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  • NCDEX’s options trading incentive can help increase farmers’ income Nov 11, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    NCDEX’s options trading incentive can help increase farmers’ income

    The biggest advantage has been the hedging option provided by the derivative market

  • Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not Oct 30, 2020 08:21 AM IST

    Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not

    Kerala's MSP: The initiative is fraught with challenges, but there is a fighting chance of success

  • Focus on MSMEs to boost manufacturing in India Jun 10, 2020 10:03 AM IST

    Focus on MSMEs to boost manufacturing in India

    With huge reverse migration, the support structures and relevant programmes may be specifically designed so that the rural landscape generates hundreds of micro and small enterprises

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | COVID-19 has prompted long-pending agricultural reforms May 29, 2020 11:11 AM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | COVID-19 has prompted long-pending agricultural reforms

    Based on its performance this last year, the second year of the Modi 2.0 government promises to bring far reaching changes to the agricultural economy

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | Bold steps with a focus on long-term reforms May 29, 2020 10:35 AM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | Bold steps with a focus on long-term reforms

    The Narendra Modi-led government has enacted several vital reforms and taken long-term policy decisions aimed at restructuring the economy

  • Labour Laws | States could turn to the four codes set by the Centre May 11, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    Labour Laws | States could turn to the four codes set by the Centre

    While reforms were much needed, some of the hastily drawn changes will do more harm than good

  • COVID-19 | How to maximise food security in post-COVID India Apr 13, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    COVID-19 | How to maximise food security in post-COVID India

    India must revamp its food grain storage techniques, modernise its mandis and expand the capacity of cold chains without any further delay

  • Budget 2020 | Can business and consumer confidence be restored? Feb 04, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Budget 2020 | Can business and consumer confidence be restored?

    A budget alone cannot restore growth or consumer confidence. The gaps have to be identified, budget announcements have to be implemented and supported by right polices, funds, schemes and programmes.

  • Budget 2020 | Economic revival has agriculture as a good starting point Jan 21, 2020 01:28 PM IST

    Budget 2020 | Economic revival has agriculture as a good starting point

    Since the general elections, the agriculture sector has taken a back seat as the economy has itself touched new lows

  • The air pollution puzzle – Finding the missing pieces! Nov 13, 2019 10:32 AM IST

    The air pollution puzzle – Finding the missing pieces!

    Much like Bhopal, the ‘Delhi Smog’ is a reflection of a system ill designed to protect the environmental health of its citizens

  • Air Pollution | Where’s the equity while proposing solutions to Delhi’s smog? Nov 07, 2019 11:17 AM IST

    Air Pollution | Where’s the equity while proposing solutions to Delhi’s smog?

    There is a socio-politics behind the debates over air pollution and it exposes a prevalent class divide. By vilifying the farmers in Punjab and Haryana, the AAP-led Delhi administration, and to a large extent the mainstream media, has reinforced the idea of environmental classism.

  • Policy | Has PM-Kisan belied expectations? Oct 17, 2019 09:44 AM IST

    Policy | Has PM-Kisan belied expectations?

    The government has not shown any serious intent to undertake major reforms in agriculture sector. Till then, it seems unlikely that the central and state governments will be able to discontinue any of the direct income support schemes.

  • Opinion | The idea of universal basic income for farmers Apr 10, 2019 01:15 PM IST

    Opinion | The idea of universal basic income for farmers

    The BJP’s manifesto promises to expand the reach of PM-Kisaan to all farm households.

  • Opinion| A smartly packaged and a please-all Budget Feb 01, 2019 06:09 PM IST

    Opinion| A smartly packaged and a please-all Budget

    It will be able to augment purchasing power in the most stressed segments of the economy

  • Comment | An election budget with some disappointments Feb 01, 2019 04:29 PM IST

    Comment | An election budget with some disappointments

    It was not easy, even for the strongest government in three decades to ignore politics in an election year.

  • Tax breaks for middle class, boost for farm income: 10 takeaways from Budget 2019 Feb 01, 2019 02:50 PM IST

    Tax breaks for middle class, boost for farm income: 10 takeaways from Budget 2019

    A populist budget on the face of it raises more questions than answers

  • Quick Take | End farm loan waivers; club farmer support schemes into basic income scheme Dec 26, 2018 08:54 AM IST

    Quick Take | End farm loan waivers; club farmer support schemes into basic income scheme

    It’s well-known that farm loan waivers are nothing more than vote winning gimmicks and end up hurting the interests of farmers over the long term

  • Opinion | Farmers in India don't earn much; many are terribly exploited Aug 30, 2018 10:35 AM IST

    Opinion | Farmers in India don't earn much; many are terribly exploited

    The current model adopted by the government — of being both the subsidy provider and the procurement price player — has failed to deliver good results. It has made the farmer lose incomes and even self-respect

  • Opinion | Farm loan waivers are bad for the economy, for banks - and for farmers Jun 27, 2018 06:40 PM IST

    Opinion | Farm loan waivers are bad for the economy, for banks - and for farmers

    Data now shows that this elixir of political survival is causing structural damage and needs to be stopped before it becomes irreversible.

  • Proposed ban on futures trading: Shooting the messenger? Aug 25, 2016 03:05 PM IST

    Proposed ban on futures trading: Shooting the messenger?

    A couple of months ago, pulses futures were banned on the grounds that it aggravated the rise in pulses prices. While pulses prices have stabilised over the last month or so, it could have more to do with expectations of a bumper crop since monsoons have been good.

  • Setback for sugar mills, distillers as excise duty re-imposed Aug 12, 2016 02:11 PM IST

    Setback for sugar mills, distillers as excise duty re-imposed

    The excise duty of 12.36 percent on ethanol from molasses was withdrawn for the 2015-16 season to provide relief to cash strapped sugar mills, which owed Rs 20,000 crore to cane farmers.

  • APMC strike threat: Government may stand ground Jul 05, 2016 12:56 PM IST

    APMC strike threat: Government may stand ground

    As per the motion passed in Maharashtra cabinet last week, the farmers can now sell their produce outside APMC markets. Under the APMC rule, the farmers until now were bound to sell only via traders licensed by the APMC at the price decided by them.

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