Profits of PSUs fell in 2015

Except power generation, PSUs in other sectors reported a fall in profits or a rise in losses during 2014-15 compared with the previous year

GN Bureau | October 22, 2016


#PSUs   #fall in profit   #rise in losses  

 For the first time in five years, the profits of India’s state-owned companies dropped, by about 20 percent in 2015. According to the government data 77 public-sector undertakings (PSUs) reported losses and contribution to the exchequer dropped Rs 20,000 crore over the previous year.

The drop in profits – from Rs 1.28 lakh crore to Rs 1.03 lakh crore – over 2013-'14 comes in the backdrop of prime minister Narendra Modi’s 2016 Independence-day declaration that a “new culture” had helped Air India and telecom company Bharat Sachar Nigam Limited improve performance.
 
As many as 235 PSUs surveyed by the ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises have seen drop in profits in a year that India’s economy grew 7.3 percent over 4.7 percent in 2013-14.
 
Except power generation, PSUs in other sectors reported a fall in profits or a rise in losses during 2014-15 compared with the previous year.
Contribution to the exchequer 
 
The government’s companies contributed Rs 20,000 crore less to the public exchequer in 2014-15 than they did the previous year, when they generated Rs 2.2 lakh crore. Even the top profit-making PSUs – companies such as ONGC, Coal India Ltd, Indian Oil and NTPC – saw a 13 percent dip in profits.
 
A leading reason for the decline in profits was the global slowdown and weakening of international oil prices, leading to a 29 percent fall in export earnings and affecting manufacturing companies.
 

Comments

 

Other News

What makes Sundargarh the cradle of hockey in India

Neha Lakra, 20, doesn’t forget to practise hockey, at least for four hours, every day. Whether at home or at the Panposh sports hostel in Rourkela where she is training under the guidance of coaches, her routine doesn’t change. “I can’t sleep unless I have worked on the ground,&rdqu

Where the true sadhana of Vedanta is to be found

Somewhere Among the Stars: Reflections of a Mystic By Adi Varuni Kali/BluOne Ink, 282 pages, Rs 395 Decades ago, when an unknown N

India celebrates National Voters’ Day

The 13th National Voters’ Day was celebrated across the country Wednesday with president Droupadi Murmu gracing the national event held here. Kiren Rijiju, union minister for law & justice, was the guest of honour. The chief election commissioner, Rajiv Kumar, election commissioners Anup Chandra

INS Vagir to give fillip to Navy: Admiral Hari Kumar

The Indian Navy commissioned its fifth stealth Scorpene class Submarine INS Vagir on Monday at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai in the presence of Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff. Vagir was launched on November 12, 2020, under Project 75 (P75) and post completion of sea trials it w

Uddhav joins hands with Prakash Ambedkar ahead of BMC polls

Ahead of the Mumbai civic polls, former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday announced an alliance with Prakash Ambedkar`s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA). Addressing a joint press conference, Thackeray said their grandfathers, Keshav Thackeray and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, were conte

How women leaders enable collective action at local level

Ela R. Bhatt, the founder of SEWA, once said, “There is ample proof to demonstrate that women can and do build strong and vital organizations around issues that relate to them, and find viable solutions out of their own experiences.” Women Leadership Schools (WLSs) promoted by Se

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter