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Draconian Essential Commodities Act needs to go if India wants to raise farm incomes

The fear of the Essential Commodities Act may explain the lack of formal warehouses and silos in India.
Day labourers cutting sugarcane during a harvest in Taloda, Maharashtra | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why the 26% rise in crop loan disbursement in Maharashtra isn’t great news

Despite an overall rise, fresh crop loans disbursed in Vidarbha and Marathwada, two regions battling the deepest agrarian crisis, are still tepid.
A farmer rides past a cotton field in Maharashtra | Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Amid Maharashtra farm sector slump, crop loans fall by 40%

Overall credit to agriculture sector plunges 50%; state sets ambitious targets for 2018-19

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.