You are here: Home » Opinion » Chinese
Business Standard

Exchange offer

Chidambaram says there are no easy answers to our economic problems

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

What is the government doing about inflation? With vegetable prices still soaring, a journalist asked Finance Minister P Chidambaram why the government was unable to address the issue. Chidambaram explained that high prices were the result of supply constraints and high fiscal deficit. But the question clearly irritated him because he added one of his trademark put-downs: “If you have an easy answer I’m willing to exchange places with you.”

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, October 11 2012. 00:13 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.