Agricultural exports are rising in India: Economic Survey

Cotton Harvesting

Cotton Harvesting India’s marine, cotton farming, sugar and spice exports of agricultural products have seen a growing pattern in 2019-2020, the Economic Survey said. It reported that, since economic reforms started in 1991, India has been a net exporter of agri-based […]

Top news of the day: Clashes break out at farmer protest site in Singhu border; Economic Survey says India reaping ‘lockdown dividend’ by saving lives and livelihood, and more

Top news of the day: Clashes break out at farmer protest site in Singhu border; Economic Survey says India reaping ‘lockdown dividend’ by saving lives and livelihood, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. A group of locals started pelting stones after entering the protest site where farmers have been demanding a repeal of the three farm laws passed by the Central government. The group claiming to be locals residents have been wanting the farmers to clear the area that […]

Population below poverty line doubled, extreme poor trebled in 2020: SANEM

Population below poverty line doubled, extreme poor trebled in 2020: SANEM

On the other hand, average per capita health expenditure has increased for all households, with the increase being the greatest for moderately poor (97 per cent) and non-poor (104 per cent) households. This study also attempted to assess the inequality in access to online (TV, Internet etc.) education for students: the findings suggest that 19 […]

SANEM survey: Population below poverty line doubled, extreme poor trebled in 2020

SANEM survey: Population below poverty line doubled, extreme poor trebled in 2020

The South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) on Saturday said the percentage of the population living below the poverty line (upper poverty line) has nearly doubled from 21.6% in 2018 to 42% in 2020, while the percentage of extreme poor (lower poverty line) trebled from 9.4% in 2018 to 28.5% in 2020. Executive Director […]

Survey: U.S. farmers feeling pretty good about 2021, all things considered

Agriculture barometer shows lift in U.S. farmer sentiment heading into 2021

“All farmers are optimists” is the truism attributed to humorist Will Rogers. But Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and the global exchange operator CME Group have it on somewhat better authority—namely, the monthly Ag Economy Barometer, calculated from a telephone survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers on their short- and long-term farm industry outlooks. […]