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Farm income

Aug 12, 2020 00:22
Wide variations in monsoon precipitation over time and regions, between highs and lows and rain deficits and surpluses aren’t beneficial for agriculture in a country where two-thirds of the population depend on farm incomes for a living. The output of summer crops such as rice, sugar, lentils and edible oil seeds depends on monsoon rains. read more
Jun 30, 2020 19:04
It will prevent hunger, help the poor save, and aid economic recovery read more
Jun 14, 2020 04:07
The Indian economy is entering a contraction phase after a prolonged slowdown. Resources of both businesses and government were already stressed. India’s policy response amid the Covid-19 pandemic will also be an exercise in distributing very scarce resources across practically unlimited demands. read more
Feb 23, 2020 02:25
Soil health cards, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, have cut the use of chemical fertilisers by up to 10%, according to the first study by the National Productivity Council. read more
Jan 22, 2020 19:36
Reviving rural economy is key. Here is what the government can do 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
Dec 18, 2019 08:55
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. read more
Nov 12, 2019 18:20
There is a way out. Focus on the informal sector and rural incomes read more
Sep 26, 2019 21:29
Its price rise shows the trade off between inflation and farmer incomes read more
Sep 20, 2019 15:54
India’s obsession with keeping food prices low, even when there’s no inflationary pressure, has long hurt farm incomes read more
Sep 10, 2019 23:42
The upshot of a projected decline in food output is that it is expected to, at least slightly, push up flat food prices, especially of grains. read more
Sep 08, 2019 08:13
Tax projections made in the budget are based on projected nominal GDP growth for the year. This year’s budget had a projected nominal GDP growth of 12%. An 8% growth rate can lead to a serious shortfall in taxes. read more
Sep 02, 2019 14:30
India’s GDP growth plummeted to 5% in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. This is the lowest in 25 quarters. This is only the second instance of growth rate falling for five consecutive quarters since 1999. read more
Sep 02, 2019 13:06
A four percentage point shortfall in this figure for the entire year, if it happens, will mean a big shortfall in tax collections. This also means that the government will find it very difficult to spend what it has committed in the budget. read more
Aug 26, 2019 05:32
In 2016, Prime Minister Modi first declared his government would double farm incomes — in other words, raise them by 100% — in six years by 2022-23, a politically significant goal in a country where nearly half the population depends on a farm-based livelihood. read more