Economic Survey 2015-16

Sophisticated neoliberalism

Print edition : April 01, 2016

LPG cylinders being loaded on to a truck outside a depot in New Delhi on February 29. The Economic Survey calls for ending subsidies on LPG, among others. Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP

The second phase of Mission Indradhanush, the Centre's immunisation programme, kicked off on October 7, 2015. The Economic Survey argues for greater investment in maternal and child health. Photo: R. Ragu

Economic Survey 2015-16 covers vast ground but its premises are essentially neoliberal, marked by an overwhelming focus on fiscal consolidation and an implicit refusal to consider alternatives.
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