Opinion  /  Published 04.02.21

Cuts deep: Union Budget 2021-22

This year’s budget has been lauded for its bold steps in boosting expenditures to stimulate economic recovery from the shock of the pandemic. The effectiveness of the stimulus is determined by t...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 02.02.21

Budget 2021-22: Farm left in the lurch

At a time protesting farmers on Delhi’s borders are asking for an assured income by way of an assured price, Budget 2021 was expected to take the wind out of their sails by announcing provisions...
By Devinder Sharma in

Business  /  Published 02.02.21

Budget moots farm cess, Bengal cries foul

The Narendra Modi government on Monday decided to drop all pretence of fiscal rectitude by seeking to spend its way out of a pandemic-induced economic crisis with a Rs 34.83 lakh crore expenditure pro...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

Ladies of the Land

Saleha’s mother-in-law, Sabira Bibi, was part of the Hariharpara Nilakar Mahila Samabay, a co-operative of self-help groups (SHGs) set up in 2000. Now, there are 8,65,000-odd registered SHGs in ...
By Anasuya Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.21

Digest the irony: the story of global hunger

With no end to the pandemic in sight, people have now begun to worry about the different kinds of economic and social effects of Covid-19 more than about the disease itself. An impending food crisis i...
By Anup Sinha in


Opinion  /  Published 29.12.20

Out of breath: air pollution in India

Breathing polluted air is far deadlier than inhaling the coronavirus. A study published in The Lancet Planetary Health showed that foul air caused 1.67 million premature deaths during 2019 i...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.12.20

Nabard presents credit potential for Jharkhand

Of the total amount projected for agriculture sector, Rs 6.908.70 crore accounting for 61.78 per cent has been earmarked for crop loan while Rs 3,382.25 crore (30.24%) suggested for allied agriculture...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 23.12.20

Assam app to boost farm productivity

An Assam-based start-up has developed a multilingual smartphone application for farmers to smartly manage their farms and remotely monitor distress activities. AgSpert, the agri-tech startup co-found...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 22.12.20

Digest this: without milk and meat

A family that eats together, stays together. This was my grandfather’s favourite maxim. But mealtimes can be tense affairs in joint families. The latest cause of unrest in mine is my sister&rsqu...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.12.20

Horsing around holds up winter farming

For months now, farmers from a cluster of villages in Suri, Birbhum district, have borne the brunt of horseplay. At least 300 farmers of Balijuri, Meje, Banskathi and other neighbouring villages on M...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri


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