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Land bill politics : Sonia Gandhi slams NDA govt

Sonia Gandhi asked the government to “rise above its narrow-minded politics”. Congress president asserted that ‘Being pro-farmer does not mean anti-growth’, and demanded that UPA’s legislation be brought back in totality. Rejecting the dialogue offer...

Food Security Bill : Death Knell for Indian Economy

Mumbai, December 19, 2011 : On Sunday December 18, 2011 cabinet clears Food Security Bill (FSB) which aims to provides cheap, subsidised foodgrain as a legal entitlement to 75% of the rural population, would be...

New Mining Bill – Good Politics Bad Economics

On 30th September 2011, Union Cabinet approved a new bill [The Mines & Minerals (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2011] aimed at regulating mining activities. The new mining bill proposes a profit-sharing system and higher royalties....