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Sep 25, 2017
Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mtIndia's foodgrain production is estimated to decline by 3.86 million tonnes to 134.67 mt this kharif season on account of poor rains as well as floods in some parts of the country
Aug 01, 2017
Foodgrain output up 5-fold in 60 years, but behind this rosy picture lies India’s farm distressThough it is the largest producer of pulses in the world, India’s pulses crop yield (659 kg/ha) was the lowest among BRICS countries in 2014
Jul 04, 2017
Punjab loan waiver: Govt will bear liability of over 7,000 farmers' from state, says chief minister Amarinder SinghPunjab government will bear the liability of the outstanding loans of over 7,000 farmers in the agrarian state who have committed suicide in recent years
Jun 21, 2017
NCAER ups FY'18 GDP growth to 7.6% on normal monsoonIn its quarterly review of the economy, NCAER said prospects for the agricultural sector in 2017-18 remain optimistic on forecast of good rains.
Jun 09, 2017
GST rollout will make foodgrains, milk, veggies up to 5% cheaper, says finance ministryThe government has exempted cereals, pulses, atta, maida and besan from the GST, which will be implemented from 1 July.
Jun 08, 2017
Madhya Pradesh farmer protest: Loan waivers are worst form of populism, they won't solve real issuesFarmers must be encouraged to grow crops that require less water like pulses and millets, which are more nutritional too. Instead, the government is incentivising rice and wheat cultivation, as it procures only these
Apr 25, 2017
Many LPG consumers back in subsidy net: Will Modi's call to give up food subsidies appeal to more Indians?Clearly, the “Give-it-up” appeal by PM Modi is slowly losing its charm – if prices rise further, more people could opt back for the subsidized cooking gas cylinder
Apr 25, 2017
LPG subsidy success: Modi govt's give-it-up campaign will now ask people to forego food subsidiesThe Union food ministry has asked all the state governments to work on the Give-It-Up campaign under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS)
Feb 09, 2017
Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for availing foodgrains from ration shopsThe government said, subsidised foodgrains will not be sold to anyone not having Aadhaar after June 30.
Sep 22, 2016
Forget US Fed hike, expect RBI governor Urjit Patel’s first date with rate cut in DecemberMost economists and bond dealers expect the central bank not to tinker with its key rates on 4 October meeting and go for the next rate cut in December at the earliest. But, it is unlikely that US Federal reserve’s rate movements will dominate RBI’s rate cut plan then.