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The curious case of Nabard boss who ignored clear conflicts of interest

Sep 05, 2015

The curious case of Nabard boss who ignored clear conflicts of interest

Within a few months, in a significant deviation from Nabard's mandate and earlier policies, Bakshi made private entities eligible for soft loans for warehousing projects for the first time through a circular dated 27 September 2011. #Uttar Pradesh #RBI #finance ministry #ConnectTheDots #Nabard #Prakash Bakshi #Ministry of Agriculture #Economy #Janhit Foundation #Shree Shubham Logistics Ltd #Kalpataru Group
Agriculture's big hope: Farmer producer companies learn to tame middlemen

Sep 02, 2015

Agriculture's big hope: Farmer producer companies learn to tame middlemen

The rise of farmer producer companies where cultivation is pooled for deriving benefits of scale from fragmented land holdings has helped reduce the middleman's power on pricing. Can these companies now learn to market as well? #Manmohan Singh #Agriculture #Coimbatore #Companies Act #bitter gourd #snake gourd #Ridge gourd #Economy
Cabinet clears auctioning of ONGC, Oil India fields to private firms

Sep 02, 2015

Cabinet clears auctioning of ONGC, Oil India fields to private firms

The weight for revenue share will be 80 percent while 20 percent would be for work programme that may include drilling of exploratory and development wells and seismic studies. #Narendra Modi #Agriculture #ONGC #LPG #PolicyWatch #Oil India #CCEA #NELP #Dharmendra Pradhan #New Exploration Licensing Policy #Economy
What the latest economic data mean: Modi govt is running out of time to fix the economy

Sep 01, 2015

What the latest economic data mean: Modi govt is running out of time to fix the economy

Reviving manufacturing will mean getting aggressive on economic policy and reforms GST has to be rammed through, public sector infrastructure investments have to be fast-tracked and private sector ones facilitated on priority basis #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #manufacturing #GDP growth #GST #economic reforms #services #Public Spending
Rajan's right: Govt should compensate PSBs, not use them as extended arms

Aug 28, 2015

Rajan's right: Govt should compensate PSBs, not use them as extended arms

When government forces state-run banks to carry out financial sector activities, but refuses to fully compensate them, that creates distortions in their business. #Economy #RBI #IMF #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #International Monetary Fund #Arun Jaitley #Raghuram Rajan #Aadhaar #public sector banks #Indian Banks Association #Indradhanush #Make In India #Jan Dhan Yojana
EU watchdog says pesticides harmful to bees, industry disagrees| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015

EU watchdog says pesticides harmful to bees, industry disagrees| Reuters

BRUSSELS Widely-used pesticides made by Bayer CropScience ( BAYGn.DE ) and Syngenta ( SYNN.VX ) pose a risk to bees, the European Union's food safety watchdog said on Wednesday, reinforcing previous research that led to EU restrictions. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which guides EU policymakers, said leaf spray containing three neonicotinoid pesticides could harm bees, whose pollinating role is estimated to be worth billions of euros for the bloc's farm sector. #India #Middle East #science #Agriculture #markets
The future of Indian coconut farming depends on what's grown between palms

Aug 26, 2015

The future of Indian coconut farming depends on what's grown between palms

Coconut farming in India is less profitable given the excess of supply over demand. But if the land in between trees is used for other crops, including cocoa, the money can be lucrative. #Economy #Kerala #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #edible oil #Jain Irrigation #Cocoa #Coconut Farming #Naine