How govt's apathy is hurting potato farmers



From output surge to lack of cold storage, not much attention has been given to the potato farmers. The export market, too, is bleak, due to unsuitable domestic varieties and an underdeveloped food processing value chain.



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'India is not producing sufficient good quality jobs'



‘The jobs that are being created now are the delivery boy jobs which are of extremely poor quality, or contractual jobs where you hire a person on a per piece basis.’



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Winter rain won't cause large-scale damage to most rabi crops



For potato farmers in the north and wheat growers in the eastern parts — particularly in Jharkhand, Bihar, and Odisha — the recent rains could in fact be beneficial.



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PM-Kisan scheme will bring cheer to most farmers



The scheme, which would give Rs 6,000 to small farmers in a year or Rs 500 a month, will add more money to the account of these cultivators than the money he/she saves every month on an average.



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BPSC Judicial Services: Main Examination Postponed Due to Unavoidable Reasons; Check at bpsc.bih.nic.in



BPSC Judicial Services: The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) postponed the Bihar Judicial Services Main examination until next order, stated an official notification. The BPSC exam which was earlier scheduled for February 20, Wednesday was expected to continue till February 28, 2019. However, the exam has been postponed due to unavoidable reasons and the new date will soon be released on the official website.

Candidates are requested to visit the official website- bpsc.bih.nic.in from time to time to keep a track of the updates. Only those candidates who have cleared the Judicial Services Preliminary exam are eligible to attempt the main exam. The results of the BPSC Judicial Services Preliminary Examination were declared on January 7, 2019. As many as 1100 candidates had qualified for the Main examination following the screening in the Preliminary examination.

The Main examination comprises of five compulsory papers such as General Knowledge including Current Affairs, General Science, General Hindi, General English, and Law of Evidence and Procedure.

About Bihar Public Service Commission:

The Bihar Public Service Commission came into existence from 1st April 1949 after it separated from the Commission for the States of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, in accordance with subsection (1) of section 261 of the Government of India Act, 1935, states the official website.



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An interim Budget with all the features of a full Budget



Forget about interim Budgets, one cannot easily recall even a full Budget of any government in recent times having rolled out benefits of this order to such a large number of people, says A K Bhattacharya.



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Why did Modi shoot down farm loan waivers?



Past experience shows loan waivers benefited only 30% of India’s farmers; here again, the richer cultivator skimmed the cream, leaving very little for his poorer brethren.



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