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Bumper foodgrain output expected in 2016-17 but production during rabi may be lower vis-a-vis 2013-14

Bumper foodgrain output expected in 2016-17 but production during rabi may be lower vis-a-vis 2013-14

After facing intense criticisms from various sections of the society following its policy of demonetisation during November-December, 2016, the NDA government has finally something solid to cheer about. Riding on the back of a normal monsoon, gross foodgrain production is likely to reach a record level of about 272.0 million tonnes in the crop year 2016-17. As per the second advance estimates of foodgrain production, which has been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on 15 February,...

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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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Acreage under rabi crops declined in 2016-17 as compared to 2013-14

Acreage under rabi crops declined in 2016-17 as compared to 2013-14

As opposed to what has been said officially about the positive impact of demonetisation on rabi sowing, acreage actually declined in 2016-17 as compared to a normal year. Let us see why this has been so. On New Year’s Eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation post-demonetisation, among...

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