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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Good news for rail passenger: Flexi-fare scrapped for 15 trains



The Railways has also reduced flexi-fares from 1.5 to 1.4 times the base ticket fare in 101 trains



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With Modicare rollout, focus shifts to states



States are now gearing up to implement the scheme, integrating it with their own public health insurance plans and tying up the loose ends.



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Railways won't roll back dynamic pricing for premium trains



Looking into the flexi-fare scheme in Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains introduced in September 2016, the CAG stated that occupancy in all classes except the sleeper class in Duronto decreased.



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