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Paddy seedlings

The government has announced higher farm prices, but has also bought time

There’s no easy solution; and instead of making a promise, Jaitley has announced that NITI Aayog will draft a policy after consulting the states.
Farmers sorting through potato crop in Uttar Pradesh

Budget 2018: What onions, tomatoes & potatoes can learn from the milk shake-up

Like milk, government wants to develop market for onions, potatoes and tomatoes, launches new scheme with a corpus of Rs 500 crore to help farmers.
A farmer ploughing with cattle

What the finance minister can do in Budget 2018 if he wants to raise farmers’ incomes

The last 3 years have seen the worsening of agrarian crisis. Agricultural GDP has grown at less than 2 per cent, the lowest under any regime since 1991.
Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian with finance ministry officials hold copies of annual Economic Survey 2017-18 that was tabled in Parliament

GST, bank recapitalisation & rising exports to boost economy: What the Economic Survey says

This year's Economic Survey has predicted higher growth but has also pointed out the challenges facing the economy.
A villager sits with his family in the village of Guhanwadi near Jharia in Jharkhand

The key to transforming India: making its villages much smarter

India’s opportunity lies in harvesting technology in a way that leverages what is often seen as its weakness, writes Gautam Adani.
MGNREGA won’t make stubble burning go away, says govt panel

MGNREGA won’t put out crop stubble burning, says govt panel

Govt panel visits Punjab and Haryana for on-ground assessment, recommends machine-based solution instead of labour-based one.
Workers polishing diamonds at a factory

India registers 6.3% growth in July-Sept quarter; breaks five-quarter downward trend

Agriculture sector down 1.7% from 2.3% in previous quarter while manufacturing and construction see growth of 7% and 2.6% respectively.
A graphic showing a farmer in a field

इतने बड़े स्तर पर कीमतों के नियंत्रण से अफ़सरशाही में होगा इजाफा, बढ़ेगा भ्रष्टाचार

क्या न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य पर स्वामिनाथन कमेटी के सुझाव किसानों की समस्या का व्यावहारिक हल हैं?
A graphic showing a farmer in a field

Knee-jerk reactions by the government will not help farmers, go for institutional reforms

In our country there is no co-ordination between farmers, government, exporters and researchers.
A graphic showing a farmer in a field

If we continue to raise MSP, industry will source raw material from international sources

Old concepts and old ideologies are not delivering in today’s scenario and this has led to unrest in farmers as well as consumers.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.