Rural Sector
Business  /  Published 08.07.22

FM push for rural credit

The Centre wants PSU bank to focus on the rural segments as bank credit show signs of picking up among retail lenders and SMEs. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday asked public sector ban...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 02.11.20

Maruti scores in rural markets

The share of rural sales in Maruti Suzuki’s total sales rose during the pandemic to 41 per cent in October from 38.5 per cent a year ago While the rural sales growth has been happening over the...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 21.11.19

Another blow

The current economic slowdown in India has been largely fuelled by the dip in rural demand, the sharpest since 1972-73. The sale of goods like tractors and two-wheelers and that of relatively cheaper ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 26.03.20

Rural job wage hike in package ‘misleading’

The relief package the government announced on Thursday to help the poor affected by the Covid-19 lockdown includes the yearly revision of wages notified earlier this week under the rural job scheme M...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.11.19

Govt lukewarm on rural wage booster

The finance ministry has after four years of inaction expressed “in-principle” endorsement rather than clear support for a proposal that would have ensured sharper yearly wage increases under the ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


India  /  Published 09.06.19

Labour data reveal depth of job distress

Twelve per cent of rural workers and nearly one in three in urban areas across the country put in more than 60 hours of toil a week, an official survey has found, prompting calls for stricter enforcem...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.04.20

Modi pitch to villages to become self-reliant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed the need for the country to become self-reliant and self-sufficient in all spheres, holding this up as the biggest message from the crisis posed by the ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.06.19

Should your dentist also be your doctor?

A proposal by the Dental Council of India to start a bridge course between BDS and MBBS recently received the nod of the government. The proposed three-year course will be open to BDS graduates recogn...
By Soham D. Bhaduri

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.20

Unemployment: a ticking time bomb

The latest data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy show the unemployment rate in the Indian economy to be 7.78 per cent in February 2020, up from 7.16 per cent in January 2020. The unemploy...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.19

Jobs, not Hindutva, will put food on the table

The suppressed National Sample Survey Office report seems to provide a wealth of evidence on the unemployment crisis in India which is the worst in the last 45 years. The state-level evidence shows th...
By The Editorial Board


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