Agriculture Sector-2021

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Union Budget 2021: Business-as-usual for agriculture when a change in orientation was much-needed
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Union Budget 2021: Business-as-usual for agriculture when a change in orientation was much-needed

The finance minister was at pains to emphasise that the Narendra Modi government had doubled the spending on wheat procurement and nearly tripled that on rice procurement since it assumed office in 2014

Farmers say Union Budget 'doesn't matter', only concerned with repeal of agri laws
India

Farmers say Union Budget 'doesn't matter', only concerned with repeal of agri laws

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said that the farmers had demanded an increase in the price of crops, but the Centre increased agriculture credit instead

New agri cess to be carved out of Centre's money, won't burden consumers: Nirmala Sitharaman to Network18
India

New agri cess to be carved out of Centre's money, won't burden consumers: Nirmala Sitharaman to Network18

The Union finance minister said that to compensate for the additional cess, the government has reduced the excise duty component, resulting in no additional cost for the public

Surprising that farmers doubt Modi govt's intent, Sitharaman tells News18, says MSP has been rising since 2013-14
India

Surprising that farmers doubt Modi govt's intent, Sitharaman tells News18, says MSP has been rising since 2013-14

In an exclusive interview with Network18 group editor Rahul Joshi, Sitharaman reiterated what the government has been saying for long — that it wants farmers to come to the table and air their concerns

This is no 1991, but Sitharaman's budget should boost growth, create jobs and stimulate a COVID-hit economy
Business

This is no 1991, but Sitharaman's budget should boost growth, create jobs and stimulate a COVID-hit economy

The best part of Union Budget 2021, however, is that Nirmala Sitharaman resisted the temptation to slap more cess, surcharges on the taxpaying citizens and refrained from imposing a ‘wealth tax’ to raise revenue.

Union Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman aims to raise resources without raising taxes; a bold step
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Union Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman aims to raise resources without raising taxes; a bold step

From a consumer and healthcare perspective, Union Budget 2021 has a lot of positives. On the healthcare side, COVID-19 pandemic had brought to light India's underspend in healthcare. Budget 2021 has done well by allocating over Rs 2 trillion holistically towards the health sector, a handsome increase of 137 percent.

Full text: FM Nirmala Sitharaman unveils Union Budget 2021; doubles healthcare spending, lifts caps on FDI
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Full text: FM Nirmala Sitharaman unveils Union Budget 2021; doubles healthcare spending, lifts caps on FDI

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday delivered her third Budget speech in the Parliament. Here's the full text of her speech in Lok Sabha

Union Budget 2021: Farm innovation fund needed to support agri-tech solutions, startups, boost innovation
Business

Union Budget 2021: Farm innovation fund needed to support agri-tech solutions, startups, boost innovation

The available statistics amplify the potential of India’s agriculture sector to aid fiscal growth

Union Budget 2021: Govt should focus on R and D in agriculture, raise outlay, help farmers to diversify crops
Business

Union Budget 2021: Govt should focus on R and D in agriculture, raise outlay, help farmers to diversify crops

The Centre’s outlay for agricultural research and education last year was a little over $1 billion or Rs 8,000 cr compared to the $2.8 billion R and D investment of Bayer Crop Science.

Union Budget 2021: Favour extension of pandemic support measures, thrust on infra investment, says IMF
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Union Budget 2021: Favour extension of pandemic support measures, thrust on infra investment, says IMF

IMF’s chief economist Gita Gopinath said more public infrastructure spending is needed and that the Government of India has expressed its intention to do so

Union Budget 2021: Govt may announce steps to promote e-commerce exports and imports, say sources
India

Union Budget 2021: Govt may announce steps to promote e-commerce exports and imports, say sources

Ajay Sahai of the Federation of Indian Export Organisation, said extending bulk clearance is a good idea that would help reduce transaction cost

Union Budget 2021: Centre likely to hike farm credit target to about Rs 19 lakh crore
Business

Union Budget 2021: Centre likely to hike farm credit target to about Rs 19 lakh crore

The credit target has increased consistently over time, with credit worth Rs 11.68 lakh crore being given to farmers in 2017-18, as opposed to the year’s Rs 10 lakh crore target, sources said

Union Budget 2021: Industry body demands GST rate cut on agrochemicals, focus on R&D
Business

Union Budget 2021: Industry body demands GST rate cut on agrochemicals, focus on R&D

CropLife India said slashing the GST rate will help lower the prices of agrochemicals and benefit farmers

Union Budget 2021: From going paperless to no briefcase, 5 differences in the way it will be presented this year
India

Union Budget 2021: From going paperless to no briefcase, 5 differences in the way it will be presented this year

The Union Budget will be presented against the backdrop of the economy in recession due to COVID-19

Union Budget 2021: US business advocacy group urges Nirmala Sitharaman to lower tariff to compete with RCEP
World

Union Budget 2021: US business advocacy group urges Nirmala Sitharaman to lower tariff to compete with RCEP

India had walked out of the RCEP, a 14-member group led by China, as negotiations failed to address New Delhi's outstanding issues and concerns

Union Budget 2021: PMFAI demands GST reduction on pesticides from 18% to 5%
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Union Budget 2021: PMFAI demands GST reduction on pesticides from 18% to 5%

The PMFAI also urged the government to extend a financial support for developing technologies for intermediates and technical grade pesticides indigenously under 'Make in India'