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Rural India can’t be dustbin of history. Three farm laws have shown farmers need a New Deal

Indian agriculture will follow an Indian path. Farmers are not vestiges of the past. They are here to stay.
Famers during a tractor rally at Singhu border in New Delhi, on 26 January 2021

Farmers’ protests are the birth pangs of a more urbanised India

It’s not enough to say giving free rein to markets will automatically make farmers productive & prosperous. Someone has to explain the new arrangements.
Finance secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey. | Illustration: Soham Sen/ ThePrint

Customs duty on gold cut to discourage smuggling, money laundering, says finance secretary

Finance Secretary A.B. Pandey says the cut on customs duty shrinks the price difference of gold in the international and the domestic market, and helps enforce a simple and compliant regime.
A farmer cuts mustard in a mustard field in the outskirts of Jaipur | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

What explains lower allocation under Modi’s flagship scheme for farmers PM-Kisan?

The overall budget for the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare has been reduced by about 8.5 per cent or about Rs 11,382 crore.
Representational image of farmers threshing paddy in Nadia, West Bengal | File photo: PTI

Economic Survey bats for farm laws, says small & marginal farmers will no longer be ‘enslaved’

2020-21 survey also says agriculture, the only sector with positive growth in Q1 & Q2, can fuel India’s post-pandemic economic recovery.
Farmers put wheat crop through a crusher in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Samyak Pandey | ThePrint

Market linkage, value addition, research — what Modi govt can do for farm sector in Budget

Govt has taken many steps towards PM Modi’s stated goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, but the attempts haven’t made much of a difference.
Dr Sardara Singh Johl is one of the most prominent agricultural economists in India | Urjita Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Save Punjab from desertification, move paddy-wheat to UP, Bihar, Bengal — agronomist SS Johl

93-year-old Dr Johl explains why Punjab has been in an agrarian crisis for years, and how the lives of its stressed farmers can be made easier.

Talks with farmers must continue, only way forward is through dialogue — MoS Rupala

Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala was responding to a query on whether the meeting between farmers and govt will be held on 15 January after the SC intervention.
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Why Indian economy seems set for revival in the new year after a tough 2020

India’s GDP is projected to contract in FY21. But as restrictions ease, supply side disruptions are addressed and demand picks up, the economy is expected to rebound.
Farmers at Singhu border who have been protesting against three new farm laws, in New Delhi 26 December 2020 | Kamal Singh | PTI

Farmers’ union agree to resume talks with Modi govt, add 4 riders to their agenda

In letter to Centre, Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, umbrella organisation of farmer unions, says it wants legal guarantee on MSP & no penalty for stubble burning among other demands

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If memories don’t get enough ‘likes’, it can change how we feel about them

Social media metrics such as Facebook ‘likes’ can negatively impact how people feel about certain memories.
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Govt will respond with fiscal steps if required in view of Covid, says Niti Aayog VC

Acknowledging that Covid situation has become far more difficult, Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar remained hopeful that India's economy will grow 11 per cent in the current fiscal.


CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.
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There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.