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Monthly Archives: APRIL 2018


India collects Rs 7.41 trillion from GST in 2017-18
27.04.18 - Team PT

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA collected Rs 7.41 trillion in taxes in the first year of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The government had last reported a GST collection of Rs 7.17 trillion for the first eight months since the new tax regime that subsumed 17 central ...
  


Debt-ridden farmers can earn big money by making asthma patients smell honeybee, or making you listen to “bee music”
OUT-OF-BOX SOLUTION TO STOP FARMERS' SUICIDES
06.04.18 - S Pal

THIS WAS THE most serious move the Punjab Government made to analyse reasons behind farm suicides in the state and suggest ways to ensure no farmer or agricultural labourer opts to end his life because of agrarian distress: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh proposed, and the ...
  


Assembly panel finds farmers not paid ACP share since 1981, then stays mum about it
REPORT OF PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA COMMITTEE TO HELP SUICIDE-AFFECTED FAMILIES
04.04.18 - S Pal

IN A RATHER bizarre case of becoming aware about a blatant case of injustice and then deciding to do nothing about it, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Committee, tasked with ameliorating the lot of suicide-affected families, made a shocking revelation that the sugarcane farmers of Punjab ...
  


‘Thorri bahuti ehna nu sharam auni chaheedi hai’
PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA COMMITTEE REPORT -
03.04.18 - S Pal

Assembly’s MLAs panel on suicide-hit families exposes own ignorance, disconnect 
 
 
IN RANGRIAL, at the centre of Ground Zero of farm suicides in Punjab, everyone knows Harpreet Singh's family made a mistake. Harpreet (30) committed suicide on August 7, 2017. Constable Gagandeep Singh, Belt Number 1481, brought ...
  


THEIR FROZEN TURBULENCE - Income freeze makes farmers’ harvest bitter
02.04.18 - Devinder Sharma

IT IS OFFICIAL. For almost a decade now, farmer’s real income stands frozen. Yes, you heard it right, frozen. A Niti Aayog paper has worked out that the real income of a cultivator has increased barely by 0.44 per cent every year over a five ...
  



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