- Apr 16, 2021 11:52 AM IST
This will be the first normal monsoon in three years after two above-average monsoon rainfall in the last two years, which is welcome news for an economy dented by a second 'wave' of COVID-19 cases and reduced activity due to localised curfews and lockdowns.
- Apr 05, 2021 02:50 PM IST
"As the vaccination drive continuously upscales in India and guided by the learnings of India’s successful management of pandemic during its first wave, India is now well armed to combat any downside risk posed by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases," the Department of Economic Affairs said in its economic report for March.
- Apr 02, 2021 11:44 AM IST
While farmers are now fretting over the new legislation, their occupation has been fraught with tension over generations. They have always been exposed to exploitation due to rampant corruption at mandis and by middlemen.
- Mar 26, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Short monsoon can lead to water shortage across the country, low crop output and higher imports.
- Mar 01, 2021 12:52 PM IST
Speaking at a webinar on the Budget’s agriculture-related announcements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the private sector should increase its participation in areas such as agriculture research and development, storage and processing, as well as soil testing.
- Feb 26, 2021 06:47 PM IST
India exited the recession in the third quarter. However, growth was slower-than-expected and for the whole fiscal year, GDP is now expected to shrink 8 percent versus an earlier estimate of 7.7 percent.
- Feb 26, 2021 06:02 PM IST
The Agriculture Ministry attributed the increased food grain production to good monsoons last year.
- Feb 26, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Growing 0.4 per cent in the October-December quarter of FY21, India's GDP managed to marginally overcome record level contractions that had gripped it over the previous two quarters. But going forward, uncertainties in private consumption and slow growth in manufacturing, key services sectors pushed down FY21's official forecast to an 8 percent contraction.
- Feb 22, 2021 03:07 PM IST
"The entire world can see the difficulties faced by Indian farmers. But the government in Delhi is unable to understand the pain of the farmers," Gandhi said addressing a meeting organised after the six kilometre tractor rally between Thrikkaipatta to Muttil in this hill district.
- Feb 20, 2021 09:11 AM IST
Listing 19 conditions, the statement said that action may be initiated against user agencies in case of violation of any condition.
- Feb 06, 2021 07:29 AM IST
Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Farmer unions held a countrywide 'chakka jam' on February 6 where they blocked national and state highways between 12 pm and 3 pm to protest the internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities, and other issues.
- Feb 01, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has raised the farm credit target for the financial year 2021-22 to Rs 16.5 lakh crore, in an effort to raise the farmer income.
- Jan 31, 2021 08:35 AM IST
As farmers' protest at Delhi borders against the contentious farm reform laws continues unabated, former union minister Sharad Pawar said in a series of tweets that the MSP mechanism should be strengthened further.
- Jan 29, 2021 06:24 PM IST
The farm laws are “a remedy and not malady” for farmers from various restrictions they faced in marketing their produce, the survey has said.
- Jan 29, 2021 01:52 PM IST
India is a food surplus economy, but is not able to efficiently market frequent surpluses in global markets, nor in deficient areas domestically. The Budget could address this gap
- Jan 29, 2021 12:14 PM IST
The recommendation would likely be a part of its final report to be tabled in Parliament during the Budget session today