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  • Govt buys record 398.59 lakh tonnes of wheat at MSP for Rs 78,721 crore May 27, 2021 10:23 PM IST

    Govt buys record 398.59 lakh tonnes of wheat at MSP for Rs 78,721 crore

    The procurement has reached an all-time high, as it has exceeded previous high of 389.92 lakh tonnes achieved in the entire RMS 2020-21, an official statement said.

  • Farmer leaders firm on demand of repealing agri laws as agitation completes 100 days Mar 06, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    Farmer leaders firm on demand of repealing agri laws as agitation completes 100 days

    Darshan Pal, a senior member of the Samkyukta Kisan Morcha which is spearheading the going protest, said farmer unions stand firm on the demand of repeal of three agri laws.

  • Govt procures paddy worth Rs 81,400 crore; purchase in volume terms up 23% Dec 23, 2020 09:05 PM IST

    Govt procures paddy worth Rs 81,400 crore; purchase in volume terms up 23%

    Nodal agencies like FCI and others have also procured 217,449 MT of moong, urad, groundnut pods and soybean having an MSP value of Rs 1164.71 crore.

  • Farmers' groups say no to govt food, arrange own lunch at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan Dec 03, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Farmers' groups say no to govt food, arrange own lunch at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan

    Farmers' leaders told the government to focus on resolving the issues instead of trying to be a good host by offering lunch, Shinde said.

  • Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not Oct 30, 2020 08:21 AM IST

    Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not

    Kerala's MSP: The initiative is fraught with challenges, but there is a fighting chance of success

  • Punjab doesn't want confrontation with Centre over farm laws: Manpreet Badal Oct 23, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    Punjab doesn't want confrontation with Centre over farm laws: Manpreet Badal

    Speaking at a virtual event, Manpreet Badal said the Centre should not tinker with the existing system of the minimum support price (MSP) and procurement as it has stood the test of time.

  • MSP will be hiked continuously in coming years, says Rajnath Singh Oct 01, 2020 05:19 PM IST

    MSP will be hiked continuously in coming years, says Rajnath Singh

    Rajnath Singh also hit out at Congress for the burning of a tractor by protesters from their youth wing, saying, "As a weapon is sacred to soldiers, so is a tractor for farmers and by burning them, they are insulting our farmers.”

  • Govt achieves new record in wheat procurement at 38.2 million tonnes Jun 17, 2020 06:49 PM IST

    Govt achieves new record in wheat procurement at 38.2 million tonnes

    All over India, 42 lakh farmers have been benefitted and a total amount of about Rs 73,500 crore has been paid to them towards Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat, according to a Food Ministry statement.

  • With advancing monsoon and MSP hike, kharif sowing to progress speedily Jul 07, 2019 08:02 AM IST

    With advancing monsoon and MSP hike, kharif sowing to progress speedily

    Delayed rains have affected sowing of pulses, particularly short-duration crops. Acreage may be much behind last year's level, particularly for tur dal

  • Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 65/qtl for 2019-20 Jul 03, 2019 07:28 PM IST

    Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 65/qtl for 2019-20

    Paddy is the main kharif crop, the sowing of which begins with the onset of southwest monsoons.

  • Is agrarian distress behind the Maratha quota stir? Aug 13, 2018 05:43 PM IST

    Is agrarian distress behind the Maratha quota stir?

    The Marathas' call for greater representation in education and government jobs could be as much a product of the stress on the agrarian economy, as the role of age-old caste equations

  • Adequate procurement, MSP increases critical for rural demand pick up: Report Jun 28, 2018 06:22 PM IST

    Adequate procurement, MSP increases critical for rural demand pick up: Report

    According to a research report by HDFC Bank, the extent of pick up in rural demand is dependent on a number of factors, as a good monsoon alone will not do the trick.

  • In second Cabinet meet, Yogi Adityanath focuses on electricity and farmers Apr 11, 2017 07:23 PM IST

    In second Cabinet meet, Yogi Adityanath focuses on electricity and farmers

    The UP government is planning to sign an MoU with the Centre for 'power to all' scheme to ensure that there is power supply in various parts of the state.

  • Only 30-40% farmers benefited from loan waiver of 2008:Maha CM Apr 10, 2017 05:09 PM IST

    Only 30-40% farmers benefited from loan waiver of 2008:Maha CM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said farm loan waiver in the year 2008 barely helped 30-40 percent farmers.

  • Farmers hit as tur dal shops remain shut in Maharashtra Feb 13, 2017 12:50 PM IST

    Farmers hit as tur dal shops remain shut in Maharashtra

    Tur dal yards remain shut down across market yards in Maharashtra, despite the fact that minimum support price (MSP) of the lentil continued to fall steadily.

  • Cabinet may hike rabi pulses MSP by up to Rs 600/qt Nov 01, 2016 06:32 PM IST

    Cabinet may hike rabi pulses MSP by up to Rs 600/qt

    As preparations begin for the rabi sowing season, the Cabinet is expected to take a call on a proposal to hike minimum support price (MSP) by up to Rs 600/per quintal for pulses.

  • Punjab, HR paddy growers say 'not getting full MSP' Oct 12, 2016 04:46 PM IST

    Punjab, HR paddy growers say 'not getting full MSP'

    With paddy arrivals picking up in Punjab and Haryana, farmers in both agrarian states have claimed they are not getting full MSP for their crop, and blamed the nexus between rice shellers, officials of procurement agencies and others for the "scam".

  • Govt agencies buy 3,740 tonnes of kharif pulses at MSP Oct 04, 2016 01:40 PM IST

    Govt agencies buy 3,740 tonnes of kharif pulses at MSP

    Moong, tur and urad are the key kharif pulses, harvesting of which have begun in key growing states like Karnataka and Maharashtra.

  • Govt agencies set up 200 centres to procure pulses at MSP Sep 27, 2016 06:04 PM IST

    Govt agencies set up 200 centres to procure pulses at MSP

    An inter-ministerial meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Consumer Affairs Secretary Hem Pande to review prices and availability of pulses.

  • CEA panel for higher MSP, removal of export ban on pulses Sep 16, 2016 05:55 PM IST

    CEA panel for higher MSP, removal of export ban on pulses

    To provide farmers with better incentives for pulses relative to competing crops, a government-appointed committee under the Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian Friday proposed a hike in minimum support price (MSP) in a report to the Finance Minister.

  • Higher MSP to boost pulses production,check food inflation:Das Jul 07, 2016 03:18 PM IST

    Higher MSP to boost pulses production,check food inflation:Das

    Higher minimum support price (MSP) will increase the availability of pulses and help contain food inflation, Finance Ministry said on July 7

  • Farm revival some way off despite a good monsoon: Ind-Ra Jun 30, 2016 04:08 PM IST

    Farm revival some way off despite a good monsoon: Ind-Ra

    Farm recovery may be delayed despite a favourable monsoon this year and India needs more such spells because drought in the last two years has created much more severe stress, the latest report from India Ratings and Research said

  • Inadequate production spikes prices of pulses: CEA Jun 26, 2016 05:14 PM IST

    Inadequate production spikes prices of pulses: CEA

    Besides, there has been a shift in dietary habit in which pulses have become core of food habits among the Indian people, but there was inadequate production to meet the demand, Subramanian told an international conference here.

  • Pulses sowing down 27% at 3.32 lakh hectares Jun 17, 2016 08:04 PM IST

    Pulses sowing down 27% at 3.32 lakh hectares

    Area under pulses, whose prices are on the rise, is down 27 percent at 3.32 lakh hectares in the ongoing 2016-17 kharif season, despite higher support prices announced by the government

  • Citizens monetary policy panel: RBI to hit pause on rate Jun 06, 2016 05:58 PM IST

    Citizens monetary policy panel: RBI to hit pause on rate

    CNBC-TV18 has constituted its own citizens monetary policy committee to shadow the Reserve Bank of India's policy. At the inaugural panel meet, members agreed that the RBI will keep its rates unchanged.

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