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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.
Union ministers and senior BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Prakash Javadekar along with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje release the party manifesto for the Assembly elections in Jaipur | PTI

BJP manifesto for Rajasthan assembly polls promises 50 lakh private jobs in 5 years

The BJP manifesto also held out a possibility to farmers of doubling their income, helped by a new Rs 250 crore fund to encourage rural start-ups.
Representational image of an Indian farmer at work

This is the cheapest way Modi government can boost the income of farmers

Giving farmers a guaranteed price will not only help in stabilising the market and increasing output but also bolster support for Modi ahead of 2019 elections.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.


Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.