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Agricultural Sector
India  /  Published 01.06.20

Monsoon ‘good sign’ for crops

India’s monsoon rainfall this season will be 102 per cent of the long-term average, skewed towards above normal, the national weather agency said on Monday, boosting expectations for good crop yield...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.05.19

Farm loans drying up would be disastrous

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By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Faith in market may backfire

Nirmala Sitharaman’s second budget came against the backdrop of a continuing slowdown of the economy. On Friday, the National Statistical Office had lowered the growth figures for 2018-19 by 0.7 per...
By Biswajit Dhar in

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.19

Cash transfers are not enough

A new scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, was announced in the interim Union budget presented earlier this year. It was stated that under this scheme farmers holding up to two hectares of l...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Bengal abolishes agriculture check posts

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced abolition of 109 check posts, which were set up to levy taxes on agricultural produces entering a regulated market from the jurisdiction of another in an apparen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.19

Monumental failures in implementing MGNREGA

Rural distress, the crisis in the agricultural sector, drought in several states and an election year — everything that should spell high allocations and commitment to the Mahatma Gandhi National Ru...
By Nikhil Dey in

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.19

The real reasons for economic inequality

Economic inequality in India has been increasing. According to some sources, India’s top 1 per cent now holds almost 35-60 per cent of the nation’s wealth, while the top 10 per cent holds almost 7...
By Rakesh Kumar in

North East  /  Published 19.05.20

Sarbananda Sonowal lauds agricultural sector

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said farmers and agri entrepreneurs did business worth Rs 357 crore during the lockdown, of which Rs 126 crore came from exporting produce within the...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

India  /  Published 15.07.19

Minimum daily wage norm: worker shall live by bread alone

The national minimum daily wage of Rs 178 that the Centre plans to fix appears based on dated criteria that ignore workers’ expenses on the education of their children, healthcare, entertainment and...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.05.20

Centre’s salvo at mandi hegemony

The Narendra Modi government on Friday announced major legislative changes designed to change the fortunes of India’s cash-starved farmers but appeared to set itself up for a battle with the states ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi


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