Indian govt, protesting farmers make no headway in talks

Indian govt, protesting farmers make no headway in talks

Farmers shout slogans as they continue to demonstrate blocking a highway to protest against the recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur on December 14, 2020 AFP ‘Today’s talks with farmers unions were inconclusive, and we will hold talks again on January 19” A ninth round of talks between the Indian […]

Govt, WB launch feasibility study on environment conservation project

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FE Online Report | Published: January 14, 2021 18:49:55 | Updated: January 14, 2021 20:41:53 Bangladesh government in collaboration with the World Bank has initiated a feasibility study on the largest environmental conservation project ever in the country aiming to make a difference in the quality of the environment. The Bangladesh Environmental Sustainability and Transformation […]

Govt must not let rice market be volatile

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A LOW government stock of food grains, especially rice, and a syndicate of millers and wholesalers appear to have caused a worrying increase in rice prices for more than eight months. The food grain stock, as New Age reported on Monday, came down to five lakh tonnes when 10 lakh tonnes is considered optimal. The […]

Govt for precautionary measures to prevent bird flu

The directive comes following the bird flu outbreak in multiple states of neighbouring India The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has directed all to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of bird flu in Bangladesh.  The ministry has issued a letter to the Livestock Department in this regard, said a press release on Tuesday. […]

Amid farmers’ protests, govt plans to scale up Kisan e-mart

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The Central government is planning to scale up the digital online platform, Kisan e-mart, that allows farmers to directly sell their produce to private buyers, even as the impasse over the three new agricultural laws continues. According to people familiar with the matter, the pilot, which is currently active in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra […]

Indian govt, farmers fail to break impasse on farm laws

Indian govt, farmers fail to break impasse on farm laws

Farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms try to remove police barricades on a national highway at Dharuhera, in the northern state of Haryana, India, January 3, 2021 Reuters Tens of thousands of farmers have been camping out on roads around the capital, New Delhi, for 40 days The Indian government on Monday refused to […]

Govt aims to recover imports as economy accelerates over next three fiscals

Govt aims to recover imports as economy accelerates over next three fiscals

Although imports fell drastically in the 2019-20 fiscal, the government aims to turn things around aiming for average import growth of 8% per year over the next three fiscals, including the current 2020-21. The last quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal (April-June) coincided with the peak of the economic ravage brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Why the farmers’ movement is no longer what the Modi govt thinks it is

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At the farmers protest in Singhu border | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint Text Size: A- A+ Ever heard of “moral economy of the peasant”? You must understand this awkward phrase if you wish to make sense of the farmers’ rebellion that has arrived at the doorsteps of the national capital. Policymakers […]

Govt to procure 5-6 lakh metric tonnes of rice to reduce s…

Govt to procure 5-6 lakh metric tonnes of rice to reduce s...

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said that aiming to eliminate the shortage and control prices in the rice markets, the government is going to purchase 5-6 lakh metric tonnes of rice. “Excessive floods and five-month long heavy rains have damaged the Aush and Aman this year, he said, adding that specially 1.5 lakh hectares […]