Union Budget 2021: Slashed funds for NREGA, Poshan Abhiyan 2.0, elderly pensions reflect poorly on Centre
The biggest hoodwink is the starved Poshan Abhiyan 2.0, which though merges the Supplementary Nutrition Programme and the Poshan Abhiyan, has been allocated an amount less than what was prescribed for Anganwadi services in 2020
New farm laws essential for long-term sustainability of agriculture, promoting private participation in farming
The Centre needs to convince the farmers of the short and long-term benefits of these new laws, and ensure that reforms in the agriculture sector are here to stay
The allocation announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for rural development in the Union Budget is notable.
Budget 2020: Govt must give priority to agriculture, empower farm sector to revive economy; don't hand out doles and sops
In Budget 2020, it is fervently hoped that the government will focus on genuinely empowering the farm sector.
Bank credit growth lowest since October 2017, supply-demand situation may normalise by June 2020; all this and more on Moneycontrol Pro
Non-food credit, or bank loans other than to the Food Corporation of India for their crop procurement operations, is now growing at its slowest pace in two years.
Nonetheless, the central bank concluded that the recent deceleration in the economy is in the “nature of a soft patch mutating into a cyclical downswing, rather than a deep structural slowdown.”
Inter-state portability of ration card begins in 4 states; to be rolled out across India by June 2020: Ram Vilas Paswan
In these four states, both intra-state and inter-state portability of ration card is being implemented successfully, Paswan said.
Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman presents ‘no-change’ Budget; one mustn't read too much into numbers
The Budget speech had spoken of what all has been given in the interim Budget and not made any concession here. Therefore, there is nothing specific for households here.
Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: Report
The NIRDPR cited poor implementation of agricultural marketing reforms and low reach of minimum support price (MSP), which was adding to the farmers' distress.
Inflation numbers well on track, but what Budget offers to revive industrial growth this year will be interesting to watch
Core inflation is the serious part that can be affected by monetary policy action and hence the direction becomes critical.
Govt may provide subsidised sugar to 16 crore additional families; mulls supply of extra grains under PDS
The food ministry's proposal to extend the scheme of providing sugar at a subsidised rate was discussed during the first Cabinet meeting of the new government
Rahul Gandhi's NYAY a test on fiscal prudence: Economy must be strong enough to bear pressure of Rs 3.6 lakh cr
If one is in principle okay with a universal basic income approach, then this scheme of minimum income guarantee is a modification of the same where the beneficiaries are not universal but a targeted section.
On reading Game India, one realises that part of the reason for India’s unsteady move towards economic rediscovery is its inability to focus on one of its inherent strengths—its people
Budget 2019: Govt to spend 6.5% more on food subsidies in FY20; hike may not be adequate to cover cost of food welfare programme
The government is set to earmark about 1.8 trillion rupees ($25.28 billion) for food subsidies next fiscal year
Budget 2019: Arun Jaitley’s calculations have gone awry because of a huge shortfall in GST collections
At the current rate, the gap in the actual central GST earned and the central GST that the government hoped that it would earn, will be close to Rs 1,50,000 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi can take heart from the fact that the biggest reveler in cash, the real estate industry has been humbled
The Great Indian NPA Mess: Banks, govt and industrialists worked together to kick bad loans can down the road
We now have one big problem which the Narendra Modi government is trying to postpone further by merging different public sector banks. The trouble is bringing two rotten eggs together is only going to lead to another rotten egg
The food subsidy is estimated to be Rs 1,38,123 crore in the 2018-19 fiscal as against the actual expenditure of Rs 1,04,901 crore in 2017-18.
Narendra Modi govt approves hike in MSP for Kharif crops; support price for paddy up by Rs 200 a quintal
The government has hiked the MSP of paddy (common variety) by Rs 200 per quintal
CAG report on Food Corporation reveals loaders' use of proxy labour to earn lakhs continues unabated
CAG report says FCI unnecessarily spent Rs 237.65 cr due to non-rationalisation of labour, deployment of costlier labour at depots and non-pooling of labour