Free Press Journal
  • Ind-Ra pegs Indian economic growth at 7.2% in 2018-19

    New Delhi: Indian economy is projected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018-19, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) today said. The rating agency earlier forecasted India’s economic growth at 7.4 per in current fiscal. The key reason for this, Ind-Ra said, is the upward revision in the estimation of inflation for 2018-19 due to increasing crude oil prices and the government’s decision to fix the minimum support prices of all kharif

  • maharashtra, crop, loan waiver, maharashtra government, croap loan waiver scheme, farmers

    Monitor schemes to see MSP succeed

    It’s that time of the election cycle again, when farmers become the focus of government solicitude. After years of acute distress and farmers’ agitations, the agricultural sector is now getting the TLC or tender loving care it deserves. Better four years late than never, minimum support prices (MSP) for kharif crops have increased sharply, but this in itself is not enough to address the issue of stagnating farm incomes.