Federation of Andhra Pradesh Industries makes recommendations for feasible solutions to the power shortage in AP
But an interest rate cut may not happen till April, when the RBI spells out the monetary policy for 2012-13.
The 117-member house has 101 'crorepatis' and 22 legislators with criminal cases against them.
A two-day South Asia conference resulted in a raft of suggestions, including the liberalising of trade and travel for promoting quicker integration between India and the rest of the region.
NREGA Phase II begins April 1 and the demands for a hike in daily wages is 'being examined.'
Consignments for which paperwork had been finished before March 4 can be exported.
The trade deficit, at USD15.2 billion for February, jumped these last few months owing to rupee depreciation, higher cost of oil imports and falling demand in major markets like the US and Europe.
Tamil Nadu's power demand ranges from 11,500-12,500 MW per day, but supply from various sources is only 8,500 MW.
The Prime Minister's task force has recommended the setting up of a INR100 crore fund to rehabilitate sick units.
Post the election debacle, the UPA government might look to populism as a way to stem the anti-incumbency factor in the 2014 general elections. But given the state of India's finances, the path to populism may not be keeping with the times.