World Bank report projects strong long-term potential for Northeast
The report comes amid turmoil in the north-eastern states over the new citizenship rules that became law on Thursday, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelling his India visit during which he was to hold the annual summit with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, in Guwahati starting this Sunday.
Nikkei surges to 14-month high on trade boost; chip sector shines
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Nirav Modi's diamond swindle is hurting India’s economy in grip of slowdown
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From farm to home, M&M Financial is doubling down on digital sales
M&M Financial cleverly evolved its business model to be on the right side of the evolving rural India scene.
What is von der Leyen's "European Green Deal"?
Ursula von der Leyen, new president of the European Union's executive Commission, has laid out the details of her "European Green Deal" today, Wednesday, coinciding with a U.N. summit on the climate. Calling it "Europe's man on the moon moment," von der Leyen presented her plan to make the EU the world's first "climate-neutral" continent by 2050.
15th Finance Commission to incentivise states for adopting agricultural reforms
The commission, on Thursday, submitted its report for financial year 2020-21 to the President for further necessary action. The recommendations will be effective from next financial year.
Inflation targeting: Surge in prices of onion & sugar has brought back bad memories
A surge in prices of onion and sugar has brought back the bad memories of farm economy roiling the rest.
Exporters worried as US ban on sea shrimps stays
Some exporters are ready to fit boats with devices to keep turtles out of hunt.
Giriraj's formula for double farm income: Get egg free with meat and milk
The animal husbandry and fisheries minister said that his department is started integrating animal husbandry with agriculture to double farmers’ income.
GoM set up to resolve land leasing issues
The model legislation, drafted by the Aayog three years ago, is yet to be adopted by states. Most state governments have either legally banned or slapped restrictions on agricultural land leasing that have forced tenancy to be informal, insecure and inefficient. The share of agriculture in GDP is only about 14%, but it employs 49% of the country’s total workforce.
State-wise information on every land holding: Govt plans database with Aadhaar seeding to double farmer income
The group of secretaries on agriculture and allied activities has proposed beginning with a consolidated database, which would have state-wise data of every land holding and its size, Aadhaar number, the area under cultivation, crops being cultivated every season, specific area under different crops, number of bags of urea used.
September quarter sees revival in rural grocery demand
Data for September just showed a sharp recovery, even as economy is likely to have slipped further.
Raise Growth, Reduce Poverty: Time now to think of universal supplementary income to fight poverty
Basic income must be turned essentially into a supplemental income. One alternative to determine the required income supplement can be from the Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The total annual income supplement can be equivalent to 100 days of the wages prescribed under MGNREGA, equivalent to Rs 20,000 per year.
India's economic growth likely to remain subdued in near future: Report
"The conundrum of soaring domestic stock market indices in India, slowing growth, rising inflation, and elevated unemployment presents a complex challenge for policymakers to address. The slowdown has deepened and is now expected to remain extended than previously anticipated," said Arun Singh, Chief Economist Dun & Bradstreet India.
Modi has a plan to double farm incomes by 2022. But here's the problem
Modi govt believes a boost to farm export is a sure-shot way to help double farmers’ income by 2022.
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