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Budget an imitation of Rythu Bandhu scheme, says KT Rama Rao

Rama Rao targeted the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi which will help farmers owning less than two hectares of land.
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Why higher MSPs don’t really help the Indian farmer in the long run

Production of pulses went up in response to the higher MSP, but mandi prices crashed.
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Is TRS’ game-changing Rythu Bandhu answer to India’s farm woes or just a sop in disguise?

The TRS enjoyed a landslide victory in Telangana state election Tuesday by winning a two-thirds majority. Many are linking the victory to TRS' Rythu Bandhu scheme, which is India's ‘first ever farmer investment support’ policy. Rythu Bandhu includes a grant of Rs 8,000 per acre annually to all Telangana farmers with land titles. ThePrint asks: Is TRS’ game-changing Rythu Bandhu answer to India’s farm woes or just a sop in disguise? Rythu Bandhu a much-superior policy than even loan waivers Ashok Gulati Chair professor for agriculture, ICRIER Farmers are under immense distress – there are no two ways about this fact. If the current government continues to deny this, they are living in a world of their own. One way to deal with this distress is to announce higher MSPs, as the government has done. But market prices are way below MSPs indicating that the government does not have the paraphernalia to procure all these crops at higher...

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
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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.
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