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Friday, August 07, 2020

Rural economy


Neediest states got a small slice of big govt infusion in farm economy

June 23, 2020 10:48 am

At their respective minimum support prices (MSP) of Rs 1,925, Rs 1,815, Rs 4,875, Rs 4,425 and Rs 5,800 per quintal, the combined value of these procured crops would be over Rs 1,15,000 crore.

Government must choose between tax reductions and increasing rural spending

January 10, 2020 11:28 am

The government to its credit has shown a clear preference to rely on supply-side measures to support growth. Yet, expectations will be high that the upcoming Union budget addresses the demand side concerns as well.

Fields of despair

December 08, 2017 1:00 am

Peasant mobilisations have achieved very little because of the urban bias of the BJP

We’re yet to attack the problem of hunger in its totality: MS Swaminathan

September 20, 2015 2:51 am

MS Swaminathan, geneticist who's renowned for his pioneering role in India's Green Revolution, talks about India’s rural economy.

Exchange rates and the rural economy

August 13, 2015 2:27 am

The rupee’s relative strength vis-à-vis the dollar has eroded India’s price competitiveness, reflected in farm exports registering a 24 per cent drop during April-June over the same quarter of last year.