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Tractor sales in India recorded a 28% y-o-y growth this year, from April to November. Experts attribute the trend to better monsoon, finance availability and lesser expenditure on weddings.
The Khalistan movement in the 1980s may have limited support for Punjab’s Sikhs in the battle with the Indira Gandhi govt. But in Modi govt's farm laws, they have a worthy cause.
Protesting farmers in Punjab have vandalised and damaged a total 1,338 towers, mostly of Reliance Jio, snapping connectivity.
Once a serious contender for power in Punjab, AAP has seen a stream of exits of senior leaders. The charge of too much central control also refuses to go away.
A walk through the protest site at Singhu border shows the protesting farmers are here for the long haul. This is how the community has rallied together to make their efforts last.
Three lakh farmers marched from Punjab to protest last month and have been stationed at Delhi’s borders since, and this is how their farms and homes are being taken care of.
Farmers are seeking revocation of the farm laws, but the Modi govt is agreeing to only amendments. Experts say reforms not new, solution should be face-saving.
The bread basket of India, Punjab was the richest state in the country for decades before it began falling behind several states.
The Indian farm laws are as convoluted and ill-advised as the notebandi.
In episode 634 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta compares Bihar's growth after agricultural reforms in 2006 to Punjab's growth rate that has been declining.