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India likely to raise import duties on more than 50 items in Budget
India plans to increase import duties on more than 50 items, targeting about $56 bn worth of Chinese imports.
Haryana to set up 200 pack-houses for vegetables and fruits
The Agriculture Minister was addressing farmers today after inaugurating Haryana'...
Recollecting India's frantic efforts to end starvation after independence
The nature of hunger has changed, but at a basic level, India still...
US pushes India to buy $5-6 billion more farm goods to seal trade deal: Report
US wants India to buy another $5-6 bn worth of poultry and farm goods for reinstatement of GSP benefits.
View: What this Budget can offer to fix India's unemployment problem
While structural factors are responsible for the high unemployment, the slowdown has made things worse.
Barring valuations, FMCG companies could be back in favour: Anand Tandon
If the frontline stocks stay in a range and midcaps and smallcaps were to move up, that would indicate a very healthy market, says Anand Tandon, Independent Analyst in an interview with ETNOW.
Move a few more subsidies into direct benefit transfer and strengthen insurance: S Sivakumar, ITC
Finding resources for the govt schemes and strengthening them would be the key.
Budget 2019 highlights: Everything Nirmala Sitharaman announced then
In her Budget last year, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman took a pragmatic approach by announcing no changes in personal income tax rates but levying an additional surcharge on the super rich.
Investors in India hope to see tax on equity gains scrapped
Here are the key areas where market participants are looking for action.
Facial recognition for cows: Why is Mooofarm giving cattle a digital identity?
Agritech startup Mooofarm claims to have 95% accuracy in distinguishing one cow from the other.
Tips on how to turn tiny corners of your home into lush green spaces
City gardeners share tips on how to turn tiny corners of your home into lush green spaces
Zero-footprint, green cruises, virtual reality spas: Welcome to travel in 2020
If travel became a competitive sport in the last 10 years, it’s starting to loosen up.
Give cash in hand to push demand: FMCG Inc
Industry bats for stimulus measures such as reduction in income tax, job creation and direct incentives for rural consumers. Research firm Nielsen said in an Oct report that overall FMCG sales growth fell from 16.2% yoy in the Sept 2018 quarter to 7.3% in the Sept 2019 quarter, with rural consumption at the slowest in seven years.
Agriculture sector seeks building brands of its products abroad
At a customary pre-Budget meeting with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) pitched for higher allocation for National Dairy Plan II in the upcoming Budget.
Agriculture Ministry told to prepare ‘zero edible oil import’ plan
India spends over Rs 70,000 crore to import about 15 MT edible oil to meet its annual requirement of 25 MT, making it one of the biggest buyers of the cooking medium. The need for a “zero edible oil import” plan was discussed by commerce minister Piyush Goyal at an inter-ministerial meeting.
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