Agriculture 2016

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Budget 2016: At the time of deepening distress, govt's rural push may not be adequate
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Budget 2016: At the time of deepening distress, govt's rural push may not be adequate

Many of these schemes are to be financed as per the restructured formula of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes where the States would be contributing more towards implementation. Amidst the competing priorities of States, the sector may not receive adequate attention in their budgets.

55% wages still delayed: Why more funds for MNREGA in Budget not enough
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55% wages still delayed: Why more funds for MNREGA in Budget not enough

The allocation for MNREGA was the "highest ever" according to the FM at Rs 38,500 crore for 2016-17. This year the amount stood at Rs 36,967 crore.

Budget 2016: Govt proposes 2 and bids adieu to 13 cesses, hikes environment levy
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Budget 2016: Govt proposes 2 and bids adieu to 13 cesses, hikes environment levy

Government on Monday proposed Krishi Kalyan Cess and Infrastructure Cess, raised incidence of Environment levy, while deciding to do away with as many as 13 cesses which do not yield more than Rs 50 crore in a year.

Budget 2016: This is a make budget for Arun Jaitley, not a break budget, writes Yashwant Sinha
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Budget 2016: This is a make budget for Arun Jaitley, not a break budget, writes Yashwant Sinha

Budget 2016 is a make budget not a break budget and it has come as a pleasant surprise.

Budget 2016: Govt cuts down on subsidies for food, fertiliser and petroleum
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Budget 2016: Govt cuts down on subsidies for food, fertiliser and petroleum

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made the announcement in his Budget 2016 speech, lowering the susidies by over four percent to nearly Rs 2.31 lakh crore.

Budget 2016 Live: Jaitley's has delivered his economic mantra, a year we will know how good it was
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Budget 2016 Live: Jaitley's has delivered his economic mantra, a year we will know how good it was

What is making his task particularly difficult is the fact the Narendra Modi government is going through a rough patch due to the heightening criticism over the rising intolerance. The JNU imbroglio and the Rohith Vemula suicide only aggravated the problem.

Budget 2016: Govt to implement DBT of fertiliser subsidy to farmers on a pilot basis
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Budget 2016: Govt to implement DBT of fertiliser subsidy to farmers on a pilot basis

The country's annual subsidy is about Rs 73,000 crore, a majority of which is paid to the manufacturers of controlled fertiliser urea.

Budget 2016: Government gives Rs 36000 cr to farm sector; agri-credit at Rs 9 lakh cr
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Budget 2016: Government gives Rs 36000 cr to farm sector; agri-credit at Rs 9 lakh cr

Aiming to double farmers income by 2022, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday announced an allocation of nearly Rs 36,000 crore for the farm sector while raising the agri-credit target to Rs 9 lakh crore for the next fiscal.

Union Budget 2016-17: From farmers to investors, Jaitley has an unenviable balancing job in hand
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Union Budget 2016-17: From farmers to investors, Jaitley has an unenviable balancing job in hand

With agriculture reeling from drought and lower crop prices, the government is likely to retain spending on the rural employment guarantee programme, expand crop insurance and boost irrigation outlays.

Budget 2016: Tax incentives vital for success of Make in India and other initiatives
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Budget 2016: Tax incentives vital for success of Make in India and other initiatives

The newly launched Start-Up India, Stand-Up India initiative is a step in the right direction to nurture entrepreneurship development in the country.

Budget 2016: Govt should deviate from RBI’s stance and spend liberally for agriculture and infra sectors
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Budget 2016: Govt should deviate from RBI’s stance and spend liberally for agriculture and infra sectors

Rising deflationary pressures have taken a toll on the global equities – about 40 stocks markets in the world have fallen 20% from their respective peaks.

Budget 2016: Budget should ensure India Story is implementable for overseas investors
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Budget 2016: Budget should ensure India Story is implementable for overseas investors

Indian Markets had been upbeat on the Narendra Modi Government since the last 18 months but lately their hopes increasingly have given way to dispair.

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

Budget 2016: Department of Agriculture may get 30% hike in FY'17 budgetary allocation
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Budget 2016: Department of Agriculture may get 30% hike in FY'17 budgetary allocation

The Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC) is expected to get about 30 per cent higher budgetary allocation at over Rs 20,000 crore for the next fiscal for implementation of key schemes including newly launched crop insurance programme.

Budget 2016: Finance ministry takes to Twitter seeking suggestions on budgetary focus
Economy

Budget 2016: Finance ministry takes to Twitter seeking suggestions on budgetary focus

Jaitley has already held extensive pre-budget consultations with various stakeholders, including economists, industry chambers, trade unions, social sector as well as banks and financial institutions.

Budget 2016: Agri Min seeks animal health card scheme
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Budget 2016: Agri Min seeks animal health card scheme

Agriculture Ministry has sought measures like a new scheme on animal health card, e-market platform for bovine germplasm and increase in allocation for Rashtriya Gokul Mission in Budget 2016.

Budget 2016: Delhi govt seeks Rs 4000 cr to augument transport system
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Budget 2016: Delhi govt seeks Rs 4000 cr to augument transport system

Delhi government today demanded a special package of Rs 4,000 crore from the Centre to augment public transport in the national capital and pitched for a rise in its share of central taxes, which was last revised "15 years" ago, to at least Rs 5,000 crore.

Budget 2016: Gujarat demands Special Notified Zone for diamond industry
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Budget 2016: Gujarat demands Special Notified Zone for diamond industry

Ahead of the Union budget, Gujarat has demanded establishment of a Special Notified Zone for diamond industry in Surat while Maharashtra has asked Rs 4,000 crore for various projects.