Global Hunger Index, measuring the level of malnutrition in over 100 countries placed India much below Sri Lanka (64), Nepal (73), Bangladesh (75) and Afghanistan (88).
Addressing media before crucial GST meet, Sithraman said, "Capital expenditure i.e. money spent on infrastructure and asset creation will have multiplier effect on the economy. It will not just pep up the economy but will also improved future GDP."
PM Modi completes 20 years in politics: PM Modi has received greetings and felicitations from all corners of the country on the occasion. In a tweet, the PM thanked the people.
Rahul Gandhi called the farm laws an attack on farmers and went on to allege that they will destroy food security in the country.
Apart from Rahul Gandhi, several senior Congress leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh, Harish Rawat, Sunil Jakhar, party president PPCC are set to lend their support to the farm-bill protests.
“Amid a rising number of novel coronavirus cases in India and its ensuing onslaught on the economy, the Centre is willing to give more stimulus to various sectors hit due to Covid-19,” Sitharaman told a paper in an interview.
Congress-ruled states have been advised to explore the possibilities to pass laws in their respective states under Article 254(2) of the constitution which would make Centre's farm bills untenable in those states.
32 former bureucrats issue statement in support of farm bill, call it gamechanger move. Support comes at a time when parties like SAD, Congress, RJD, TMC are orgagnising protests against the new legislation.
PM Modi asked the BJP Karyakartas to reach out to the farmers on the ground and impress upon them in a simple manner as to how these new regulations will ring in reform and will empower them.
Government has raised the MSP of rabi crops including Wheat, Chana and others. This comes hours after PM allayed fear of farmers that the new legislation will dismantle the existing MSP system.