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Ajay Modi
July 18, 2014
Area under most crops, however, continues to lag over last year's corresponding number. Kharif crops have been sown in a total of 34.65 million hectares as of July 19, 44 per cent lower than the corresponding area last year.

Ajay Modi
July 15, 2014
The deficit is as high as 70 per cent in central and northwestern regions in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Even with good showers in the remaining period of the monsoon, the deficit in these regions are certain to remain in excess of 10 per cent.

Josey Puliyenthuruthel
July 16, 2014
It really would not have been that difficult for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to push through a decisive Budget. But he chose to present a Budget that looks tame in the context of what is needed to propel the economy forward.

Manoj Kumar
New Delhi, July 14, 2014
PM Narendra Modi faces his first challenge as soaring prices for basic food items lifted retail food inflation to 9.4 per cent in May, driving wholesale inflation to a five-month high of 6.01 per cent.

Ratnajyoti Dutta
New Delhi, July 11, 2014
Rains last week spread to soybean areas in central parts of India and cane areas in the north, but overall rains stood at 43 per cent below the seasonal average.

Rajendra Jadhav
July 9, 2014
Importing onions would be the only effective way to curb soaring prices, agriculture experts say, but similar steps in the past have failed to ease supplies.

Ajay Modi
July 7, 2014
Paddy, which is milled to produce rice, has been sown on 4.5 million hectares, down 35 per cent from 6.9 million hectares last year.

Ratnajyoti Dutta and Manoj Kumar
July 4, 2014
Private forecasting agency Skymet revised its prediction on Friday to a 60 per cent chance of drought from its much lower previous forecast of 25 percent in April.

Manu Kaushik
July 3, 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley faces an important challenge in balancing the BJP's poll promises with the hard realities of the current economic situation.

Ajay Modi
July 2, 2014
The sowing period for most crops will end by the middle of July and a delay could impact harvest, J.S. Sandhu, Agriculture Commissioner in the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday.

New Delhi, July 2, 2014
A monitoring cell has been constituted in the Rural Development Ministry to monitor preparedness of states for anticipated drought under ambitious rural job scheme, officials said.

Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
Panaji, July 2, 2014
Factors as innocuous as the humble grain-carrying sack to the mighty El Nino could have a varying impact on grain production and delivery this year, experts suggest.

New Delhi, July 1, 2014
\"The clear electoral mandate of the BJP-led government gives it the ability to pursue far-reaching economic reforms...we have increased our GDP growth forecast for FY16 to 6.5 per cent from 6 per cent and project real GDP growth to pick up to 5.5 per cent in FY15,\" Fitch said.

Naveen Mathur
June 30, 2014
In the non-agri commodities space, the yellow metal has gained grounds once again in the recent weeks and rose nearly six per cent this month.

Shweta Punj, Manu Kaushik and Anilesh Mahajan
July 4, 2014
The frenzy of Budget accounting and planning is now divided between North Block (which houses the finance ministry) and South Block (where the Prime Minister's Office is located) on Raisina Hill, which offers a panoramic view of Lutyens' Delhi.

Mahesh Nayak
July 3, 2014
The sixth edition of the BT-Morningstar Asset Allocation Survey shows 26 per cent fund managers fear inflation to be a key risk for the market while 16 per cent expect the twin deficits to be cause for concern. Nearly a third fear that deficit monsoon rainfall could hurt stock markets.

Ajay Modi
July 5, 2014
T. Nanda Kumar, Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board and a former secretary of food and agriculture with the central government, says it is a dilemma that farmers get lower prices and the consumers pay a high price.

Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
July 21, 2014
As a commodity investor, you can take advantage of the resulting shortages pushing up prices. For instance, in 2002-03, when El Nino disrupted the monsoon, castor seed production fell 34 per cent. As a result, its price zoomed 30 per cent during the summer season.

Tanvi Varma/Money Today
July 28, 2014
The uncertainty around interest rates is likely to continue in the foreseeable future. Experts in the industry expect these movements to be governed largely by inflation trends and advice you to plan investements on a medium-term basis.

Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
July 17, 2014
Market experts say the rally in fertiliser stocks since the start of the financial year can be attributed to the upbeat sentiment after the general elections and company-specific news.

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