The context Some recent developments taking place at the Central and State Governments’ levels have indicated that biometric based Aadhaar is evolving as a single-window mechanism to seek government benefits. These benefits include mid-day meals, skill training, various government subsidies, scholarships, jobs under MNREGA etc. to name just a few. Recently, the social welfare ministries […]
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Under pressure because of the ongoing farmers’ agitation across the country demanding better price for their produce, the Centre has decided to increase the minimum support price of major pulses by around Rs. 350-400 per quintal, while that of paddy by almost Rs. 80 per quintal. In percentage terms the increase was 7-8 per cent for pulses from the previous MSP, while in case of paddy the hike was around 6 per cent. That apart, the Centre has decided to increase the MSP of soybean by Rs. 275 per quintal.