Nov 11, 2020 10:37 AM IST
The biggest advantage has been the hedging option provided by the derivative market
- Oct 30, 2020 08:21 AM IST
Kerala's MSP: The initiative is fraught with challenges, but there is a fighting chance of success
- Jun 10, 2020 10:03 AM IST
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
- May 29, 2020 11:11 AM IST
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
- May 29, 2020 10:35 AM IST
The Narendra Modi-led government has enacted several vital reforms and taken long-term policy decisions aimed at restructuring the economy
- May 11, 2020 03:10 PM IST
While reforms were much needed, some of the hastily drawn changes will do more harm than good
- Apr 13, 2020 10:34 AM IST
India must revamp its food grain storage techniques, modernise its mandis and expand the capacity of cold chains without any further delay
- Feb 04, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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.
- Jan 21, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Since the general elections, the agriculture sector has taken a back seat as the economy has itself touched new lows
- Nov 13, 2019 10:32 AM IST
Much like Bhopal, the ‘Delhi Smog’ is a reflection of a system ill designed to protect the environmental health of its citizens
- Nov 07, 2019 11:17 AM IST
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.
- Oct 17, 2019 09:44 AM IST
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.
- Apr 10, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The BJP’s manifesto promises to expand the reach of PM-Kisaan to all farm households.
- Feb 01, 2019 06:09 PM IST
It will be able to augment purchasing power in the most stressed segments of the economy
- Feb 01, 2019 04:29 PM IST
It was not easy, even for the strongest government in three decades to ignore politics in an election year.
- Feb 01, 2019 02:50 PM IST
A populist budget on the face of it raises more questions than answers
- Dec 26, 2018 08:54 AM IST
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
- Aug 30, 2018 10:35 AM IST
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
- Jun 27, 2018 06:40 PM IST
Data now shows that this elixir of political survival is causing structural damage and needs to be stopped before it becomes irreversible.
- Aug 25, 2016 03:05 PM IST
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.
- Aug 12, 2016 02:11 PM IST
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.
- Jul 05, 2016 12:56 PM IST
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.