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Guest Column| Revive Punjab’s economy for development, peace

As a first step, the Punjab government should rationalise subsidies, raise adequate revenue and free the fiscal policy for unleashing dynamics of development. Another doable step is to make policy institutions functional and decentralise decision-making, while ensuring the participation of the stakeholders.

Workers on the job at one of Ludhiana’s many cycle manufacturing units. Punjab’s industrial sector is small both in size and scale. Modern industry has shifted to neighbouring states due to a special package of tax concessions and subsidies by the Centre. (HT file photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 05:32 PM IST
ByLakhwinder Singh

A push for FCI modernisation

Injection of funds can improve the efficiency of food procurement and distribution system

FCI, a state-owned corporation through which 70% of federal food subsidies are routed, is critical for the country’s food security as it procures millions of tonnes of farm produce at federally fixed minimum support prices (HT File)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:59 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

MS Swaminathan: A Bharat Ratna in every sense

Despite having a busy schedule, his adherence to time discipline was awe inspiring. He would always arrive on the dot at 8 am

A multifaceted individual, MS Swaminathan, has been honoured with the prestigious Bharat Ratna. The world remembers him as the Father of Green Revolution, but I had the privilege of calling him my teacher (1969-70) and mentor. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 08:16 AM IST
ByBaldev Singh Dhillon

Bharat Ratna for MS Swaminathan: The pioneer of India’s Green Revolution

Before Bharat Ratna, Swaminathan had received India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, and the World Food Prize

Swaminathan started as a young scientist at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in 1959. (PTI file photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 02:25 PM IST

Bharat Ratna: Who is MS Swaminathan, father of India's green revolution?

MS Swaminathan, who is known as the father of the ‘Green Revolution’ in India, will be honoured with the Bharat Ratna, announced PM Modi.

Scientist MS Swaminathan (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 02:06 PM IST
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