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80% of India's informal workers lost jobs during COVID lockdown, 63% survived on two meals a day, shows data
India

80% of India's informal workers lost jobs during COVID lockdown, 63% survived on two meals a day, shows data

Government needs to take action regarding job security, social security benefits, food security, health benefits, and safety in the informal sector in such a way that it not only manages the current crisis, but also immunises the sector from future shocks

In COVID-19 crisis, an opportunity to reboot, revitalise rural economies with Youth Migrant Entrepreneurs
India

In COVID-19 crisis, an opportunity to reboot, revitalise rural economies with Youth Migrant Entrepreneurs

As the migrant crisis slowly subsides and India crawls its way back to normalcy, this is the right time to ask: isn’t there a way to avoid forcing these individuals out of their homes?

Budget 2020 farmer-friendly; takes steps to enhance rural employment livelihood opportunities
Business

Budget 2020 farmer-friendly; takes steps to enhance rural employment livelihood opportunities

The allocation announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for rural development in the Union Budget is notable.

RBI holds policy rates: Central bank is caught in a tight spot to balance growth and inflation worries
Business

RBI holds policy rates: Central bank is caught in a tight spot to balance growth and inflation worries

The Budget announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was a lost opportunity to revive the demand scenario

Devendra Fadnavis is handing over a healthy balance sheet to Uddhav Thackeray but fresh challenges are emerging
Business

Devendra Fadnavis is handing over a healthy balance sheet to Uddhav Thackeray but fresh challenges are emerging

In terms of debt, fiscal deficit and overall Gross Domestic Product contribution to the national income, Maharashtra is a well-performing state compared with other major states.

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

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.

Johnson & Johnson’s largest India plant idle three years after completion; GST, demonetisation impacts demand
Business

Johnson & Johnson’s largest India plant idle three years after completion; GST, demonetisation impacts demand

Three years after Johnson & Johnson, the US healthcare company, completed construction of production facilities for cosmetics and baby products on the 47-acre site, they stand idle.

Eight indicators tell us what is going wrong in Indian economy right now and why bad days await next government
Business

Eight indicators tell us what is going wrong in Indian economy right now and why bad days await next government

The rural economy, which largely depends on agriculture, is in a mess. Falling prices of agricultural produce and lack of irrigation/ storage facilities have been hurting the farmers

India's Q1 gold demand up 5% at 159 tonne on fall in prices; jewellery sale gets boost during wedding season: WGC
Business

India's Q1 gold demand up 5% at 159 tonne on fall in prices; jewellery sale gets boost during wedding season: WGC

Gold demand stood at 151.5 tonne in the first quarter of 2018, according to WGC's ‘Q1 Gold Demand Trends' report

Upper caste reservation is the right distraction for Indian youth from the actual problem: An unfolding unemployment crisis
Business

Upper caste reservation is the right distraction for Indian youth from the actual problem: An unfolding unemployment crisis

There is no infighting over the reservation quota when there aren’t enough jobs to go around.

Rural distress: Loan waiver is no panacea; govt should dilute monopoly of APMCs for marketing of agricultural produce
Business

Rural distress: Loan waiver is no panacea; govt should dilute monopoly of APMCs for marketing of agricultural produce

Statutorily imposed marketing rigidities in agricultural commodities and other farm produce erect another impediment in the growth of rural sectors

Subramanian vs Subramanian: The new CEA shouldn’t wait till he retires to speak his heart out on govt policy decisions
Business

Subramanian vs Subramanian: The new CEA shouldn’t wait till he retires to speak his heart out on govt policy decisions

Interestingly, the then CEA Arvind Subramanian never even once raised an alarm in public to caution the government.

Money lending by Punjab’s rich farmers is widening the wealth gap in state's countryside
Business

Money lending by Punjab’s rich farmers is widening the wealth gap in state's countryside

A large proportion of farmers in Punjab relies on borrowing from big farmers as it does not involve paperwork required when applying for loans from banks

CII projects FY19 GDP growth at 7.3-7.7 percent; expects rural consumption to boost manufacturing activity
Business

CII projects FY19 GDP growth at 7.3-7.7 percent; expects rural consumption to boost manufacturing activity

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said it expects India's gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 7.3-7.7 percent during the 2018-19 financial year

For the BJP, privileging urban India over villages isn't so much about the economy, it's ideology
Politics

For the BJP, privileging urban India over villages isn't so much about the economy, it's ideology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains steadfastly opposed to farm loan waivers, even though he has allowed BJP state governments to give them if they so desire.

Budget 2018: Agri-related stocks surge 10% after Arun Jaitley announces sops for farmers
Business

Budget 2018: Agri-related stocks surge 10% after Arun Jaitley announces sops for farmers

Shares of agriculture-related stocks surged up to 10 percent after Arun Jaitley said that Budget 2018-19 will focus on strengthening agricultural economy

Britannia's Varun Berry says note ban, GST impact on rural areas bottomed but economy not out of woods yet
Business

Britannia's Varun Berry says note ban, GST impact on rural areas bottomed but economy not out of woods yet

Britannia managing director varun Berry is not sure as to when the FMCG player will be able to clock a double digit volume growth

Mob lynchings, restrictions on cattle trade crippling rural economy, says BJD MP in Parliament
India

Mob lynchings, restrictions on cattle trade crippling rural economy, says BJD MP in Parliament

Restrictions on cattle trade and mob lynching have crippled the rural economy as farmers are not able to sell their cattle, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Tathagata Satpathy said on Monday.

Maharashtra farm loan crisis: Largesse to sugar factories, utter failure of co-op banks and complicity of Congress-NCP
Politics

Maharashtra farm loan crisis: Largesse to sugar factories, utter failure of co-op banks and complicity of Congress-NCP

The current situation faced by the cooperative banks in the state is the making of a corrupt Congress-NCP regime.