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Maharashtra drought crisis: Agriculture sector to decline by 2.7%, claims state's Economic Survey

Mar 17, 2016

Maharashtra drought crisis: Agriculture sector to decline by 2.7%, claims state's Economic Survey

The severe drought gripping parts of Maharashtra has left its imprint on the Economic Survey, which says agriculture is expected to decline by 2.7%. #NewsTracker #Economic Survey #Maharashtra Budget Session #Maharashtra drought #Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan #Economic Survey of Maharashtra 2015-16
Less water, more vapour? Arun Jaitley's $13-billion irrigation plan that's failed 66 million farmers

Mar 14, 2016

Less water, more vapour? Arun Jaitley's $13-billion irrigation plan that's failed 66 million farmers

A two-decade old Central programme to finish incomplete irrigation projects has failed 66 million Indian farmers and halted the economic progress of 350 million Indians. #CAG #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #Arun Jaitley #farmers #Dam #Economic Survey #IndiaSpend #AIBP
Budget 2016: Arun Jaitley used the word 'farmer' 32 times in his speech

Feb 29, 2016

Budget 2016: Arun Jaitley used the word 'farmer' 32 times in his speech

Generous allocations to farmers and the agriculture sector can only be possible when the government is able to raise more resources. #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Arun Jaitley #Economic Survey #Farm Distress #Union Budget 2016 #rurban
Economic Survey highlights challenges to Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile, BAPU may be a solution

Feb 27, 2016

Economic Survey highlights challenges to Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile, BAPU may be a solution

If the government is serious about reforming the subsidy regime, it must read the chapter on JAM and BAPU in the Economic Survey closely and act on it #Aadhaar #Economic Survey #poverty alleviation #Jan Dhan #Bapu #Union Budget 2016 #Economy 2016 #social sector 2016 #JAM trinity
Economic Survey: A gold mine of reformist ideas but is the government listening?

Feb 27, 2016

Economic Survey: A gold mine of reformist ideas but is the government listening?

We have a chief economic advisor in Arvind Subramanian with a suitably high level of ambition who has written a first volume outlining what ails the economy and what must be done to heal it. #Economy #BJP #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #Arun Jaitley #Aadhaar #NDA #Arvind Subramanian #Economic Survey #Jan Dhan #Union Budget 2016
Eco Survey says rich enjoy subsidies of Rs 1 lakh crore, will Budget slash these?

Feb 26, 2016

Eco Survey says rich enjoy subsidies of Rs 1 lakh crore, will Budget slash these?

Expect a significant rationalisation of subsidies for the poor, which may mean they are better targeted, not necessarily lessened, through schemes like Direct Benefit Transfer #Narendra Modi #Subsidies #Union Budget #corporate tax #petroleum subsidy #Economic Survey #LPG subsidy #Fertiliser Subsidy #DBT
Economic Survey highlights Jaitley's big dilemma -- to spend or not to spend

Feb 26, 2016

Economic Survey highlights Jaitley's big dilemma -- to spend or not to spend

Failure to adhere to the fiscal consolidation path can irk the international rating agencies and, in turn, can have adverse implications on the credit profile of the country #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #manufacturing #Infrastructure #corporate earnings #Economic Survey #Public Spending
Ahead of Budget, Jaitley and Jayant Sinha to meet economists on Saturday

Feb 25, 2016

Ahead of Budget, Jaitley and Jayant Sinha to meet economists on Saturday

Industry officials said the last-minute meeting may be to get a grip on some quick-fix measures to package a bitter pill for the economy #fiscal deficit #Union Budget #Economic Survey #Economists #Jayant Sinha #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Budget 2016: For 'Bharat' to deliver, govt should take steps to make agriculture profitable

Feb 22, 2016

Budget 2016: For 'Bharat' to deliver, govt should take steps to make agriculture profitable

A more focused approach to tackle farm distress could work around improved irrigation, a more workable system to assess crop damages and a linked crop insurance scheme #Arun Jaitley #NDA #Economic Survey #Union Budget 2016 #Direct Benefit Transfer scheme #Agriculture 2016 #Insurance 2016 #farming households #fertiliser subsidy schemes