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GDP is actually going nowhere; Jaitley has no option but to step on the gas

Feb 09, 2016

GDP is actually going nowhere; Jaitley has no option but to step on the gas

Jaitley has to go for it. He has nothing to lose from it. He has to take the attendant risks involved. #GDP #Agriculture #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #manufacturing #economic reforms #new GDP #sectoral growth
Panagariya brings back focus on reforms in agriculture for second Green Revolution

Feb 05, 2016

Panagariya brings back focus on reforms in agriculture for second Green Revolution

The vice chairman further said that NITI Aayog believes in equal relationship with states and today's meeting shows that even Niti Aayog can come to states. #Economy #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Arvind Panagariya #green revolution #Nitin Patel #Niti Aayog #Babubhai Bokhiriya
India's food bills on imports rise as govt struggles to revive rural belt

Feb 02, 2016

India's food bills on imports rise as govt struggles to revive rural belt

The next big import item on the list could be oilmeals, an animal feed, which India used to export in large quantities until last year. #Economy #Narendra Modi #Agriculture #Arun Jaitley #food import
SC raps states including Gujarat for not implementing Food Act

Feb 01, 2016

SC raps states including Gujarat for not implementing Food Act

The PIL alleged that parts of states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana and Chattisgarh had been hit by drought and the authorities were not providing adequate relief. #Prashant Bhushan #NewsTracker #MGNREGA #Food Security Act #National Food Security Act #Ministry of Agriculture #National Disaster Relief Fund
Schemes for prosperous kisan? How Maharashtra's water plan fails 10 million farmers

Jan 25, 2016

Schemes for prosperous kisan? How Maharashtra's water plan fails 10 million farmers

Although it is often presented as unique, the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan is hardly the first to attempt drought-proofing Maharashtra. #India #Agriculture #CriticalPoint #Maharashtra #water #farmers #Drought #Irrigation #Marathwada #IndiaSpend #Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan
Punjab is in deep financial mess, blame it on lack of quality political leadership: Manpreet Badal

Jan 25, 2016

Punjab is in deep financial mess, blame it on lack of quality political leadership: Manpreet Badal

Manpreet Singh Badal (53), the former finance minister in the Parkash Singh Badal’s cabinet in Punjab, has recently been in the news for joining the Congress, following a merger with his own People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) #Agriculture #QandA #Manpreet Singh Badal #Peoples Party of Punjab #SAD-BJP alliance
Budget 2016: Finance ministry tweets out 'promises met' from last edition

Jan 20, 2016

Budget 2016: Finance ministry tweets out 'promises met' from last edition

On Budget 2015 announcement of farm credit of Rs 8.5 lakh crore in 2015-16, it said monitoring of agriculture credit is being done on quarterly basis. #finance ministry #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Arun Jaitley #Aadhaar #PAHAL #Union Budget 2016 #Budget & Economy #Paramparagat Krishi Sinchayi Yojna
Cabinet approves India's stand on food security at WTO

Jan 20, 2016

Cabinet approves India's stand on food security at WTO

The food security issue is related to several developing nations which provide subsidised foodgrains to the poor. #Economy #NewsTracker #Agriculture #World Trade Organisation #Food security #Foodgrains #Nairobi Package #Special Safeguard Mechanism
Here are six challenges to PM Modi's new crop insurance scheme

Jan 15, 2016

Here are six challenges to PM Modi's new crop insurance scheme

The government needs to create the infrastructure to ensure that a larger population of the farming community is covered #IMD #Crop insurance #rural distress #agriculture loss #CCIS #NAIS