenditure and lower growth. It would be advisable that the Centre and states work together to push up economic activity, argues our top edit. Read here...

The Indian state is good at missions that target one thing, and less good at administrative reform that improves people’s lives sustainably, says our second edit.

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A judicious lowering of input costs can increase productivity, writes Shyam Ponappa. Read here...

The rising number of sanitation CSR projects is unmistakably an offshoot of the Swachh Bharat programme, which imaginatively relabelled the UPA’s Bharat Nirman toilet-building project, writes Kanika Datta. Read here...

While this ambitious online auction along with the touristy display of the PM’s presents (currently on at the National Gallery of Modern Art at Jaipur House, New Delhi) is new, giving away the mementos is an age-old practice, Nivedita Mookerji. Read here...

Quote of the day

“Corporate tax reduction signals intent for reform"

Chief Economic Advisor K V Subramanian

First Published: Thu, October 03 2019. 01:22 IST