In easing agri markets and movement of produce, Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated earlier promises; here are seven more urgently needed reforms
In terms of outlay, the agricultural reform announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on 14 May is not as ambitious as other schemes.
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Despite large-scale exploitation, successive govts colluded in concealing illegal mining in North East
The issue of illegal mining in India was raised multiple times in the Parliament, and both the UPA and NDA answered them, yet Meghalaya doesn't feature anywhere in their responses
India could focus on encouraging investments from China which has shown a huge investment appetite in the country – disregardful of the arbitration imbroglio or other irritants
Govt should stop interfering with how IIMs should be run; better focus on primary, secondary education
Another sore point with centres of excellence – including IIMs – is the government’s reluctance to give them total autonomy over finances.
Govts must learn to become slimmer, not be a burden on business: Israeli PM Netanyahu to industry captains
Netanyahu said, governments has to learn to reduce the burden of regulations, make business easier and encourage competition.
Maharashtra's agriculture conundrum: How sugarcane politics roiled other nutrition crops in the state
Even though all food grain production declined by 13%, electricity consumption by the agricultural sector increased by by 188,140%
Maharashtra’s rural revolution-I: Make way UP and Gujarat, state aims to be the country’s No 1 milk producer
Behind this revamping of the state’s milk production, processing and distribution business, there are obviously some very canny political objectives in mind.
The crisis for farmers growing pulses has a lot to do with all the government schemes and their shortcomings. It is possible that the present crisis will have taught the government a great deal
While the government has contracted to import from Mozambique, at no time last year did Mozambique offer India the most favourable of prices
If the government begins to procure more, it destabilises the wheat and rice procurement market, and risks a shift of rice and wheat fields to pulses
A curious omission in RERA is that it seeks to regulate builders and developers, and also lays down rules for consumers.
Were the government to agree to procurement of pulses, there is a good possibility that existing rice and wheat farmers might switch to growing pulses instead
It seemed as if policymakers have been anxious to make the right moves without rocking the proverbial agricultural boat in North India
Many people put the blame squarely on illegal mining and the desperate desire for politicians and bureaucrats to make money out of this lucrative opportunity that has become a major trigger for Naxal violence due to lack of adequate infrastructure.