The Vidhan Sabha Committee to review suicide by farmers and landless labourers will present its report in the Assembly during the Budget session scheduled later this month.

The last budget of the Modi government comes against the backdrop of severe agrarian and rural distress. It is also the last opportunity to undo the damage caused to the rural economy by this government in the last four years. While the government has finally acknowledged the gravity of the situation, its response has been limited to empty rhetoric without any financial commitment. Going by the past record of the government, it is clear that it is serious neither in its commitment nor in its intent.

The Index of Economic Freedom provides compelling evidence of the wide-ranging tangible benefits of living in freer societies. The Index analyzes economic policy developments in 186 countries.

This working paper presents a dynamic small open economy model to explore the macroeconomic impact of natural disasters. In addition to permanent damages to public and private capital, the disaster causes temporary losses of productivity, inefficiencies during the reconstruction process, and damages to the sovereign's creditworthiness.

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Mounting debt across the Adani Group suggests that the Indian conglomerate’s Carmichael mine proposal for northeast Australia has become an increasingly precarious house of cards, according to new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Tamil Nadu Centre for Public Interest Litigation Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 13/04/2017 regarding distressing conditions of the farmers who are compelled to commit suicide in Tamil Nadu.

Supreme Court directs the State of Tamil Nadu to take up ameliorative measures so that the agony of the farmers is addressed and further says that it will be appreciated if the respondents come with certain schemes/measures by the next date of hearing.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Citizens Resource & Action Initiative (CRANTI) Vs State of Gujarat & Others dated 27/03/2017 regarding farmer suicides in India. P.S. Narasimha Additional Solicitor General stated before the Apex Court that the Central Government is in the process of formulating a line of action to be adopted by the State Governments, to deal with the issue.

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This report has been planned to cover several aspects of household indebtedness like number of households reporting cash loans, average amount of outstanding cash loan and distribution of outstanding cash dues of households by various characteristics, such as rate of interest, duration of loan, credit agency etc.