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Unfair to Change Stand After Leaving Govt: NITI Aayog's Rajiv Kumar Criticises Arvind Subramanian

-TheWire.in Kumar was referring to an article written by the former CEA on the pitfalls of the government's Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative as it pertained to tariffs and exports. New Delhi: NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday criticised former chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian for a recent article that pointed out flaws in the Narendra Modi government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. Subramanian, in an opinion piece co-authored with Pennsylvania State University’s assistant professor of...

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India’s export opportunities could be significant even in a post-COVID world -Arvind Subramanian and Shoumitro Chatterjee

-The Indian Express Arvind Subramanian, Shoumitro Chatterjee write: Our growth model has been export-led and should not be abandoned. Export opportunities in general and in specific sectors could be significant even in a post-COVID world. India’s intellectual and policy community has embraced atmanirbharta. This inward turn — actually return — amounts to abandoning two core principles of the post-1991 consensus: Export-orientation on the macro-economic side, and slow but steady liberalisation on the...

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Aadhaar Act: No information on how beneficiaries are identified, shows RTI -Shreegireesh Jalihal

-Business Standard Government officials have claimed that Aadhaar has helped save over Rs 90,000 crore by weeding out fake beneficiaries New Delhi: The Finance Ministry and other government departments have told a Right to Information applicant they do not have information on rules or procedures to identify beneficiaries of state-sponsored subsidies under the Aadhaar Act. Business Standard assessed the government's responses to the RTI application filed by Dr Anupam Saraph, who is based...

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Ensure no trading takes place below MSP -Devinder Sharma

-The Tribune With APMC markets heading towards a collapse, the new set of reforms is aimed at encouraging corporatisation, with big business moving into agriculture, storage and marketing. As the experience of US/Europe shows, when unregulated markets become dominant, small farmers are the first to be pushed out of agriculture. Reiterating what former US Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz (during Ronald Reagan’s rule) had declared: “Get big or get out,” Sonny Perdue, US...

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MILES TO GO… Organic and natural farming still have a lot of ground to cover in India, says new CSE report

-Centre for Science and Environment * Niti Aayog vice chairperson Rajiv Kumar releases the report, which provides the real picture of organic farming in India: only 2 per cent of India’s net sown area organically farmed, and a mere 1.3 per cent of farmers registered to do organic farming * Organic and natural farming must be upscaled to make Indian agriculture sustainable, says the report * Needs to be turned into a mass...

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