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Agriculture
Business  /  Published 21.09.20

Wheat MSP hiked to douse fire

The Centre has raised the minimum support price of wheat by Rs 50, or 2.6 per cent, to Rs 1,975 per quintal amid growing farmer unrest against two pieces of legislation that seeks to encourage contrac...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 06.09.20

Marginal growth on the horizon

A small positive economic growth in 2020-21 may not be ruled out as sectors such as agriculture and essential goods and services were fully operational in the first quarter despite the coronavirus-ind...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.20

Portal for profit: e-NAM needs redesigning

Agriculture and the allied sector employ 54.6 per cent of total workers. Yet, the estimated growth rate for 2019-2020 is 2.9 per cent. India’s agricultural markets are regulated by state legisla...
By Debarati Bhattacharya in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.20

Glare on scheduled banks in farm credit disbursal

The Centre’s plan to bring 2.5 crore farmers under the Kisan Credit Card regime as part of its Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to boost the country’s pandemic-hit economy seems to have t...
By Joyjit Ghosh in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 18.08.20

PwC lists 10 macro steps that can aid economic revival

PricewaterhouseCoopers India has listed 10 macro steps that can aid economic revival along with the downside risks in a research report released on Tuesday. The macro steps include investment towards...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.20

Days to remember: World Elephant Day

Sir — Many people wonder about the need for so many commemorative days — World Earth Day or Global Tiger Day, for instance — all through the year. However, going by the report by Wor...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.08.20

Agri dept deliberates farm loan waivers

The state agriculture department has also begun efforts to roll out a Rs 2,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme, among the key announcements in the Jharkhand Budget presented by the Hemant Soren governme...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.08.20

Jharkhand vegetables going places

“The APMC will take care of all quality testing and protocols required for export through the private agency right from permission from the Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Develop...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Poor pickings: Soft loans for agriculture

The prime minister has announced, as part of continuing economic interventions to stimulate recovery from the recessionary trends, an agricultural infrastructure fund to the tune of one lakh crore spr...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 09.08.20

Funding unclear in PM scheme for farmers

The Prime Minister transferred Rs 17,000 crore directly into the bank accounts of 8.5 crore farmers under the PM Kisan scheme. With the latest transfer, the scheme has provided over Rs 90,000 crore t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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