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Best of BS Opinion: Trade imbalance, deficient distribution, and more

Here is the best of Business Standard's opinion pieces for Thursday

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Rajesh Kumar 

trade deficit

India’s merchandise trade deficit increased to a fresh high in July.

In this context, our lead editorial notes that, while the government is hopeful to attain the export target of $500 billion in the current year, India needs a more pragmatic trade policy to push up exports sustainably, which will not only provide durable external stability but also increase overall economic growth. Read here

To give a boost to the telecom sector, a legislation can be framed to convert spectrum auction payments to a reasonable percentage of revenues, writes Shyam Ponappa. Read here

Lower rainfall in some key regions will affect rice output, notes our second editorial. Read here

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First Published: Thu, August 04 2022. 07:12 IST