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For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold an interactive session with the top brass of the two revenue collection arms of the government — CBDT and CBEC — during a first-of-its-kind ‘Rajasva Gyan Sangam’ on 16 June Sources said both the boards have been asked to direct their officials to prepare suggestions on "important policy- level and innovative ideas of far reaching impact relating to the legislative and administrative framework of taxation in India" that they can be put forth to Prime Minister during the conclave at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi The Finance Ministry in a statement on Sundaysaid the Prime Minister will inaugurate the two-day annual conference of senior tax administrators of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) & Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) on Thursday While the CBDT is responsible for collecting direct taxes CBEC does the same vis-a-vis indirect taxes "He (Modi) is expected to motivate the revenue officers towards achieving high standards in taxpayer friendly service in view of fast paced changes in the world economy and to address some of the challenges that these departments face in this scenario" the statement read A file photo of Narendra Modi Getty images The Annual Conference has been given a brand new name — Rajasav Gyansangam (Revenue Officers’ brainstorming retreat) This is for the first time that the two revenue boards are holding their conference simultaneously Till now they used to hold conferences separately with the chief guest being the finance minister Meanwhile in a tweet Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said the blueprint of the ‘Gyan Sangam’ the details of the deliberations and recommendations will be sent to the FM’s office and the PMO Sources said that similar ideas will also be put forth to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who will be holding a session during the two-day conference As many as 251 officers of the rank of Principal Chief Commissioners Chief Commissioners and Principal Commissioners from CBDT and 170 from CBEC are expected to participate in the conference The conclave will deliberate on a host of issues related to taxpayer services and effective implementation of fiscal laws and government policies including measures to curb black money generation and circulation Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha will deliver the valedictory address on 17 June "It has been directed by the Prime Minister’s Office that the PM will like to keep it an interactive session rather than just a monotonous inauguration and speech affair" a Finance Ministry source said The sessions will be divided into two broad subjects relating to the government’s plan of financial inclusion and ensuring a transparent tax regime for businesses and foreign investors besides issues and challenges being faced by the departments like Income Tax Customs Central Excise and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence On the CBEC side the deliberations will cover subjects like WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation and Best Practices Dispute Management etc A Taxpayer Perception Survey will also be released Modi at his recent review meetings with CBDT and CBEC officials had reiterated the need for reducing taxpayers’ grievances and ensuring a quick resolution of their problems Prime Minister is also likely to outline the government’s goals vis-a-vis some flagship programmes like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Start-up India’ at the conference as tax officials are the most important stakeholders to ensure success of these schemes Besides Author Chetan Bhagat will speak on ‘Taxing with Love’ a panel discussion on ‘Initiatives to Improve Taxpayer Services There will also be a panel discussion on leveraging social media and brand building with Adil Zainulbhai DG Quality Council of India By Prachi Salve Alison Saldanha and Vipul Vivek Amravati / Mumbai: A plentiful harvest in 2016 and imports drive some prices down 63percent A shortage of cash because of demonetisation Despite Rs 35 lakh crore–enough to build 545 Tehri-sized dams invested over six decades to 2011 more than half of all farms depend on rains These are the three factors agitating Indians who depend on farming – 90 million families or 546 percent of India’s 12 billion people As anger sweeps rural Madhya Pradesh after the death of six farmers in police firing farm protests roil rural Maharashtra —wholesale markets are shut produce is being dumped on streets —and governments of the debt-ridden states struggle to respond to demands for loan waivers an IndiaSpend analysis and reportage from rural Maharashtra explores why farmers are both angry and desperate The primary reason farming is unviable in India is that farms are now among the world’s smallest (the global average land-holding size is 55 hectares) —too many people are dependent on shrinking farms Since 1951 the per capita availability of land has declined by 70percent from 05 hectares to 015 hectares in 2011 and is likely to decline further according to ministry of agriculture data Such “small and marginal land-holdings” as they are called now constitute 85percent of the number of operational farms in the country according this 2015-16 report on the state of Indian agriculture It is hard to use modern machinery on small farms the owners of which are often too poor to afford farm equipment Manual labour increases costs but labour too has been in short supply as workers migrate to cities Further their size and output limits access to loans and institutional credit Those are the larger issues Here are the three reasons for the current turmoil gleaned by IndiaSpend’s analysts and reporters: 1 After back-to-back droughts a good harvest but incomes fall As 2017 rolled in the news from India’s farms appeared good After droughts in 2014 and 2015 a good monsoon in 2016 reversed two years of rural economic decline India’s agricultural growth contracted 02 percentin 2014-15 and grew no more than 12 percentin 2015-16 because of the back-to-back droughts In 2016-17 the agricultural economy grew 41 percent Across many states growing pulses such as Maharashtra Karnataka Telangana and Gujarat markets were flooded with produce especially tur (pigeon pea) which witnessed the highest growth among all pulses an important source of protein for a majority of Indians India is the world’s largest pulses producer However an influx of pulses from Myanmar Tanzania Mozambique and Malawi–growing 20 percent over two financial quarters from September 2016 to March 2017 The Business Standard reported on March 3 2017–caused the price of Indian tur to plunge "Local tur isn’t in excess this year This is "bumper crop" because the govt signed a 5-yr contract to import tur" pictwittercom/YkB7OR043r — Alison (@bexsaldanha) May 17 2017 From Rs 11000 per quintal (from December 2015) the price of tur fell 63percent to Rs 3800-4000 per quintal — 20percent below the minimum support price (MSP)–the price at which government buys farm produce–of Rs 5050 per quintal (including a bonus of Rs 425) since December 2016 as Indiaspend reported on 12 April 2017 Source: Ministry of Agriculture The table above explains how production of pulses rose 29 percent from 1715 million tonnes in 2014-15 to 2214 million tonnes in 2016-17 Tur production increased 50percent from 281 million tonnes to 423 million tonnes over the same period The MSP for tur should be increased to Rs 6000 per quintal in 2017 and Rs 7000 per quintal in 2018 a government committee headed by chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian recommended in September 2016 Minimum Support Price For Pulses For Kharif (July to October) Crops 2016-17 and Rabi (October to March) Crops 2017-18 Source: Food Corporation of India As on March 2017 the minimum support price for tur was Rs 5050 per quintal nearly 20 percent (18percent) lower than the prices recommended by the committee on pulses As these prices crashed farmers found it harder to find money to store their produce and prepare for the next season because demonetisation–the withdrawal of 86 percent of India’s currency by value on November 2016 –left them starved of cash 2 How demonetisation — and government red tape — left farmers short of cash On 18 May at around noon 30-year-old Prashant Lande waited under a harsh summer sun to sell 800 quintals of tur at the Amravati agricultural produce market committee (APMC) 664 km east of India’s financial capital Mumbai From Kinhala village in Amravati district’s Ashti taluka in Maharashtra’s eastern region of Vidharbha Lande said he refuses to sell his 800 quintals of tur to the government procurement centre although the state buys tur at a higher rate At the market Lande could sell his tur at Rs 3800 to Rs 4000 per quintal while the government buying centre offered Rs 5050 per quintal “We don’t sell to the government centre because the process of selling takes one month — from standing in line for the token to the sale to finally when the payment reaches the account” said Lande “Our fellow farmers who have sold their produce at the procurement centre on March 22 are yet to receive their payments and it is nearly June” It does not help that the effects of demonetisation continue to to be felt across the rural economy File image of a farmer protesting in Nagpur PTI Right after demonetisation tomato farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and onion farmers in Maharashtra and Gujarat were the worst hit as prices fell by 60-85 percent IndiaSpend reported on January 18 2017 With little respite more than six months later the experiment has aggravated the circumstances leading to the current farmers’ strike “By now we should have begun preparing our fields for the monsoons but because of demonetisation and the unavailability of cash we are still struggling to find money for sowing” said Lande At such a time farmers like Lande turn to credit Up to 57percent of farm families in Maharashtra are indebted; the figure for India is 52percent according to the National Sample Survey Organisation’s 2013 situation assessment survey of farm households the latest available data This indebtedness has widespread consequences More farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra (4291) in 2015 than any other state rising 7percent from 4004 in 2014 followed by Karnataka (1569) and Telangana (1400) as IndiaSpend previously reported in January 2017 Now after Uttar Pradesh’s new government waived Rs 30792 crore of farm loans pressure is building on the governments of Maharashtra Madhya Pradesh Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to do the same Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been reluctant to do so but with his government’s coalition partner the Shiv Sena and other parties preparing for a political agitation he may find it hard to exercise fiscal prudence 3 In an era of climate change 52 percent of Indian farmers without irrigation The basic problem across most of rural India is that despite the spread of irrigation–a sector plagued by unfinished projects and corruption – 52 percent of India’s farms still depend on the vagaries of rain which is becoming increasingly uncertain in an era of climate change Extreme rainfall events in central India the core of the monsoon system are increasing and moderate rainfall is decreasing— as a part of complex changes in local and world weather — according to a clutch of Indian and global studies as IndiaSpend reported on 15 April 2015 The droughts of 2014 and 2015 in rural Maharashtra were mitigated by the plentiful rains of 2016 but many parts of the state also endured floods Uncertain weather affects the ability of government extension systems to provide accurate advice to farmers “The government encouraged us to grow more tur in the kharif (July to October) season since these crops consume less water and are in high demand” said Lande the Vidarbha farmer “We would not have faced so much loss over the last three years had there been a proper system of canals” Despite six decades of irrigation less than 50 percent (or 66 million hectares of India’s net-cultivated area of 140 million hectares) as irrigated according to the 2015-16 State of Agriculture report Groundwater provides water for two-thirds of India’s irrigated land but those levels are falling from overuse From the first five year plan (1951-56) to the eleventh (2006 to 2011) the central government has spent a total of Rs 351 lakh crore as we said on major irrigation and flood control projects characterised by time and cost overruns shows this 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) report On July 1 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)–or the Prime Minister’s Farmer’s Irrigation Programme–with a budget of Rs 50000 crores over five years (2015-16 to 2019) The motto of the PMKSY is "Har Khet Ko Pani (water to every field)” and “More crop per drop” In 2015-16 less than a third (Rs 312 crore) of Rs 1000 crores set aside for micro-irrigation was released reveals this government report Of this upto April 2016 no more than Rs 483 crore or less than fivepercent was actually spent according this micro-irrigation financial progress monitoring report The government set Rs 1763 as the 2016-17 micro-irrigation target but no data on results have been released The micro-irrigation programme covers an area of 651220 hectares or 046percent of net cultivated area The two-day BJP national executive meet in Allahabad began around 4 pm on Sunday with the agenda to kick off the party’s campaign for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls Besides projecting pro-farmer schemes the central government’s "good governance" will be pitted against the "misgovernance" of the Samajwadi Party BJP’s Anurag Thakur said "When people face insecurity and employment becomes a challenge BJP stands a chance in Uttar Pradesh" The party’s national office-bearers met Sunday morning to set the agenda for the evening meeting party sources said Several senior members of the Union Cabinet and chief ministers of all the BJP ruled states are likely to take part in the national executive meeting Representational image AFP Amit Shah will deliver the inaugural address at around 5 pm on Sunday At the meeting party leaders are expected to formulate their strategy for the next round of assembly elections in several states including the electorally important Uttar Pradesh reported The Indian Express "Allahabad has been the state’s political epicentre and the place where stalwarts like Jawaharlal Nehru VP Singh have learnt their ropes And a party meeting organised in Allahabad will certainly have a catalytic effect on our efforts to bring about political change in Uttar Pradesh" said BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh Allahabad is also fondly remembered as Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthplace Historian S Irfan Habib said that Allahabad fits in the larger narrative of the "BJP as it is trying to write a new history create new icons and dismantle old historical characters" according to a CNN-News18 report ‘Mission 265-plus’ will be the core issue of the meeting It is a term given by BJP to bag the majority seats in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly? 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We have seen this wicket favour spinners in the domestic cricket but for tomorrow, Ayiah threw off his shadow after chasing a through ball into the penalty area on the right before he was tripped by his marker and central defender Farouk Idrissa. It may decide its course only after the civic polls where it would test if the BJP leading the state has made any difference on the ground in urban areas.” he said, will next be seen behind bars in the TV show. who clocked a personal best 9.” it said and asked the DDA to file a status report and listed the matter for further hearing on May 29.This target proved to be a bit too much for the Royals to chase as they fell short by 33 runs. we did excellently well and the crowds have been terrific as well.” the bail plea states.

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