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From rural, defence to taxpayers: Revisiting Modi govt's last five budgets

In the first Budget of Modi 2.0, the armed forces will be vying for an increase in the budgetary allocation with its eye set on modernisation and upgradation projects to deal with challenging security aspects both within and outside India.

Acute water crisis: 80% reservoirs across India have below normal storage

According to the Central Water Commission data, of the 91 major reservoirs in the country, 80 per cent have storage below normal. Of these, 11 have zero per cent storage, making the water crisis acute.


Over 12,000 Maharashtra farmers committed suicide in 3 years: Govt

Between January and March 2019, 610 farmers have committed suicide out of which 192 cases were eligible for financial assistance, the minister said.

As production hit by moisture stress, pomegranate farmers in Maharashtra share woes of mango growers

Pomegranate is grown over an area of nearly 2.46 lakh hectares in the country and in the last fiscal year, India had reported export of 67,891 tonnes of the fruit. Maharashtra is the leading producer of the fruit, and most of it is grown in the arid region of Solapur.

If the rains fail

Low retail food inflation, ample stocks of pulses and cereals give government leeway to plan for the exigencies of a poor monsoon.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections: Nationalism trumps drought in Marathwada

Across these regions, where mitigation measures to tackle a grave water and fodder scarcity had barely begun during the election campaign, BJP leaders had run a campaign almost entirely on issues of national security, the Pulwama attack and the Balakot airstrike.


Gunny bag shortage amid bumper wheat harvest triggers blame game in Punjab

Punjab has nearly 18.5 lakh households of farmers, including 10.25 lakh small and marginal farmers who own less than 5 acres of land.

Eye on polls, Uttar Pradesh makes mills in east crush cane though season long gone

While Uttar Pradesh’s sugar belt has post-Independence shifted to the western and central districts, sugar cane still retains political relevance in the four northeastern constituencies that vote in the last phase of polls on May 19.

Pepsi vs Gujarat farmers: case, its withdrawal

For India, PIH has patented FC-5 until January 2031 under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001.

Gujarat: PepsiCo withdraws lawsuits against nine farmers

Amidst uproar across the nation, among activists and farmers unions, Nitin Patel, deputy chief minister had said on April 27 that the government will seek to be added as a party in the lawsuits to back the farmers.

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Marathwada agrarian crisis will not drown out BJP's campaign on nationalism

Marathwada dams including Majalgaon, Manjara, Sina Kolegaon and Siddheshwar hve dried up and even the bore wells that cost upward of Rs 20,000, dug to depths of 400-500 feet, run dry too.