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2020-21 HAS BEEN one long year of budgets. The Covid-19 pandemic threw to winds the estimates, priorities and the very framework of the budget presented a year ago on 01 February 2020. We witnessed continuous attempts at fiscal corrections to cope with the enormity of the Covid-19 dislocations. Finance Minister Nirmala Sithara- man presented Atmanirbhar Bharat packages 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 in quick succession. Reserve Bank Governor also announced a few monetary measures. These together were estimated to cost Rs 27.1 lakh crore that amounted to over 13 per cent of the GDP

Farmers Protest

Farmers’ or Punjab’s protest? by S.Viswanathan The farmers’ agitation seems essentially an agitation by Punjab. To understand this reasoning, we take you back to the 1960s. Rice is not a staple food of Punjab and it has no buyers. During 1965-66, Punjab produced 1.9 million tonnes of wheat and 0.29 million tonnes of