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  • Rural demand: Revival in rainfall improves farm income prospects Aug 12, 2019 10:45 AM IST

    Rural demand: Revival in rainfall improves farm income prospects

    The scare caused by truant rainfall in June has been made up to a considerable extent in July. If August also lends a shoulder, then farm output could get a major boost.

  • 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

  • Budget 2019: Centre's food subsidy bill goes up by 7.5% to Rs 1,84,220 crore Jul 05, 2019 07:04 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Centre's food subsidy bill goes up by 7.5% to Rs 1,84,220 crore

    The rise in the food subsidy bill this year is primarily because of the sharp rise in minimum support prices (MSPs) for 14 summer-sown kharif crops

  • Budget 2019 seeks to shift terms of trade in favour of agriculture Jul 05, 2019 04:28 PM IST

    Budget 2019 seeks to shift terms of trade in favour of agriculture

    The actualisation of healthy corporate income tax assumptions will critically depend on how rapidly the broader economy turns around, and how quickly consumption spending picks up

  • Budget 2019 | Big data meets bigger allocation in Modi's grand plans for farm sector Jun 26, 2019 12:43 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Big data meets bigger allocation in Modi's grand plans for farm sector

    Apps, blockchain, warehousing network, part of govt’s Rs 25 lakh crore wide-ranging plan to make farming rewarding.

  • Policy | Why the MSP is not lifting agricultural prices May 06, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    Policy | Why the MSP is not lifting agricultural prices

    Nafed and other agencies are sitting over 35 lakh tonnes of pulses procured over the last three years.

  • New CEA Subramanian's first Eco Survey may suggest big regulatory changes to solve agrarian distress Apr 24, 2019 11:44 AM IST

    New CEA Subramanian's first Eco Survey may suggest big regulatory changes to solve agrarian distress

    This is one of the bigger ideas that the economic survey this year would concentrate on - how to use technology and reduce regulations to bring markets closer to the farmers

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol | Sugar prices falls across India Apr 05, 2019 06:39 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol | Sugar prices falls across India

    Here's a roundup of the commodities market.

  • Opinion | GDP data shows pain points in farms; economy in slowdown mode Feb 28, 2019 07:19 PM IST

    Opinion | GDP data shows pain points in farms; economy in slowdown mode

    High inflation hurts people’s buying power, while low levels can indicate poor demand and weak economic activity. Currently, it is the latter that seems to be playing out in the rural economy.

  • Opinion | Kicking its sugar addiction should be Modi govt's priority if it returns in May Jan 08, 2019 11:27 AM IST

    Opinion | Kicking its sugar addiction should be Modi govt's priority if it returns in May

    The government needs to shrink its role in the sugar sector.

  • Quick take: Higher MSP prices are not detrimental for Marico in near term; buy on dips Jan 01, 2019 02:16 PM IST

    Quick take: Higher MSP prices are not detrimental for Marico in near term; buy on dips

    Looking at the price trend for the previous cycle, one finds that copra prices are largely determined by the prevailing demand-supply equation. In the previous deflationary cycle, copra prices breached their prevailing MSP briefly

  • Cabinet approves listing of seven government-owned companies Dec 28, 2018 04:20 PM IST

    Cabinet approves listing of seven government-owned companies

    The Centre also approved a hike in MSP for Copra, the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2018 and setting up of National Commission for Homeopathy.

  • Opinion | Will 2019 bring good luck for Indian farmers? Dec 20, 2018 01:51 PM IST

    Opinion | Will 2019 bring good luck for Indian farmers?

    If the new government elected in 2019 talks less and acts more, Indian farmers will benefit

  • BJD to demonstrate before Parliament on January 8 for hike in paddy MSP Dec 17, 2018 04:20 PM IST

    BJD to demonstrate before Parliament on January 8 for hike in paddy MSP

    BJD's vice-president Prasanna Acharya, who is also president of the party's farmers' wing, told reporters that the Centre had betrayed the farmers of Odisha with the false assurance to increase the MSP of paddy.

  • India’s chronic agri distress led to a change in political flags Dec 14, 2018 04:08 PM IST

    India’s chronic agri distress led to a change in political flags

  • Editor's Take | CPI inflation cools to 3.31%; Core inflation above 6% Nov 13, 2018 02:47 PM IST

    Editor's Take | CPI inflation cools to 3.31%; Core inflation above 6%

    Sakshi Batra is in conversation with Gaurav Choudhury, Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol to find out if a lower headline retail inflation number is actually good news.

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol: Roundup of key happenings in the market Sep 26, 2018 07:02 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol: Roundup of key happenings in the market

    Watch the video for a roundup of key happenings in the commodities market with a deep dive into some of the most active counters.

  • Low inflation may be short-lived as costly fuel and higher MSP set to bump up prices Sep 20, 2018 10:29 AM IST

    Low inflation may be short-lived as costly fuel and higher MSP set to bump up prices

    Most experts believe that a rate hike of 25 basis points is imminent in the RBI’s next bi-monthly monetary policy meeting in October

  • Govt plans another incentive package for sugar mills; MSP may be hiked to Rs 34/kg Sep 18, 2018 11:17 AM IST

    Govt plans another incentive package for sugar mills; MSP may be hiked to Rs 34/kg

    The MSP of sugar produced by mills may be raised to Rs 34 per kg, while loan restructuring and similar incentives for cooperative sugar mills may also be included in this fresh incentive package

  • Cabinet approves new procurement policy to ensure MSP to farmers Sep 12, 2018 02:00 PM IST

    Cabinet approves new procurement policy to ensure MSP to farmers

    A decision in this regard was taken in the cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held here.

  • Govt may announce Rs 10,000 cr scheme to ensure MSP to oilseeds growers Sep 09, 2018 11:49 AM IST

    Govt may announce Rs 10,000 cr scheme to ensure MSP to oilseeds growers

    The agriculture ministry has prepared a cabinet note proposing a new mechanism 'Price Deficiency Payment' on the lines of Madhya Pradesh government's Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana (BBY) to protect oilseeds farmers

  • Paddy farmers in Chhattisgarh to get bonus Sep 04, 2018 05:34 PM IST

    Paddy farmers in Chhattisgarh to get bonus

    The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh at his official residence here.

  • Centre to procure up to 23,250 tonne of green gram from Karnataka at MSP Aug 30, 2018 04:42 PM IST

    Centre to procure up to 23,250 tonne of green gram from Karnataka at MSP

    Pulses growers in the state are in distress as green gram prices have fallen below the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 6,975 per quintal fixed for the 2018-19 crop year (July-June).

  • Opinion | Move aside MPC, the rain gods will decide the next rate hike Aug 03, 2018 02:40 PM IST

    Opinion | Move aside MPC, the rain gods will decide the next rate hike

    If the weatherman’s predictions turn out to be true, then RBI’s assumptions go for a toss and food inflation might rear its head again.

  • Centre plans mega sale of pulses as stocks pile up Aug 02, 2018 02:45 PM IST

    Centre plans mega sale of pulses as stocks pile up

    The Centre is planning to provide 70 million households in selected districts with 2 kg of pulses monthly at a price that is about 50 percent cheaper than market prices.

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