It is now clear that flattening the curve of the coronavirus outbreak demands draconian measures of social distancing. But doing so will necessarily entail steepening the economic cost curve in the short run, says Sajjid Z Chinoy, and the response demands fiscal, monetary and regulatory policy.
He explains how here. Elsewhere, opinion writers discuss the what it will take to reach the $5 trillion GDP target, Ranjan Gogoi’s Rajya Sabha nomination and the never-ending saga of the telecom sector. Kanika Datta sums up the views
Long-term national development is a story of exponential growth, which means we need sustained growth of 8-10 per cent for the next 30 years, says Naushad Forbes here
Instead of mobilising the Supreme Court, the government needs to seek a solution to the Adjusted Gross Revenue controversy in a manner that helps, not harms, the telecom sector, says the lead edit here