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Maharashtra Assembly election: Marathwada, Vidarbha battle farm crisis, but most willing to give Fadnavis-led govt second chance
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Maharashtra Assembly election: Marathwada, Vidarbha battle farm crisis, but most willing to give Fadnavis-led govt second chance

In Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine appears to have succeeded, to a large extent, in getting its message across to the people in Latur, one of the few remaining Congress strongholds in the state.

Despite environmental benefits, experts doubt efficacy of zero budget natural farming, call for nation-wide scientific studies
India

Despite environmental benefits, experts doubt efficacy of zero budget natural farming, call for nation-wide scientific studies

Even if Zero Budget Natural Farming as proposed in the Economic Survey and the Union Budget 20198 is adopted nationally, challenges associated with modern agricultural farming like knowledge gap, availability of native seed banks, cold chain facilities, MSP, and marketing issues remain unresolved

Narendra Modi has an unenviable task of turning around India’s sagging economy; here are the major challenges new govt faces
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Narendra Modi has an unenviable task of turning around India’s sagging economy; here are the major challenges new govt faces

If one looks at the first term of the Narendra Modi government, the economic performance chart gives a mixed picture

Lok Sabha election: For BJP and Modi, ignored farmers, unemployment, drought in Maharashtra threaten to hurt party's hopes for majority
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Lok Sabha election: For BJP and Modi, ignored farmers, unemployment, drought in Maharashtra threaten to hurt party's hopes for majority

That coupled with possible losses in Maharashtra, home to India’s financial capital, Mumbai, and the second most seats in parliament after Uttar Pradesh, would make it harder for the BJP-led coalition to win a governing majority, say political strategists.

Fitch flags concerns of high joblessness, rural distress and GDP growth deceleration on weak manufacturing
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Fitch flags concerns of high joblessness, rural distress and GDP growth deceleration on weak manufacturing

Global ratings agency Fitch on Thursday said there has been a rise in unemployment in the country, and attributed GDP growth deceleration to domestic factors like weak manufacturing and dip in farmers' income

Weak exports, rural distress, uncertainty over election outcome to drag down industrial production: Report
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Weak exports, rural distress, uncertainty over election outcome to drag down industrial production: Report

According to Dun and Bradstreet's (D&B) latest Economy Forecast, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is likely to have grown by 3-3.2 percent during February 2019

Rs 6,000 cash sop to farmers may swing votes for BJP govt but no 'Modi wave' for 2019 polls, finds report
India

Rs 6,000 cash sop to farmers may swing votes for BJP govt but no 'Modi wave' for 2019 polls, finds report

The Rs 6,000-per annum cash dole out to each farmer family in basic income support will help swing votes for the ruling BJP, but the 2019 Lok Sabha election will not see a Modi wave at all, says a brokerage report.

Budget 2018: Modi govt has a strong case to stick to fiscal roadmap; it should not opt for populist track
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Budget 2018: Modi govt has a strong case to stick to fiscal roadmap; it should not opt for populist track

Even without populist announcements, India’s fiscal position is looking precarious at present.

Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley can't treat agriculture as just another sector; it needs targeted policy action
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Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley can't treat agriculture as just another sector; it needs targeted policy action

Any set of solutions – and they will have to be a set – will have to address this volatility in growth and by extension, agricultural incomes.

Gujarat election results: It's wrong to understand outcome through vote-shares, BJP came very close to losing this critical poll
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Gujarat election results: It's wrong to understand outcome through vote-shares, BJP came very close to losing this critical poll

A look at the strike rates — seats won against seats contested — of BJP and Congress, show that the gap has never been this close since 1985

Remove inequality in the farm sector; good monsoon alone cannot push growth
Business

Remove inequality in the farm sector; good monsoon alone cannot push growth

If the government really wants to get the benefit out of expected good monsoon, it has to put effort into the agricultural sector

Indian economy like 'one-eyed' king in land of blind: Raghuram Rajan
Business

Indian economy like 'one-eyed' king in land of blind: Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan said "a bunch of good things have happened" in India, but there were "still some things to do"

A 'political gimmick'? PM Modi's rural income promise leaves Indian farmers, experts cold
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A 'political gimmick'? PM Modi's rural income promise leaves Indian farmers, experts cold

Achieving Modi's goal is not impossible. Land reforms and freeing up food prices triggered rapid gains in farm incomes in China in the 1970s and 1980s. Yet he does not plan such steps

Dear Modi, there is indeed progress but this is not time to celebrate
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Dear Modi, there is indeed progress but this is not time to celebrate

Despite the visible signs of revival, there is skepticism about the growth scenario and it isn’t baseless

Beef ban deepens Maharashtra rural distress, farmers have a beef with PM Modi's BJP
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Beef ban deepens Maharashtra rural distress, farmers have a beef with PM Modi's BJP

It is time to withdraw the ban, says Maharashtra BJP legislator Bhimrao Dhonde

55% wages still delayed: Why more funds for MNREGA in Budget not enough
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55% wages still delayed: Why more funds for MNREGA in Budget not enough

The allocation for MNREGA was the "highest ever" according to the FM at Rs 38,500 crore for 2016-17. This year the amount stood at Rs 36,967 crore.

Here are six challenges to PM Modi's new crop insurance scheme
Business

Here are six challenges to PM Modi's new crop insurance scheme

The government needs to create the infrastructure to ensure that a larger population of the farming community is covered