Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicSwaminathan Committee

Topic: Swaminathan Committee

PM Modi says farm bills are need of 21st century India, assures mandis & MSP will stay

During a virtual foundation laying ceremony in Bihar, Modi again mounted a strong defence of the farm bills, saying farmers will now have the freedom to sell their produce.

‘Either there wasn’t an economist in Swaminathan panel, or he didn’t know economics’

Renowned agricultural economist Sardara Singh Johl takes on the father of Green Revolution, M. S. Swaminthan's idea of raising MSP 1.5 times the production costs.

If we can afford to recapitalise banks and a bullet train, why not MSP for farmers?

This could be the first step in the right direction but it cannot solve all the farmers’ grievances,

On Camera

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Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

‘Indians never invaded’ is a myth. Guptas, Cholas, Lalitaditya Muktapida were conquerors

Rashtrakutas raided the Himalayas, Tamil Nadu; the Cholas Bengal, Indonesia; Kashmiris Punjab, Afghanistan, and Xinjiang. Medieval Indians had a big appetite for conquests.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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