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Land bill row: India's farm economy is broke; more subsidies and freebies won't fix it

Apr 24, 2015

Land bill row: India's farm economy is broke; more subsidies and freebies won't fix it

The magnitude of farmer suicides has not come down despite several lakh crore of subsidies and giveaways to agriculture. It is time we directed our money elsewhere, for subsidies cannot make unviable farming viable #Indian agriculture #Land Bill #Farm Distress #AAP rally #Farm Suicides #Land Holdings
Centre announces Rs 1,500 cr for irrigation, checking prices

Jul 10, 2014

Centre announces Rs 1,500 cr for irrigation, checking prices

Noting that price volatility in the agriculture produce creates uncertainties and hardship for farmers, he said Rs 500 crore will be provided to set up a Price Stabilisation Fund. #Economy #ThisisNext #food inflation #Agriculture #Irrigation #Budget 2014 #Price Stabilisation Fund #Indian Agricultural Research Institute #Agri-Tech Infrastructure Fund
India to seek greater agri market access, to raise visa issue in US

Jul 10, 2013

India to seek greater agri market access, to raise visa issue in US

India is expected to press for greater market access for its agri products, particularly mangoes, pomegranates and litchis, and raise the visa issue during a meeting with a top US official here tomorrow. #NewsTracker #Anand Sharma #Indian agricultural
High subsidy burden due to Food Bill is exaggeration Plan Com

May 27, 2013

High subsidy burden due to Food Bill is exaggeration Plan Com

Planning Commission Member Abhijit Sen today termed it exaggeration, the likely huge rise in government's subsidy burden on account of implementing the proposed National Food Security Bill, as suggested in some quarters. #India #Planning Commission #Lok Sabha #PDS #Food Security Bill #K.V. Thomas #Abhijit Sen #Antyodaya Anna Yojana #Indian Agriculture Research Institute
The Monsoon is coming: Likely to hit Andamans, Odisha in 48 hours

May 14, 2013

The Monsoon is coming: Likely to hit Andamans, Odisha in 48 hours

According to the IMD, the cyclone 'Mahasen', that has formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal, would be hitting the Andaman Nicobar islands in the next 48 hours. #Economy #Indian agriculture #WhatNext #Monsoon #Andaman and Nicobar Islands #Indian Meteorological Department #Mahasen