Farm loan waivers against economic principles, cannot effectively address agrarian distress: ADB India chief
Yokoyama also advocated for direct transfer of funds to targeted beneficiaries as it would cut down leakages.
Budget and Beyond: Urban middle class should be educated to understand farmers need to be paid more, says Chidambaram
Chidambaram says the urban middle class should be educated to understand that farmers need to be paid more.
Share of agriculture in Maharashtra state’s GSDP saw an increase from around 7 percent in 2013 to around 12 percent last year.
RBI may cut key lending rate by 25 bps in August policy review as inflation in January peaks off: BofAML
BofAML expect RBI MPC to look through the jump in inflation to 5.4 percent in April-June, as it is driven by base effects
'Impact investment' key to resolving farmers' woes, may incentivise entrepreneurs' participation in agriculture
Impact investment in big and small enterprises will not only rescue agriculture but redefine it and ready it for the times ahead.
Farmers body calls Union Budget 2018 anti-farmer, pro-corporate; alleges govt manipulated input cost figures
Farmers leaders said BJP had forgot its poll promise of 1.5 times return of input cost since it had come to power in 2014.
Incentive to corporate sector, selling of public utilities and privatisation in Union Budget 2018 is justified for public needs i.e. capital for development.
Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley's fifth full budget is not just farmer-friendly but is for Digital India too
Arun Jaitley has doubled allocation on Digital India programme to Rs 3,073 crore in 2018-19 in his Budget speech
Budget 2018: By hiking minimum support price, Modi govt makes good 2014 promise, but all is not as it seems
By taking a lower cost as the baseline for computing minimum support price, the government is resorting to sleight of hand, moreover one that most farmers are unlikely to miss.
The fiscal slippage from 3.2 percent to 3.5 percent is a significant one and worse, it continues the next year
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday did not provide any relief in the income tax rates for 2018-19.
In Union Budget, small businesses may get some sops to ease pain caused to them due to chaotic rollout of GST and demonetisation
In his first budget address, President Ram Nath Kovind reiterates govt's pledge to double farmers' income by 2020
President Kovind in his budget address says it is result of hard work of farmers that there has been a record production of more than 275 mn tonnes food grains
Budget 2018: Narendra Modi govt will try to woo back rural voters, small businesses ahead of crucial polls
Budget proposals are a closely guarded secret, but a finance ministry official with direct knowledge of the discussions said: “The government’s top priority is to create jobs and boost growth.”
The agriculture sector will not just watch how much money is set aside in Union Budget 2018-19, but also how it is used as BJP tries to woo disaffected farmers before upcoming polls
Budget 2018 may hike agriculture credit target to Rs 11 lakh cr as govt aims to get higher farm output
The govt has been providing interest subvention to make available short-term farm credit at an affordable rate and help boost farm output
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that the forthcoming budget will see priorities in agriculture and infrastructure investment as country targets to achieve double-digit growth in due course
Budget 2018: Maternity benefits, low income taxes and agri infrastructure should be high on Arun Jaitley's agenda
There's a lot of pressure on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to deliver in the upcoming Budget 2018-19. Will he chose politics over the economy, or find a way to keep both happy?
The focus of the food ministry in the next fiscal would be on making ration shops portable within a district initially and later within a state.
Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley can't treat agriculture as just another sector; it needs targeted policy action
Any set of solutions – and they will have to be a set – will have to address this volatility in growth and by extension, agricultural incomes.