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Mayank Bhardwaj

India buys drones, specialist equipment to avert new locust attack

19 Feb 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India is buying drones and specialist equipment to monitor the movement of locusts and spray insecticides to ward off a new outbreak that could ravage crops, government officials said.

India's economic growth set to bounce back as slump bottoms out: govt adviser

11 Feb 2020

NEW DELHI Indian economic growth is poised to bounce back after slipping to a more than six-year low of 4.5% in the July-September quarter as the government has taken measures to prop up investments and consumer demand, a top government adviser said.

India steps up farm support, offers tax cuts to revive faltering growth

01 Feb 2020

NEW DELHI India sought to boost growth in a federal budget on Saturday that raised spending on farms and expressways and offered cuts in personal taxes, but the measures fell short of market expectations and battered stocks.

India forecasts faster economic growth, warns of fiscal challenge

31 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI India's government predicted that economic growth will pick up to between 6% and 6.5% in the fiscal year beginning April 1, after falling to more than a decade-low this financial year.

India's food ministry seeks over $28 billion for food subsidies: sources

30 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI India's food ministry has sought more than 2 trillion rupees ($28.1 billion) to run the world's biggest food welfare program in the fiscal year beginning April 1, three government sources said.

URGENT-India's food ministry seeks over $28 bln for food subsidies in next fiscal year- sources

30 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI, Jan 30 India's food ministry has sought more than 2 trillion rupees ($28.1 billion) to run the world's biggest food welfare programme in the fiscal year beginning April 1, three government sources said.

BJP recommends tax tweaks to attract foreign investors

29 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has recommended adjusting rules on taxing equity market returns in the upcoming budget on Feb. 1, which if accepted, could attract more capital inflows into the stock markets, a senior party leader said.

India ruling party recommends tax tweaks to attract foreign investors

29 Jan 2020

* Modi's party favours demand to adjust tax rules: party leader

Indian ministries buy more air purifiers as capital battles toxic air

29 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI India's government has stepped up the purchase of air purifiers over the last two years, taking the number of devices in ministries to protect against deteriorating air quality to nearly 300, government data seen by Reuters showed.

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