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How West Bengal govt has curbed food prices while providing better returns to farmers

-The Indian Express The Sufal Bangla scheme, which was started in 2014, has rescued consumers in times of high Inflation. Kolkata: The fast-rising prices of food articles, especially those of vegetables such as onions and potatoes, have been ruining household budgets across the country. But an effective scheme run by the West Bengal government has meant that many consumers, especially those belonging to the lower-income group, in Kolkata and some nearby cities...

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Retail Inflation rose to 7.35% in December -- the highest since July 2014

-Scroll.in The figures breached the tolerance band of the Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee Retail Inflation rose to 7.35% in December from 5.54% the month before, government data showed on Monday. The rate of Inflation exceeded the tolerance band of the Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee, Bloomberg reported. At the current level, retail Inflation is at its highest since July 2014. Inflation was pushed up by a rise in...

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Lifting growth, containing Inflation -Ashok Gulati

-The Indian Express Reform of grain management system could free up resources for infrastructure investment. With GDP growth rate plummeting to 4.5 per cent and with the agriculture GDP (GDPA) growth at 2.1 per cent in the second quarter of this fiscal year, everyone concerned with the economy is anxious. The question being asked is whether the Indian economy can be put back on the 7-8 per cent growth trajectory and can...

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Indian agriculture is under an invisible emergency -Devinder Sharma

-Down to Earth At a time when farmers strive to get the right price for crops, more money in their hands can help reignite the country's economy In 2019, three weeks after the kharif harvesting season began, reports emerged that farmers are selling their produce at a price way below the minimum support price (MSP) announced by the government. Except for a few crops like paddy and maize, market prices for most...

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Double trouble: On uneven Inflation and sluggish growth

-The Hindu Uneven Inflation and sluggish growth present serious dilemmas for policymakers Policymakers face a tricky dilemma as prices in the economy continue to rise even as economic growth has plummeted to well under 5%. Food Inflation, now in double-digits, has caused significant pain. The International Monetary Fund on December 23 called for “urgent” policy measures to reverse the current slowdown that has weighed down global economic growth. The warning is timely...

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