[Economy Lecture] Inflation Theory & Survey Analysis on WPI, CPI, IIP; Make in India, Skill India & Mock Mains Qs

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India Yearbook
  1. Prologue
  2. L4/P5: Make in India & Skill India: Salient Features
  3. L4/P6: Make in India: Policy issues & challenges from Economic Survey
  4. L4/P7: Inflation: WPI, CPI, IIP theory and Survey Analysis


  • On 10th April 2015, I conducted session on “Sectors of Economy” subpart- make in India, skill India and inflation.
  • Total 2:30 hours, split into 3 parts.
  • PowerPoint of the lecture, available at Mrunal.org/Download
  • Medium of instruction- Hindi.
  • English version not possible for the moment, because I’m required to teach at this batch, in Hindi/Gujarati only. Besides, same content is available in English-text articles or English PPTs on the site.

L4/P5: Make in India & Skill India: Salient Features

Skill India Mission

  1. Recap of the previous lecture on agriculture and manufacturing industry
  2. Why skill Indian people?
  3. Skill India mission
  4. Pradhan Mantri’s Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): salient features of.
  5. Din Dayal Antyodaya Yojana
  6. schemes for skilling the minorities: Ustaad, Nayi Manzil
  7. Why Make in India?
  8. 5 pillar strategy for Make in India: simplification of processes, protection of intellectual property rights, focus on 30 sectors, infrastructure development, and opening of new sectors.
  9. Budget 2015: Make “Outside” India in CMLV countries- Why?

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/XnjSwx4S5Gk

L4/P6: Make in India: Policy issues & challenges from Economic Survey

Make in India Policy interventions

  1. 3 Policy interventions suggested for make in India.
  2. 3 ways to boost GDP: geology, geography and genes.
  3. Brief GK/Factoids on service sector, from economic survey.
  4. Discussion of following Mock questions for Mains:
  5. “In a globally integrated economy, Indian Government has limited policy maneuvers to promote Make in India.” Discuss.
  6. Since the industrial revolution, no country has become a major economy without becoming an industrial power. Examine the importance of “Make in India” in this regard.
  7. “The future trajectory of Indian economic development depends on both Make in India and Skill India.” Elaborate
  8. Inclusive growth necessitates greater focus on manufacturing than service sector. Do you agree?
  9. Make in India is a flawed idea, do you agree?

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/pdltNFIOvxE

L4/P7: Inflation: WPI, CPI, IIP theory and Survey Analysis

Inflation Theory, WPI, CPI, IIP

  1. Index theory: Laspeyeres index, Paasche index and Fischer index.
  2. IIP- index of industrial production. Who calculates? Base year? 3 categories, 8 core industries, trend analyses from economic survey
  3. WPI- wholesale price index. Who calculates? Base year? Three categories- primary articles, fuel, manufactured goods and weight assigned to each.
  4. Difference between headline inflation and core inflation
  5. CPI- Consumer price index. Who calculates? Base year? 6 categories and weight assigned to each of them.
  6. CSO’s reform in calculation of consumer price index (CPI) from February 2015.
  7. Trend of inflation during last few years.
  8. Why has inflation declined in recent times?
  9. Price stabilization fund- who operates it? Salient features and purpose.
  10. Misc. indexes
  11. Producer’s price index to replace wholesale price index
  12. Index of service production and its four categories.
  13. Baltic dry index and its interpretation.
  14. RBI’s inflation expectations survey for households.
  15. RBI’s OBICUS survey
  16. CSO’s annual survey of industries (ASI)
  17. SBI composite index- features, interpretation.
  18. Next lecture will be on foreign trade policy 2015 and related issues from budget and economic survey.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/xGADBiEf9fg

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So far 66 Comments posted

  1. amit

    good afternoon mrunal sir….sir these L4 lectures series are continues part of previous ones or they are different.

    1. Himanshu Sharma

      Same question… As previous few lectures are with the same title L4.

    2. Ranjeet

      Continuation of lecture
      It may be assume as L5p5 to p7

    3. ROHIT

      YA i also confused…………but this is new series

  2. Tarun

    Hi sir,

    Thanks for ur Economy lectures.

    In the link above u had already uploaded lectures starting from L4/P4 to L4/P7.
    But today in this article u hv again given the title of the lectures from L4/P5 to L4/P7… Kindly clarify…
    I know that the content of both the lectures are different but am a little confused regarding the numbers as am keeping track of it regularly.
    So please clarify regarding the lecture numbers in this article.

  3. rupesh kumar

    Thank U sir

  4. Palash Gupta

    bahut wait kara diya sir…

    Anyway thanks a lot for gr8 work…

  5. Aryan

    By Mistake you wrote L4.
    It will be L5.

    1. Anmol

      Then where is L5/P5?

  6. satyajit

    Sir thank aapne Jo kaam kiya hai uska jabab nahi rural background students bhi economic jaisa subject bhi dil se padhate hai but 1 dout when you start the article writing its very important for us sir pls pls rply

  7. sowjanya sharma

    Thanku soo much sir

  8. Aananya

    mrunal sir , in vol 1 chapter 7 why make in india ? there is one RODRIK EQUATION .can you please explain that

  9. pradeep gupta

    Sir kya sach mai ias banna itna muskil hai mai itne lagan se preparation karta hun fir bhi reh jaata hun. Mere saath ke frnds achi post par pahuch gaye

    1. ayush

      hanji bhai..

      IAS Ban na sabsei tough hota hai..

      Tum IAS k alawa b kuch ban kei INDIA serve kar sakte ho.. Zaruri thodi hai IAS ban na hi..

      1. pradeep gupta

        Hi ayush thanks . Kuch aur bankar kya jaise ki aap batao my age 28 nd general category.

        1. satyajit

          Tumhari problem math air resuming hai na

          1. pradeep gupta

            Yes satyajit u r right. Aap bata doh kya karu itni mehnat karta hun fir reh jaata hun. Ish wajah se har koi mujhe insult kar daita hai fir bhi mai kuch nahi kar pata

        2. raku

          Visit a therapist..Psychiatrist. Seriously. You are suffering from depression and lack of confidence. Normally, people overcome such problems with the passage of time. But in your case, the way you are posting this on public platform doesn’t look good.
          The Psychiatrist will discuss the issues is details and suggest you remedies.
          NOW, don’t think Psychiatrists are for mad people. Anyone can go.

    2. Gaurav Singh

      Dear Pradeep,

      Kya yaar maja kharab kar diya!!
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      Means humain humesha lagta hai ki ye ban jaayain tab har problem ka solution ho jaayga
      jabki aisa hota bilkul nahi hai

      Kisi cheej main jab tak zeal nahi hoti tab tak aap apna poora nahe dete

      Main kayi ko jaanta hun jo nahi successful ho paaye is exam main

      Chill rahte hain… Kaafi mehnat ki thi unhone

      But vo unka decision tha ki iss exam ke liye padhain

      Nahi ho paaya toh theek hai

      Swasth raho mast raho::

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      just chill yaar

      🙂 🙂 🙂


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  11. Abhishek Kumar

    Hello Sir,

    i am a regular follower of your website and i must congratulate you for your hard work which is really boon for the students like me who is not taking coaching.

    This is to apprise you that your earlier version (PDF) to publish notes on website was better than the current version (Youtube). Is it possible for you to again put notes in the PDF version as you had been doing so far.

    Abhishek Kumar

    1. harsha

      Iam also suffering with the same problem, I think Mrunal had to view his path because this is not beneficial to non hindi students

    2. Sonu

      I agree with you Abhishek. The earlier version was much better than the present youtube or the Power point presentation. I request Mrunal Sir to make the documents available in Pdf format also, which is always reader friendly.

  12. [email protected]

    Anyone Answer this question plz and mention the source
    Q) Per capita Forest area in india (In Hectare )??

    1. Prem Prafull

      0.08 hectare, Indian econom ic development,class xi ncert, page no.169

  13. satyajit

    Just go though besic book

  14. surendra

    sir,L4 p5,p6 ,p7 ppts are not uploaded .Please upload it


    sir,please suggest me how to read india year book 2015? which topics are important

  16. maddy

    Thank u sir……bahut badi help kar rahe hein aap…..ab lagta h sir haryana ke ek chhote se city me rahkar b IAS ban sakte hn hum …vo b middle class guys…….ur blessing all we need …thank u very much sir…..wish u a beatiful life sir…..God bless u…

  17. purna

    thank you sir

  18. akash pune


    Its last attempt…..

    I’m less confident in English COMPERHENSION ..


  19. rahul

    Hello Sir,

    i am a regular follower of your website and i must congratulate you for your hard work which is really boon for the students like me who is not taking coaching.

    This is to apprise you that your earlier version (PDF) to publish notes on website was better than the current version (Youtube). Is it possible for you to again put notes in the PDF version as you had been doing so far.

    1. RAMA

      Why r u telling a lie?? I am sure you are a coaching student staying at Delhi, because any student not having coaching will like thses youtube video… & Mrunal sir, please continue.

  20. aniket gulia

    Pardeep Gupta, a famous quote,its not about how hard u hit,its abt how hard u can get hit and keep moving further…that’s how winning is done.don’t think abt what people say,do what u want to do,u can’t get second Chance in lyf…be passionate and give us best,if u believe in urself,surely u will get what u want…best of luck bro…..

  21. Sudhira

    Mrunal Sir, app ka youtube video lecturer DVD format me tv pe dekhne ke leye publish hoga kyn*any one can purchase ..so that rural area student will get benieit . It is not possible to watch your videos with slow speed.

  22. shobha

    @[email protected]
    The total geographical area of the country is 32,87,263 sq km out of which an area of 6,75,538 sq km or 20.5 per cent was under forests in 2001.This is much below the average of 30.4 per cent for the world. The picture is very gloomy when we compare our percentage of forests area with 34.4 per cent of Canada, 36.0 per cent of Germany, 41.07 per cent of the U.S.A., 57.8 per cent of Sweden and 67.6 per cent of Japan. India with over 16 per cent of the world’s population has nearly 2 per cent of the total forests, and if the forest growing stock has been correctly estimated, it is one of the lowest per unit area i.e., less than 1 per cent of that of the forests of the world.

    Furthermore, the per capita forest area in India is bare 0. 07 hectares against the world average of 1.08 hectares.

  23. RAHUL

    Mrunal sir , please upload interview of CAPF & IFoS Successfull candidates. it helps a lot…motivates …powerbooster

  24. Piyush

    UPSC MAINS-2014 results ARE OUT!!

    1. hari

      not selected in mains

  25. Rohit

    Thanx mrunal Bhai…got selected in mains 2014

  26. Nobita

    me and CSM mains results both are out…

  27. kavya

    Thanx a lot sir
    Got thru mains n deffinatly it won’t happn wdout u n ur unique notes. Thanx again. Indebt to u.

  28. Karanth

    UPSC Results out… I cleared…. Thanks a ton Mrunal and team for all the Support and guidance.

  29. anubhab_das

    Thanks to mrunal. Its my hard work40% and mrunal’s hard work 60%.
    Thanks a ton….

  30. Milind

    You should first download the lecture using youtube downloader and then you can watch it without break.

  31. Tumesh

    Rename them to L5

  32. Navneet

    Sir ,pls upload the lecture related to budget and economic survey 2015

  33. shreesha

    can these video lecture be in English?

  34. tulasikumar

    I find these lecture videos most useful despite myself being not versed in Hindi. Even though i dont enjoy better net speed I strongly urge mrunal sir to keep up this new format. Because- articles take lot time not only to compile but also for readers, hence lot of time saved, much needed on the verge of prelims. And secondly people like me who hail from south and trying to learn some hindi would also benefit. :p dont bother if you dont have better net speed, use youtube video downloader, last night at around 100 or less kbps, i was able to download 4 videos in 2 or 3 hours, while i put it for downloading i was reading a news paper, later i enjoyed seamless videos.

  35. Prashant Tambe

    Respected Sir,
    I have appeared for the SSC CGL Tier-2 Examination 2014 Conducted on 12th April, 2015. I was not aware that there was instructions not to use correction fluid for correcting answers. I am worried that whether my OMR Sheet will be checked or not?

  36. Anjana

    Mrunal sir, u will not be uploading pdf notes anymore?? 🙁

  37. k b

    videos now not supported on simple mobile please do some think or suggest remedes

  38. Dusky

    Mrunal Sir ,

    I could not find Ppts for L2-P4 to L2-P9 in the download section.
    Could you please check that once.

    Thanks in advance.

  39. jaspreet

    Sir please can you write the same topics that you covered in vedios? i want to take print outs

  40. ravi surjuse

    Respected sir will you please start giving articles as before ? it was a very convinient mode of study . we are almost addicted to your articles . please sir bring those golden days for us . we have a lot of difficulties in accesing your lectures on youtube. please think for us. thanking you.

    1. Neha

      agree………. even m nt surfing the site these days bcz of nt hvng those articles which are the strong pillar of Mrunal’s effort………………

  41. dr.k.vijay

    L4 or L6???????

  42. ias

    mrunal sir

    you are teaching economy in very good style.

    simple to understand

    very good lectures compared to Delhiwala coachings.

    thank you sir

  43. saurabh verma

    Dear Mrunal Sir…. please provide pdf format instead of prsentation . it is hard to understand

  44. dinesh garg

    sir you doing a great job by putting up such
    good articles n video
    I hav seen many are asking you to write only articles as before but do good for both english as wel as for hindi medium students I think hindi wale need your help more in comparison of what english wale need

  45. Mayur Gavali

    Mrunal Sir I am not getting good marks in csat paper. because of which , I am not cracking an UPSC pre exam , Guide me .

  46. Hemant

    Sir plese upload more lectures I m in Bhopal i m your great fan u are like Salman Khan for Cecil service apparents Thanku sir and more I waiting since 2 weeks for lectures

  47. ashish


  48. Ajaz Ahmed

    Sir, i am a civil engg student.i want to become a ias officer & i take civil engg as a optional in upsc.pls suggest me this optional is best to secured good rank.

  49. Pushpraj

    How to crack pre i just short of it in last time..i m preparing self..

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