Stuck in a loop of problems, MSMEs suffer

Liquidity crunch and lack of access to formal credit hamper the growth of MSMEs in Karnataka The smell of the fumes and whirring sound of machines can be constantly felt as one walks on the streets of Bengaluru’s industrial areas. Lines of buildings across the streets stand tall, housing, big machines, multiple metal bars, aluminium […]

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Everything might not be coming up roses for Bengaluru’s floriculturists

Owing to high input costs and lack of access to schemes, the future for rose farmers seems bleak. If you travel to Anekal, 40 km from Bengaluru city, you begin to notice its floricultural settings. The minute you reach Chandapura or Jigani, depending on the route you take, you begin seeing flower carts selling heaps […]

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Youngsters are unlikely to work in agricultural sector

Youngsters are abandoning their own farm land due to high-cost modern farming technology and a water shortage. They are relocating to new positions and opting for other jobs. Harsha Yadav, a 19-year-old student, living in Golahalli, Bengaluru, returned home from his college.  He began reading his computer class textbook right away. He expressed his desire […]

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Algo trades flourishing but SEBI yet to regulate the system

Since its legalization in 2009, algorithmic trading has evolved significantly but due to unregulated algo trades, market manipulations pose a threat to transparency. Algorithmic trading has become popular in the Indian market, despite the accompanying risks. The recent National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location scam illustrated the dangers of algo-trading and highlighted the need for regulation. Half of […]

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Not many women in India make it to boardrooms

While there has been an improvement in the number of women holding positions in boardrooms, the participation rate continues to remain low as compared to the workforce. The number of women holding board positions in companies has increased over the years but this increase has been quite slow. From 12.4 percent participation rate in 2017, […]

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Domestic rose market blooms as exports wither

While the export-oriented Indian flower industry has yet to recover from the pandemic’s losses, rose farmers got a break on Valentine’s Day. After two years, rose exports have managed to dampen the spirits of Indian flower farmers, who are being compensated in terms of price by domestic markets.  Rose markets suffering from poor exports due […]

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Students engage in part-time jobs to be financially independent

Parents think finishing studies should be a priority instead. Intending to improve skills, youths are opting for part-time jobs and internships that will enable them to apply their theoretical knowledge to their workplaces. Megha Bhargava, a final-year architecture student who does a part-time job at Waavie, an architecture firm in Bengaluru, explained, “Studying and then […]

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Textile Industry and Covid-19

Benguluru has a vast textile industry that has been affected adversely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Textile & garments industry in India is expected to reach $223 billion by 2021 from $140.4 billion in 2018, according to Invest India statistics. Manufacturers in the Textile Industry- Motherland Garments Private Ltd’s Managing Director A.J. Pandiam said that […]

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