Farmers block highways across the country

Protests against death of 5 farmers in Madhya Pradesh

by Ericka Sequeira

On 16 June 2017, farmer unions blocked highways in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha to protest the death of five farmers in Madhya Pradesh and the Centre’s failure to provide relief to ryots. In Madhya Pradesh, farmers under the aegis of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh(RKMS) blocked roads in various districts, following which 20 arrests were made. Meanwhile, in Gujarat around 4,000 elected representatives and party workers of the INC were detained while trying to block highways across Saurashtra and North Gujarat. Farmers have been demanding farm loan waivers, subsidized power supply, seeds and fertilizers for farmers, and MSP for farm produce.

References
1. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/protesting-farmers-block-highways-in-various-states/articleshow/59185179.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
6.1 -0.1
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
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Consumer Expectations Index
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Current Economic Conditions Index
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Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Jun 17 Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18
New projects 2.33 1.38 1.24 2.15
Completed projects 0.87 1.21 1.02 1.07
Stalled projects 2.67 0.69 0.93 3.34
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Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
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All listed Companies
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 Expenses 9.9 9.0 12.9 9.9
 Net profit -19.9 -18.1 -13.9 6.4
 PAT margin (%) 5.3 5.5 4.9 14.3
 Count of Cos. 4,482 4,470 4,431 96
Non-financial Companies
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 Expenses 10.5 8.2 12.3 7.8
 Net profit -25.1 -6.0 12.7 -1.6
 PAT margin (%) 5.2 6.2 6.4 12.8
 Net fixed assets 9.2 10.4
 Current assets 78.7 6.9
 Current liabilities 11.0 21.5
 Borrowings 10.4 4.9
 Reserves & surplus 5.2 0.0
 Count of Cos. 3,460 3,444 3,428 70
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All Companies
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 PAT margin (%) 3.1 2.8 3.6 8.3
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 Net worth 8.5 11.4 6.0 2.8
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 Count of Cos. 25,647 23,668 20,755 19
Non-financial Companies
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 Net profit -8.6 18.4 18.0 10.7
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.5 3.1 7.4
 Net fixed assets 13.3 17.3 5.4 4.4
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 Count of Cos. 20,897 19,807 17,287 17
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