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India

Modi initiates transfer of Rs 17K cr into over 8 cr farmers’ accounts

No middlemen or commission, it went straight to farmers. I am satisfied because the objective of the scheme is being fulfilled, Modi said

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India

Seed parcels reach India unsolicited to harm biodiversity

These seed varieties could be of an invasive species or weed which, if established in Indian environment, may displace native species: Expert

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Economy

India Ideas Summit: PM Modi invites US to invest in agriculture sector

Marking a dual departure from the RSS’s economic ideology, Modi said at the India Ideas Summit he wanted human-centric growth and FDI in farm

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Economy

Schemes for poor, middle class get cabinet approval

The Narendra Modi government had announced these welfare schemes in May when the union cabinet could not meet for their mandatory approvals

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India

Locusts damage vegetables, trees in absence of cereal plantation

Locusts damaged plantations in 90,000 ha of land across 20 districts of Rajasthan first and then left for Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

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Biology India

Locusts from Africa reach India via Saudi Arabia, Pakistan

Herds of desert locusts are spreading in India from Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh, destroying crops and pastures at a disastrous pace

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Editorial

Reforms By Modi Run Into Tired Socialist Criticism

The motley group of right-thinking Indians in this socialist society should not only promote the reforms announced last week but also push every Indian government and political party towards better economics

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Economy

Package worth Rs 20,97,053 crore completed with empowerment of states

Sitharaman detailed the final tranche of Modi’s promised package, allowing states to raise their borrowing limit from 3% to 5% of the GSDP

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Economy

Mandi tax on 46 fruits, vegetables abolished in UP

The state government has abolished certain provisions in the existing Uttar Pradesh Krishi Utpadan Mandi Act through an ordinance 2020

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Economy

Budget 2020-21: 10 big takeaways for businesses, individuals

The average Indian citizen should be happy with this budget not only because it is less taxing but also because he gets to benefit indirectly from the boost to businesses