Best of BS Opinion: Feasible fiscal path, inadequate cover, and more

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The broad direction of the upcoming Union Budget will be critical in determining the medium-term outlook for the economy. Apart from the policy thrust, it would be vital to see how the government intends to manage its finances. In this context, our lead editorial notes that it will be critical for the government to ensure that the quality of expenditure is not compromised in the consolidation process.

 
Other opinion pieces for the day, among other things, talk about politics of religion and five years of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

 
The fire and fury over Tandav and the arrest of Munawar Faruqui are straight out of the political playbook successfully mastered by Muslim fundamentalists, writes Vir Sanghvi

 
The government’s flagship scheme for crop insurance, the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, is yet to overcome hiccups despite having completed five years of existence and undergoing a thorough revamp in February 2020, notes our second editorial

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“We have not given adjudicating powers to the committee. You don't want to appear is understandable, but casting aspersions on someone because he expressed his view is not done. You don't need to brand anybody like this.”

Supreme Court on the farm issue



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