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  • SKM rejects govt's MSP panel; says 'so-called' farmer leaders who supported 3 farm laws are in panel Jul 19, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    SKM rejects govt's MSP panel; says 'so-called' farmer leaders who supported 3 farm laws are in panel

    The government on Monday formed a committee on Minimum Support Price (MSP), eight months after it promised to set up such a panel while withdrawing the three contentious farm laws.

  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha meet today to discuss legal guarantee for MSP, Lakhimpur violence Jul 12, 2022 10:26 AM IST

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha meet today to discuss legal guarantee for MSP, Lakhimpur violence

    As many as 60 farm bodies are scheduled to take part in the meeting of the umbrella organisation of various farmers' organisations.

  • Need MSP till markets get competitive, but should not be given through procurement: Niti Aayog member Jul 06, 2022 04:19 PM IST

    Need MSP till markets get competitive, but should not be given through procurement: Niti Aayog member

    Ramesh Chand, a member of the government think tank Niti Aayog, stated on Wednesday that the minimum support price for agricultural crops should continue as long as markets become competitive and efficient, but it should be provided by methods other than procurement.

  • MSP system should be reformed, less govt intervention crucial to agri growth: NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand Jul 06, 2022 01:38 PM IST

    MSP system should be reformed, less govt intervention crucial to agri growth: NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand

    Chand batted for deferred deficiency price payments (DPP) as an alternative to the existing procurement based MSP structure.

  • Farmers will wage fierce battle against govt if it doesn't bring law on MSP: Satya Pal Malik Jun 13, 2022 07:03 AM IST

    Farmers will wage fierce battle against govt if it doesn't bring law on MSP: Satya Pal Malik

    Speaking at a Jat community programme here, Malik said he will also join the movement once he completes his term as Meghalaya governor.

  • Monsoon Update on June 10 | Rainfall likely to increase in second half of June Jun 10, 2022 05:34 PM IST

    Monsoon Update on June 10 | Rainfall likely to increase in second half of June

    The rainfall during the current monsoon season is likely to be 103 percent of the long-period average, which would then mark the fourth consecutive year of India experiencing a normal monsoon season, according to the India Meteorological Department's second long-range forecast.

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening Jun 08, 2022 06:57 PM IST

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  • Cabinet approves higher minimum support prices for 2022-23 kharif season Jun 08, 2022 04:24 PM IST

    Cabinet approves higher minimum support prices for 2022-23 kharif season

    The issue of 5G spectrum pricing was not taken up in the cabinet meeting today, Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur said.

  • Private wheat exports only banned to redirect shipments to nations which need it more: Officials May 14, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    Private wheat exports only banned to redirect shipments to nations which need it more: Officials

    This comes in the backdrop of wheat production estimated for 2022-23 now falling to 105 million tonnes, from the earlier 113.5 million tonnes estimated.

  • India to send trade delegations to 9 countries to boost wheat exports May 12, 2022 05:30 PM IST

    India to send trade delegations to 9 countries to boost wheat exports

    Government plans to push wheat exports, even as domestic prices reach decadal highs, raising retail prices of Atta as well.

  •  Exclusive | Govt may impose export controls on wheat by June May 11, 2022 04:43 PM IST

     Exclusive | Govt may impose export controls on wheat by June

    The sudden fall in wheat yields due to the heatwave across North India, and continuing bulk purchases by traders eyeing exports, have led to government procurement slowing down. If the situation persists, restrictions could become inevitable soon, say officials.

  • Govt hikes MSP of raw jute Rs 250 to Rs 4750 per quintal Mar 22, 2022 04:03 PM IST

    Govt hikes MSP of raw jute Rs 250 to Rs 4750 per quintal

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the MSP for raw jute for the 2022-23 season.

  • Union Budget 2022 | Farm sector hails generous MSP, fertiliser sops, vows of doubling income Feb 01, 2022 06:18 PM IST

    Union Budget 2022 | Farm sector hails generous MSP, fertiliser sops, vows of doubling income

    While the Budget 2022 lined up steps that will increase the farmers’ income 'substantially', there was no clarity about the desired income level which would have proved that the incomes did actually double

  • Budget 2022 will double farmers' income, benefit MSMEs, says PM Modi Feb 01, 2022 03:56 PM IST

    Budget 2022 will double farmers' income, benefit MSMEs, says PM Modi

    Budget 2022 | The announcement of "over Rs 2.25 lakh crore MSP (minimum support price)" is aimed at benefitting the farmers as the amount "will be directly transferred" to them, the prime minister said.

  • Economic Survey 2022 | No space for farmer protests, farm sector reforms Jan 31, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2022 | No space for farmer protests, farm sector reforms

    The government had promised to double farmers’ income by 2022. However, it finds no mention in the survey. It exhorts farmers to focus more on allied activities, like animal husbandry and fishing, than on crop cultivation to boost income. While this is good advice, it is neither new nor path-breaking.

  • Doubling farmers' income by 2022 a goal within reach? Jan 28, 2022 02:49 PM IST

    Doubling farmers' income by 2022 a goal within reach?

    There is no data after AY2018-19 on average income of farming households and the pandemic has probably worsened last-mile delivery of several schemes the Centre has over the years said it would augment income of farmers

  • MSP for every crop, free irrigation, cane arrear in 15 days: Akhilesh Yadav's promises to farmers Jan 17, 2022 06:07 PM IST

    MSP for every crop, free irrigation, cane arrear in 15 days: Akhilesh Yadav's promises to farmers

    Akhilesh Yadav also said that cases lodged against farmers during their agitation against the now-repealed farm laws would be withdrawn, and the families of farmers who died during the protest would be given Rs 25 lakh each.

  • No one raises issue of hiking MSP for sugarcane out of fear: Varun Gandhi Dec 22, 2021 08:57 AM IST

    No one raises issue of hiking MSP for sugarcane out of fear: Varun Gandhi

    Interacting with villagers, the MP, who was on a two-day tour of the Baheri Assembly constituency in Bareilly (a part of the Pilibhit Lok Sabha segment), said barring him, no other MLA or MP from the ruling party has the courage to raise the issue of increasing the MSP for sugarcane.

  • Rakesh Tikait says bigger issue of MSP persists, questions govt's intention Dec 17, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Rakesh Tikait says bigger issue of MSP persists, questions govt's intention

    The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) continued his attack on the Centre as he returned home after 383 days of protest at Ghazipur on Delhi’s border.

  • Govt says no farmer died due to police action during farmers' protests Dec 10, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Govt says no farmer died due to police action during farmers' protests

    In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said, "the subject of compensation, etc. to the families of the deceased farmers in the farmers movement is with the concerned state governments”.

  • A comprehensive MSP is impractical, so what’s the solution then? Dec 03, 2021 10:30 AM IST

    A comprehensive MSP is impractical, so what’s the solution then?

    Experience so far shows guaranteeing an MSP causes havoc on the ground. The solution to making farming viable lies elsewhere

  • MSP policy has not benefitted most farmers Nov 24, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    MSP policy has not benefitted most farmers

    A majority of farm households are not aware of MSP and government procurement of foodgrain and other crops.

  • Five implications of repealing farm laws Nov 22, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    Five implications of repealing farm laws

    Throughout the protests, interests of those farmers who are not wealthy, and do not own vast tracts of land were missing. With the U-turn, Modi has condemned them to another quarter century of economic subjugation 

  • What will be the future of agriculture reforms? Nov 22, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    What will be the future of agriculture reforms?

    The announcement to repeal the farm laws 2020 on the ground that the Centre could not convince a section of farmers clearly indicates that reforms are hard for any government, but no reforms will be fatal for agriculture 

  • The politics and economics of farm laws repeal Nov 22, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    The politics and economics of farm laws repeal

    What the Centre had planned would, in the aggregate, raise farm incomes substantially and enable India to move up from being a low middle income country. The crucial mistake the Centre made was not to spend enough time with farmers explaining the whole new system and securing their support

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