Articles by RN Bhaskar
Feb 03, 2020
Budget 2020: Farmers will now reap what the govt did not sow; agri distress to continueThis Budget paid the most attention to agriculture—if the percentage of spending is the yardstick to go by.
Jan 31, 2020
Budget 2020: Govt must give priority to agriculture, empower farm sector to revive economy; don't hand out doles and sopsIn Budget 2020, it is fervently hoped that the government will focus on genuinely empowering the farm sector.
Jul 02, 2019
Contract farming isn't a new idea, but govt needs to incentivise its spread across IndiaLike so many good ideas in India, contract farming is also one which has existed, thrived, and made its mark
Jul 01, 2019
Govt plans to incentivise contract farming: Centre should encourage large firms to be part of plan; decision will bring transparency of purchases and salesAt one level, contract farming is like any other contract to purchase goods of a quality and quantity within a specified time period
Jun 24, 2019
Union Budget 2019: Will Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman be able to salvage the agriculture sector?With 50 percent of the population dependent on agricultural incomes—fully or partly—farm distress has the potential to pull down consumption,
Feb 27, 2019
Adani Group wins bid to operate six airports: Why Gautam Adani will continue to consolidate hold on logistics sectorFor Adani anything that has to do with logistics is of immense interest. Airports represent not merely passengers. They represent cargo as well.
Feb 26, 2019
Splurging money on mega welfare schemes sans planning not wise, govt should find a way to make them productiveThis is where the government’s planners have evidently lost their sense of proportion, their perspective of right and wrong, and also of what is good for India.
Jan 20, 2019
SC allows dance bars in Maharashtra: Govt's attempts to shut down dance bars show its specious morality, distorted prioritiesThe Supreme Court has struck down the attempts of the state government of Maharashtra to shut down dance bars.
Jan 15, 2019
Budget 2019: Benefits, quota skewed towards minorities, 'majority' middle class ignored; will Jaitley remedy this?What is worse is that the middle class which can invest in education finds that the quality of education in schools is so poor that the educated cannot find jobs very easily.
Jan 07, 2019
Meghalaya coal mine tragedy exposes state's apathy for miners as greedy politicians sidestep human rightsIn Meghalaya, much of illegal mining involves making small pit-holes commonly known as rathole mines.