Agriculture 2018

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Budget 2018: Agriculture sector to get top priority, to ensure gains reach farmers, says Arun Jaitley
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Budget 2018: Agriculture sector to get top priority, to ensure gains reach farmers, says Arun Jaitley

The government’s priority in the budget is to ensure the gains reach the farmers and the growth is visible even in the farm sector

Budget and Beyond: 'Agri marketing should be in concurrent list', says Niti Aayog's Ramesh Chand
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Budget and Beyond: 'Agri marketing should be in concurrent list', says Niti Aayog's Ramesh Chand

The farmers’ unrest and overall agriculture-related stress has a lot to do with the fact that the markets are not adequately involved.

Budget 2018 likely to allocate 15% higher corpus at Rs 8,000 cr to agriculture, farm education
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Budget 2018 likely to allocate 15% higher corpus at Rs 8,000 cr to agriculture, farm education

Funds under budget will be used on priority areas with an aim to address country's key farm sector problem and make rapid strides in direction of doubling farmers' income

Budget 2018: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana likely to get Rs 13,000 cr for 2018-19, up 21%
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Budget 2018: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana likely to get Rs 13,000 cr for 2018-19, up 21%

Under the upgraded crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, launched early 2016, farmers pay very nominal premium and get full claim for the crop damage.

GST impact: Transport sector saw largest drop in tax rate at 23.2%, agriculture lowest at 0.09%
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GST impact: Transport sector saw largest drop in tax rate at 23.2%, agriculture lowest at 0.09%

The goods and services tax (GST), rolled out on 1 July, 2017, cut marginal tax rates.

Budget and Beyond: This is the Modi moment, if he gets this right, farmers will salute him, says Ashok Gulati
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Budget and Beyond: This is the Modi moment, if he gets this right, farmers will salute him, says Ashok Gulati

Agriculture needs reforms in marketing, land titling and contract law reforms, to name a few

Budget 2018: Employment generation must figure high on Narendra Modi govt's agenda
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Budget 2018: Employment generation must figure high on Narendra Modi govt's agenda

When both endogenous and exogenous factors conspire to prevent industrial and employment revival, the only course left for the Modi government to announce a big bang reform that can take off without much resistance if the BJP ruled states show the way

Agriculture sector growth likely to be higher than CSO estimate of 2.1%, says ministry
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Agriculture sector growth likely to be higher than CSO estimate of 2.1%, says ministry

The agriculture sector is expected to grow higher than projected 2.1 percent growth by the Central Statistics Office for the current fiscal, following better Rabi crop prospects

GDP growth estimate at 4-year low of 6.5% mirrors fragile economy; it is eye-opener for Modi govt
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GDP growth estimate at 4-year low of 6.5% mirrors fragile economy; it is eye-opener for Modi govt

Fresh investments are the key to employment growth and that has to be the Modi government’s top priority now.

GDP growth seen at four-year low of 6.5% in 2017-18, dragged by agriculture, manufacturing
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GDP growth seen at four-year low of 6.5% in 2017-18, dragged by agriculture, manufacturing

"The growth in GDP during 2017-18 is estimated at 6.5 percent as compared to the growth rate of 7.1 percent in 2016-17," said the Central Statistics Office (CSO) while announcing the first advance estimates of National Income 2017-18.

Budget and Beyond: I want everything to come under GST; there should be no exemptions, Bibek Debroy tells Firstpost
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Budget and Beyond: I want everything to come under GST; there should be no exemptions, Bibek Debroy tells Firstpost

Many of the things that this government has done will begin to show results with a slight time lag, be it improvements in the transportation sector, connectivity in the power sector, financial inclusion, Rera or GST (goods and services tax).

Budget 2018: With more agriculture states poll bound, expect more farm-focussed steps this year
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Budget 2018: With more agriculture states poll bound, expect more farm-focussed steps this year

The widening farm distress is evident not just from what farmers’ representatives said, but also from increasing riots due to agrarian crisis

Budget 2018 likely to focus on rural areas after Narendra Modi's narrow home-state victory | Reuters
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Budget 2018 likely to focus on rural areas after Narendra Modi's narrow home-state victory | Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government won an election in his home state of Gujarat this week, but only just as it faced discontent fuelled by falling farm incomes and a lack of jobs.

Fact-checking Narendra Modi: 13 of prime minister’s 16 claims on govt schemes true or partly true, 3 false
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Fact-checking Narendra Modi: 13 of prime minister’s 16 claims on govt schemes true or partly true, 3 false

Narendra Modi at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit he defended his term so far by listing out the steps he had taken towards a “systemic overhaul"

India is trying to double farmers' income by 2022 to make agriculture sustainable, says Arun Jaitley
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India is trying to double farmers' income by 2022 to make agriculture sustainable, says Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said the government has undertaken the ambitious task of doubling farmers' income by 2022 so that farming becomes sustainable

Budget 2018: As agri incomes fall and organised sector wages rise, govt can't wish away farmers' demands
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Budget 2018: As agri incomes fall and organised sector wages rise, govt can't wish away farmers' demands

Farmers now also want an agricultural debt relief package, made of matching contributions from the state governments.

'Centre aims to double farmers' income by 2022,' Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at pre-budget consultations
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'Centre aims to double farmers' income by 2022,' Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at pre-budget consultations

Jaitley's remarks came at his first pre-Budget consultative meeting with the representatives of different agriculture groups here.

GDP at 6.3% in Jul-Sep quarter: Economy shows good signs but growth remains tricky with muted private investments
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GDP at 6.3% in Jul-Sep quarter: Economy shows good signs but growth remains tricky with muted private investments

Presently the government is the only source of investment and in case there is any cut invoked, can affect the future GDP growth scenario