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Centralized system of government and parties leads to unrest among leaders of stature

Centralized system of government and parties leads to unrest among leaders of stature

The story is more or less the same in most of the parties — the rights are increasingly...

States should focus on agriculture followed by industrialization for sustainable, inclusive growth

States should focus on agriculture followed by industrialization for sustainable, inclusive growth

Growth in India may be categorized into several phases. Every phase has had its...

Agriculture-centric policy needed for sustainable and inclusive growth

Agriculture-centric policy needed for sustainable and inclusive growth

Economists identified growth linkage and the multiplier effect of agriculture growth...

Rural development through agribusiness: Meeting the challenges

Rural development through agribusiness: Meeting the challenges

Agribusiness initiatives appear to be the panacea for all issues affecting rural...

In 2022 Inclusive agriculture is the right road map for development

In 2022 Inclusive agriculture is the right road map for development

The policymakers will have to get away from the use of words like “instant solution”...

Demand for effective MSP is the way forward for farmers’ movement

Demand for effective MSP is the way forward for farmers’ movement

Farmers have returned home after staying in for more than a year. While this retreat...

Farming Class of 2021 would be a turning point for national agenda

Farming Class of 2021 would be a turning point for national agenda

The year 2021 would also go down in Indian history as a turning point for our polity...

Repeal of the Farm Laws: What next?

Repeal of the Farm Laws: What next?

All three farm laws stand repealed. Does this mean the end of reforms in agriculture?...

India adversely impacted by a flawed and discriminatory subsidies’ regime

India adversely impacted by a flawed and discriminatory subsidies’ regime

On December 14, a WTO dispute settlement panel concluded in its report that India...

Inflation is a pick-pocket,  must be arrested soon 

Inflation is a pick-pocket, must be arrested soon 

Inflation in wholesale mandis , as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) at...

Why the current farmers’ movement is bigger than Champaran and Kheda

Why the current farmers’ movement is bigger than Champaran and Kheda

Farmers will return from the encampments set up on the Delhi borders to their homes...

Only a comprehensive agricultural policy can reverse the decades-long neglect

Only a comprehensive agricultural policy can reverse the decades-long neglect

The farmers may have won a battle against the farm laws, but they stand to lose...

Don't dismiss farmers as vote banks; India Inc treating them as partners must be the way forward

Don't dismiss farmers as vote banks; India Inc treating them as partners must be the way forward

In a democracy as vibrant as India, the political economy cannot be overlooked by...

Dr Kurien: The uncanny corporate reformer

Dr Kurien: The uncanny corporate reformer

In almost every state in India, National Milk Day is being celebrated today November...

Reforms mean controlling input costs; food subsidy goes to run ration shops, not pocketed by farmers

Reforms mean controlling input costs; food subsidy goes to run ration shops, not pocketed by farmers

There is a strong disappointment amongst those who feel that the repeal of the three...

Return of the farm lobby on the political and economic landscape

Return of the farm lobby on the political and economic landscape

With the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the three controversial...

Unpaid dues to cane farmers in UP Rs 7,000 crore for current season; another Rs 1,500 crore remains from previous one

Sugar mills bought 465.25 lt of cane from the farmers in the crushing season 2021-22 up to Jan 25 and produced 45.67 lt of sugar from...

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Budget expectations: Increased use of technology, export-promoting measures and reduced crop insurance premiums

Experts have recommended measures like promoting FPOs and reducing crop insurance premiums. There is a need to develop FPOs as agricultural...

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Padma Shri for farmers Seth Pal Singh and Amai Mahalinga Naik

The Padma awards, which count among the highest civilian awards in the country, have been announced. The list comprises four Padma...

From the Ground

Mayawati may upset SP-RLD’s Jat-Muslim calculus in UP polls

The ticket distribution strategy of BSP president Mayawati in the UP Assembly elections is likely to upset the vaunted Jat–Muslim...

ELECTIONS 2022

Centralized system of government and parties leads to unrest among leaders of stature

The story is more or less the same in most of the parties — the rights are increasingly getting centralized. Had this been limited...

Opinion

Food and fertilizer subsidies may cross Rs 5 lakh crore this year; cut in Budget likely

When Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Budget in Parliament on Feb 1 for the coming financial year 2022-23, she will...

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