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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Government needs to ensure price support for farmers in case of glut, outside of MSP
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
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
A controversy erupted after NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy suggested that the agricultural income should be taxed.
If PM Modi doesn't act fast enough, the farm distress is likely to prove to be his Achilles heel.