Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicFarm subsidies

Topic: farm subsidies

States should take charge of farm subsidies, says study co-authored by ex-CEA Subramanian

Paper says eastern states get fraction of subsidies compared to northern states, and that Centre should focus on research and risk mitigation to deal with adverse climate events.

Sent 2.5 lakh names for PM Kisan scheme, but Centre yet to disburse funds, says Mamata

The West Bengal CM questioned the Centre on its implementation of the PM Kisan scheme a day after PM Modi slammed the Mamata govt for not implementing central schemes in the state.

Don’t get caught up in MSP battle. India must move to end inequality in WTO laws

With measures like MSP, India has been carefully treading the thin line between food and livelihood security and practices classified as 'trade distorting' under the WTO law.

Trudeau backs farmers protest, but Canada has always challenged India’s farm subsidies at WTO

Canada has repeatedly questioned India's farm policies, and was among the ‘most vocal challengers’ to India exceeding its rice subsidy in 2018-19.

Japan, US, EU want change in WTO rule on farm subsidy that will hurt India

Several members of the developed bloc have accused India & China of under-reporting their farm subsidies at WTO, which they believe distorts global trade.

Subsidised to suffer

Subsidy trap is suicidal as it makes governments believe they are doing enough for farmers. It fools farmers & keeps agricultural input industry within licence-quota-subsidy vortex.

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.