Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicFood subsidy

Topic: Food subsidy

Modi govt slashes food & fertiliser subsidies, pushes agriculture’s allied sectors in Budget

Food subsidy was cut by more than 27% & fertiliser subsidy by nearly 25% from revised estimates for 2021-22, while sectors like fisheries & animal husbandry saw major increases.

Why cleaning up FCI’s books won’t resolve India’s agriculture crisis or food subsidy bill

The accounting clean-up will bring in transparency in the government's food subsidy budget, but FCI’s issues over cost and sale price will continue.

Why Modi govt’s defence budget isn’t rising & the gap between realities, expectations

In episode 675 of 'Cut The Clutter', ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains why defence budget for 2021-22 has risen only marginally, 'guns versus butter’ debate & more.

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.

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.

Budget 2020 pays little more than lip service to farmers and agri sector. Just like last year

Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget has missed the opportunity to give farm sector the much-required thrust. And by reducing food & fertiliser subsidy, it has made matters worse.

On Camera

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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