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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)
Nov 21, 2019 00:20
Home minister Amit Shah told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that India would have a countrywide NRC and Assam would naturally be a part of it. read more
Nov 16, 2019 23:38
The boom is partly responsible for the pollution crisis that has become an annual occurrence in recent years as farmers set afire the stubble left behind after harvesting. read more
Nov 07, 2019 00:03
After briefly stabilising at about Rs 50 during October-end, the prices have again touched Rs 80-100 for some varieties in urban centres such as New Delhi, Patna and Guwahati. read more
Nov 06, 2019 04:05
The Code on Wages 2019 provides for a statutory national floor wage rate, below which no minimum wages can be fixed by any state body or employer. The draft will be finalised in about four months after public consultations and suggestions. read more
Nov 02, 2019 00:58
The panel also had representatives from the World Bank, Unicef, Water Aid, the National Sample Survey Organisation and the government think-tank NITI Aayog, among others. read more
Oct 31, 2019 00:23
The consumer affairs ministry has proposed to the horticulture commissioner under the agriculture ministry that increasing production of onions and tomatoes in states such as Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh read more
Oct 27, 2019 02:23
The proposed database has been made possible by the mandatory use of a beneficiary’s Aadhaar -- the 12-digit biometric identity -- for all rural schemes, according to the first official. It will be a “unified and integrated IT-based” repository, containing... read more
Oct 26, 2019 23:28
Many analysts have underlined that the BJP’s below-par performance in the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections reflected concern, among other factors, about the economy, which slumped to a growth rate of 6% in the three months to June 30, the slowest... read more
Oct 25, 2019 06:34
The NCP’s Sharad Pawar mounted one of the most aggressive campaigns seen in recent years, which swayed voters in the sugarcane belt of western Maharashtra. The NCP was poised to win more than 90% of the seats in the region. read more
Oct 19, 2019 23:19
These states have so far managed to make budgetary provisions for less than two-thirds of the total loans supposed to be waived, a review by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shows. read more
Oct 15, 2019 00:08
The September report by RBI’s “internal working group to review agricultural credit” said it was likely that “farmers are availing agricultural loans against gold as collateral”, stating that this was “a matter of concern”. read more
Oct 10, 2019 22:56
On Thursday, the average price of tomatoes was Rs 54 per kg in Delhi, according to the ministry’s data, though it was selling for up to Rs 65 in several popular markets. read more
Oct 10, 2019 02:59
Authorities say the incidence of farm fires came down 41% in 2018 over 2016 because of cheaper, order-on-app farm equipment to deal with leftover straw on the back of a Rs 1151.80-crore subsidy programme launched by the Union government in 2018. read more
Oct 07, 2019 23:52
Globally, plastic pollution has stoked an unmitigated crisis, from choking seas to rivers and landfills. read more
Oct 07, 2019 02:35
To this end, the government is pushing manufacturers to put in place evidence-based mechanisms so that authorities can track what recycling firms undertake as EPR obligations, one of the officials cited above said. read more