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A Bill to 'corporatise' farming -Sukhpal Singh

-Frontline.in The draft Bill on land leasing in Punjab is aimed at promoting the interests of agribusiness corporations. It will have devastating consequences for peasants in the State. THERE is no doubt that agricultural land leasing laws in India should be amended to make land leasing lawful...

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Windfall for sugar mills as Centre allows export of alcohol-based sanitiser -Virendra Singh Rawat

-Business Standard Hit by the slump in sugar demand following lockdown and consequent subdued realisations, mills have run up huge farmers' outstanding pertaining to the current sugar season 2019-20 Lucknow: Unlocking an additional revenue stream for the beleaguered domestic sugar sector, the Central government has allowed the...

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University Online Classes during COVID-19 -- Exclusionary and Insufficient -Santosh Verma and Tripti Kumari

-Vikalp.ind.in The spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns in India since the last week of March 2020 have put not just people’s health concerns at the forefront, but most of the economic and social sector activities are at halt. Amidst the virus spread and subsequent...

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Urban unemployment up, rural picture better -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph Seasonal sowing, MGNREGA boost prospects The grim employment scenario in urban India got aggravated while the rural sector showed some improvement in the last week of May, with researchers attributing the uptick in the villages to seasonal sowing activities and increase in work under the...

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Need new stimulus of Rs.10 lakh crore: Economists Collective

-The Hindu Economists urge cash transfers to 80% of households to revive economy. The Centre needs to announce a ₹10 lakh crore fiscal stimulus package providing universal food ration and cash transfers for 80% of households in order to revive the economy at this time, the Heterodox...

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