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Farm sector growth estimated to go up

Farm sector growth estimated to go up
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Govt plans to double farmers’ income

  • India’s farm sector recorded a robust 3.5% growth in the third quarter of 2019-20 (October to December) on the back of a good Kharif harvest & expected bumper Rabi crop
  • As a consequence, the National Statistical Office (NSO) estimates that the farm sector growth in 2019-20 fiscal year will now be at 3.7%, up from 2.4% during 2018-19
  • Last week, Ashok Dalwai, Chairman of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income, announced that the ambitious plan of the government to double farmers’ income by 2022 is on track
  • He said that about 10,000 farmers producers organisations (FPO) and 500 such organisations in fisheries are being promoted. Additionally, the Model Land Lease Act, the Model APLMC Act & the Model Contract Farming and Services Act have been brought in
  • To drought-proof 151 districts, efforts are being made to complete 99 irrigation projects, covering 7.86 million hectares
  • He added that the Government was targeting to double milk processing capacity to 108 million tonnes by 2025 & achieve a production of 20 million tonnes in fisheries

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  • Volatility refers to the rate at which price of a security/index increases or decreases for a specific set of returns. Investors consider securities with higher volatility as riskier
  • The India Vix index measures the market’s expectation of volatility in the near term. An increasing index value indicates higher expectation of volatility & vice versa
  • Since the start of the year, the index has doubled and has gained 64% over the previous 1 month. News of coronavirus infection being reported across the globe and growth slowdown in India has contributed to heightened risk perception
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Markets Update

  • Sell-off across the board continued last week as a new wave of fear about the spread of coronavirus & its economic impact gripped investors. Nifty ended down 1.9% at 10,989.5 and Sensex closed at 37,576.6 down 1.88%
  • Nifty 500, Nifty Midcap and Nifty Smallcap indices all closed in the red
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday superseded the board of Yes Bank and imposed a 30-day moratorium on it in the absence of a credible revival plan. Share prices of the bank have tanked by 54% over the last 1 week
  • India Manufacturing PMI declined to 54.5 in February 2020 from a near eight-year high of 55.3 in the previous month, but beating market consensus of 52.8. Services PMI increased to 57.5 in February 2020 from 55.5 in the previous month

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