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Zia Haq

Zia Haq


Zia Haq reports on public policy, economy and agriculture. Particularly interested in development economics and growth theories.

articles by Zia Haq (59 results)
Feb 18, 2020 23:38
The officials, who asked not to be named, added that Modi said he was open to attending an event to distribute cards to farmers, but after US President Donald Trump’s visit to India. The US president is set to visit India on February 24-25. read more
Jan 30, 2020 10:02
Former deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffar Hussain Baig said Most of the people in J&K have tribal cultural identities. The government should give them tribal rights under Article 371 or some other mechanism and protect them as ethnic... read more
Jan 27, 2020 01:17
Data accessed by the HT shows that nearly two years since its announcement, only a negligible amount — Rs 10.45 crore, or just 0.5% of the allocated money — has been utilised. read more
Jan 22, 2020 01:40
India’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.5% in the second quarter of the current financial year, the lowest since March 2013. read more
Jan 20, 2020 01:10
Prominent businessman and entrepreneur Vijay Dhar, who runs Delhi Public School in Srinagar, talks about the exodus of Pandits, the evolution of the community after being forced to leave, and what justice means to them after 30 years. read more
Jan 18, 2020 01:18
The government’s original plan was to sell imported onions at an average of Rs 55 per kg on a no-profit-no-loss basis. read more
Jan 17, 2020 01:30
The Act imposes restrictions on the agricultural economy by limiting quantities traders can buy from farmers and hold as stock. read more
Jan 13, 2020 23:58
For vegetables like onion and tomato, market arrivals are estimated to have reduced 10% and 16% respectively in 2019 which has led to a 58% and 46% rise in wholesale prices respectively, according to Crisil Research. read more
Jan 12, 2020 23:33
Harvesting of cotton, sown in June, is almost over in major states, including in Maharashtra and Telangana, and according to Shetkari Sangathana’s own estimates, the share of herbicide tolerant (Ht) cotton in total output from these states could be nearly... read more
Jan 11, 2020 04:52
Indian importers will now naturally look at substitute markets, such as Indonesia, Nepal, Ukraine and Argentina, an official said. read more
Jan 10, 2020 11:59
This is a classic case of a non-tariff barrier to free trade, which follows India’s deep resentment of what it sees as “undue interference” by a foreign country in its internal political matters. read more
Jan 02, 2020 01:47
Under PM-KISAN, the government provides income support of Rs 6000 a year to farmers with a valid enrolment, paid in three equal cash transfers of Rs 2000 -- one every four months. read more
Dec 27, 2019 14:29
Growth in consumption, or private final consumption expenditure decelerated to 4.1% in the first half of the current financial year. But Reserve Bank of India data shows that retail credit of banks grew 16.6% during the same period. read more
Dec 26, 2019 16:13
In a dispute, India has been accused of pursuing a policy to guarantee a high minimum price, known as fair and minimum price or FRP, for Indian cane-growers that has led production to spike. Along with this, Brazil flagged subsidies for sugar export. read more