Blueprint on doubling farm income ready The government has almost finalised the report on measures to double farmers’ income by 2022 and is likely to put it on the website next week for public feedback.
Tough times stare at farmers in south as rain falls short Deficient rain in Karnataka and Kerala, two major states where plantation crops such as tea, coffee, rubber and spices are grown, could decrease farmers’ income, as yield is likely to drop if the tren
Soil health card scheme in shambles The central government’s flagship soil health card scheme seems to have been derailed by shoddy implementation as some states have hired private agencies, which have employed not properly qualified pe
NSE, BSE in turf war over new depository Rival stock exchanges NSE and BSE are having a go at each other as they strongly compete for a major slice of the National Academic Depository (NAD) cake.
Pak may get India’s $260m rice biz with EU India risks losing over $260 million rice business to Pakistan after the European Union’s (EU) zero tolerance on Tricyclazole chemical, claiming it may cause cancer.
DBT in fert deferred for fear of supply disruption The government has deferred implementation of DBT in fertiliser by a month, citing GST rollout as the reason.
Import duties to be aligned with GST The government is all set to tweak customs duties in different commodities, including sugar, edible oils, wheat, pulses and fertiliser, starting this week to align them with local rates after GST impl
Politics over farmers’ misery likely to impact states’ finances Politics over issues concerning farmers, who are a very influential factor in elections, can take a big toll on the finances of state governments as more and more states are announcing waiver of farm
Modi plans mother of all farm loan waivers as I-Day gift Ahead of assembly elections in Gujarat and Karnataka, the prime minister’s office is believed to have directed the finance ministry to study the whole issue of farm loans and work out a formula by whi
UP’s tale of sugar dues continues despite promises Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh continue to hold payment of farmers.