TDS on Cash Withdrawals: New Mandi Tax

The 2019-20 Union Budget has proposed a 2% TDS (tax deducted at source) on cash withdrawals exceeding Rs 1 crore in a year from any bank account. The move is aimed at promoting digital payments and a less-cash economy. Measures Proposed in Earlier Budgets to Promote Digital Economy The 2017-18 budget made the following proposals: ..


Million Farmers School: Bridging Gaps through Digital Mode

The government of Uttar Pradesh has launched the programme called The Million Farmers’ School (TMFS) in 2017-18 to provide an extension module for the rabi (winter-spring) planting season and conducting kisaan pathshalas for the dissemination of scientifically recommended package of practices specific to the crops grown. Million Farmers’ School Under the programme, training sessions spread ..

Water Availability and Sustainable Management

India is facing serious challenges in water management. In the first ‘Mann ki Baat’ of his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to save every drop of water, and to make water conservation a mass movement on the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Water Availability and its Use India has ..

PM-Kisan Yojana and its Shortcomings

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) is a cash transfer programme for farmers. About the Scheme The PM-Kisan Yojana was originally introduced to supplement the financial needs of small and Marginal Farmers. But the scheme has been now expanded to include all categories of agricultural landowners for augmenting farm incomes. Under the scheme Rs. ..

Impact of Global Warming on Jobs in India

The report, ‘Working on a warmer planet: The impact of heat stress on labour productivity and decent work’ released by the International Labour Organisation makes the following observations about the impact of global warming on jobs in India: India is expected to lose an equivalent of 34 million jobs as a result of global warming by ..