India’s “green growth”: is the green skin-deep?

– Payal Agarwal, Deputy Manager |

Talking about green growth may seem like rhetoric. From policy-makers to economists, from corporate governance experts to environmentalists, everyone seems to be having “green growth” on the top of the agenda.

The Economic Survey dedicated a full chapter to climate change and related issues. The Budget also has green growth as one of the seven saptarishis, to guide the FM’s plans for our financial future.

Need of the hour

India has been taking small steps towards reaching its commitment to the net-zero emissions goal by 2070, as compared to a majority of countries committing to reach the net-zero targets by 2050. While the country contributes to a very low percentage of global emissions (only 4% of the cumulative global emissions from the period 1850-2019[1]), the global nature of the problem of climate change is what makes the country equally vulnerable to the problem, if not more. Further, given its long coastline, monsoon-dependent agriculture, and large agrarian economy, India is considered to be one of the most vulnerable countries to the climate change issue[2].

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CBDCs in India – Another step towards Digitalisation

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  1. CBDCs in India – A Leap of Faith?
  2. Untangling the Mystery of Virtual Digital Assets
  3. The Rise of Stablecoins amidst Instability
  4. Recent Trends in Crypto-Industry: India & Abroad

CBDCs in India – A Leap of Faith?


Right from RBI’s (in)famous March 2018 Circular (‘Circular’) banning all operations by virtual currency exchanges (VCEs) to the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s verdict upholding the constitutionality of cryptocurrency and its exchanges, the debate over the adaptability of cryptos has led to a demographic split in India.

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