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Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 measures too long-term, unlikely to bolster growth, meet targets in FY21: Crisil
Business

Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 measures too long-term, unlikely to bolster growth, meet targets in FY21: Crisil

Noting that the economy is facing its worst slowdown in over a decade, a CRISIL report has said this was because consumption and investment have stopped firing for too long

Tracking India's economic slowdown: Path to revival will be slow, painful; govt must start work now
Business

Tracking India's economic slowdown: Path to revival will be slow, painful; govt must start work now

The most positive aspect of the economic slowdown in the country is that there is official acceptance that something is amiss

Narendra Modi, Donald Trump's lavish farm payouts prompt questions at WTO; India faces questions on Rs 25-lakh cr agri spend
World

Narendra Modi, Donald Trump's lavish farm payouts prompt questions at WTO; India faces questions on Rs 25-lakh cr agri spend

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have both made boosting farm incomes a priority.

US to end preferential trade agreement with India: Donald Trump's protectionist policy message to New Delhi to repair in-house growth engines
World

US to end preferential trade agreement with India: Donald Trump's protectionist policy message to New Delhi to repair in-house growth engines

The external sector woes may have just gone up by a notch with US President Donald Trump flashing his protectionist card yet again and threatening to end GSP for India

Union minister Suresh Prabhu reviews proposed agriculture export, industrial policies
Business

Union minister Suresh Prabhu reviews proposed agriculture export, industrial policies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week said a new agriculture export policy will be unveiled soon to boost farm income as the government is on track to achieve the target of doubling farmers' income by 2022.

Narendra Modi says govt doubled budget for agriculture sector to Rs 2.12 lakh crore in last four years
Business

Narendra Modi says govt doubled budget for agriculture sector to Rs 2.12 lakh crore in last four years

The budget for 2018-19 fiscal has taken steps to provide farmers a price equivalent to 150 per cent of their cost of production, Modi said

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

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

Demonetisation dealt a body blow to agriculture; govt should find holistic solution to farmer debt issue
Business

Demonetisation dealt a body blow to agriculture; govt should find holistic solution to farmer debt issue

The demonetisation was announced at a time when the farmers had just harvested or were about to harvest with an expectation of returns that would also allow a better rabi season, compared with 2015-16

Farmers plan mega protest: Making right noises not enough, agriculture needs renewed focus by govt
Business

Farmers plan mega protest: Making right noises not enough, agriculture needs renewed focus by govt

Government needs to ensure price support for farmers in case of glut, outside of MSP

NITI Aayog's Bibek Debroy wants all production subsidies to be scrapped
Business

NITI Aayog's Bibek Debroy wants all production subsidies to be scrapped

Debroy said even on the consumption side, subsidies should only be given to "unambiguously targeted individual prospects".

BJP's refusal to tax rich farmers shows party lacks courage to rise over vote bank politics a la Congress
Politics

BJP's refusal to tax rich farmers shows party lacks courage to rise over vote bank politics a la Congress

The BJP which came to power on the pretext of nationalism and often dissed Congress for its vote bank politics unfortunately also lacks the courage to upset the rich farmers who control the vote bank

States need to distinguish between rich and poor farmers: CEA Arvind Subramanian
Business

States need to distinguish between rich and poor farmers: CEA Arvind Subramanian

A controversy erupted after NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy suggested that the agricultural income should be taxed.

Why higher govt spending is crucial to contain rural distress
Business

Why higher govt spending is crucial to contain rural distress

If PM Modi doesn't act fast enough, the farm distress is likely to prove to be his Achilles heel.