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Horticulture output likely to exceed foodgrain production in 2016-17 despite meagre growth

Horticulture output likely to exceed foodgrain production in 2016-17 despite meagre growth

For the fifth year in a row, horticulture production is expected to surpass foodgrain production. However, as compared to the crop years 2014-15 and 2015-16, when drought was faced by most Indian states, horticulture production this year is predicted to rise by a meagre amount.   As compared to 2014-15 and 2015-16, horticulture production this year is expected to rise by 2.2 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. However, as compared to 2013-14, which was a normal year in terms of monsoon...

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Unemployment has risen sharply among SCs & STs in last 6 years

Unemployment has risen sharply among SCs & STs in last 6 years

Amidst concerns over budgetary cuts in social sector spending, a recent statement from Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Planning reveals that unemployment rate has risen much sharper among the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) vis-à-vis the overall population. Replying to a starred question by Shri...

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