Economic policy

Compounding a crisis

Print edition : October 27, 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley listens to Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian as Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla looks on during the 22nd meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council in New Delhi on October 6. Photo: PTI

Members of the Tamil Nadu, Pondy Plastic Association during a demonstration in Chennai on August 9 demanding the withdrawal of 18 per cent GST on recycled plastic granules made from plastic scrap. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Members of the Akhila Bharatha Janawadi Mahila Sanghatane and college students protest against the levying of GST on napkins, in Bengaluru on July 11. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

At the Khari Baoli market in New Delhi. Demand for red chillies has been dampened after the Centre levied a 5 per cent GST on them. Photo: Kamal Narang

In the hands of the Narendra Modi government, economic policy has been reduced to disaster management following the wreckage caused by GST and demonetisation.
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