The government is doing things in agriculture that count for little, says Shreekant Sambrani. Roughly a third of the way through his Budget speech three weeks ago, the finance minister paused for dramatic effect before presenting the 10 thrust areas of the Budget. Agriculture, rural development and youth occupied the top three places. Arun Jaitley claimed that he had made substantial increases in allocation to these and proceeded to announce a raft of schemes: Soil health cards, ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Whatever Mr Modi’s other shortcomings be, his consistent efforts to motivate have created an aura of positivity, hopefully stable. He has also shown that he is not averse to taking decisions with possibly negative implications for him, says Shreekant Sambrani. The clearest takeaway from these elections is the BJP’s dominance of Indian politics and in turn, that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah. Photograph: PTI Photo. No, this column is not about ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
'We need to put aside our anxieties about the Budget for now and possibly for long, and carry on as best as we can,' advises Shreekant Sambrani.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Big News about the Budget for 2017-18 that Mr Arun Jaitley presented in Parliament on February 1 is that there is no Big News. Sure, it broke some new ground, such as advancing the date of presentation to the start of February from the end of the month, took into its fold the hitherto separate Railway Budget ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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