Aug 01, 2018 05:49 PM IST
In its present form, the MSP provides only a partial reprieve to farmers, whose fortunes are still exposed to the vagaries of the weather, and the caprices of moneylenders.
- Aug 01, 2018 05:23 PM IST
RBI raised its key lending rate by 25 basis points to 6.5 percent, keeping its focus firmly on taming inflation, but sounded bullish about the broader economy’s prospects.
- Jul 24, 2018 08:16 AM IST
FRP and MSP: Are the two rates contradictory or do they supplement each other in guaranteeing a fair price for farmers?
- Jul 13, 2018 07:15 PM IST
Will the government's recent announcement of a steep hike in the MSP for Kharif crops, address all the battles that farmers have been fighting by themselves? Or will it just address part of the problem? Experts have different takes on the issue.
- Jul 11, 2018 08:20 AM IST
Initiating a debate on the problems faced by farmers due to delays in procurement of tur, Vikhe Patil said there was a difference between what is preached and practiced by the government.
- Jul 09, 2018 03:21 PM IST
Watch the accompanying Insight 18 video that decodes why the MSP is a mix of price, policy, and politics.
- Jul 05, 2018 04:10 PM IST
MSP is a short term eye wash which can be called a myopic solution to the agrarian distress.
- Jul 05, 2018 09:42 AM IST
The move could benefit farmers, based on the harvest output, but experts warn that the move may stoke inflation, hike interest rates and/or widen fiscal deficit
- Jul 04, 2018 09:08 PM IST
Fadnavis thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fulfilling the promise of giving farmers' minimum support price 1.5 times higher than the production cost.
- Jul 04, 2018 04:32 PM IST
The decision, taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comes less than a year before next general election.
- May 07, 2018 06:42 PM IST
"It is learnt that the Government of India is coming up with a proposal to amend the Electricity Act, 2003, which enables the Centre to double down on states not to offer free power to any segment of consumers.
- Apr 24, 2018 02:52 PM IST
Populist support measures are only a short-term solution and aggravate the imbalance in resource allocation.
- Apr 08, 2018 02:38 PM IST
The objective of the proposed policy is to improve the speed of response and effectiveness of procurement in cases when prices drop below the minimum support price (MSP)
- Mar 25, 2018 12:17 PM IST
Addressing the nation via his monthly radio programme, Mann ki Baat, the Prime Minister said a major decision was taken in this year's budget to ensure adequate returns to farmers when the government decided to give at least one-and-a-half times the input costs as MSP for the scheduled crops.
- Mar 22, 2018 02:48 PM IST
State co-operation minister Subhash Deshmukh said in the Legislative Assembly that 12.69 lakh tonne 'tur', 54,000 tonne 'moong' and 5.86 lakh tonne 'udid' (all varieties of pulses grown by farmers) have been procured by the government so far in the financial year 2017-18.
- Mar 13, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Maharashtra has a lopsided allocation of resources that favors certain crops and orphans others, which further aggravates the issue of farmers' incomes.
- Mar 13, 2018 03:59 PM IST
Risks like the higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for food grains promised in the budget, according to them, can push up the inflation in the next fiscal year.
- Mar 07, 2018 08:52 AM IST
The government in the Budget for 2018-19 last month announced that it will fix the MSP of Kharif 2019 crops at least 1.5 times than the cost of production.
- Feb 15, 2018 08:20 PM IST
Stating that the Centre is open to all suggestions from stakeholders, he said the ministry is studying the model adopted by Madhya Pradesh and Telangana governments
- Feb 07, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Under the PSS, procurement is undertaken to protect farmers when market rates fall below the minimum support price (MSP) level.
- Feb 06, 2018 11:39 AM IST
In Budget 2018, Arun Jaitley said he is fulfilling a promise made by his party in the election manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections – the promise of a minimum support price that is 50% higher than farmers’ cost of production
- Feb 02, 2018 08:26 PM IST
There are a few hiccups, including the method to calculate cost of production while deciding the support price
- Feb 01, 2018 09:10 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier today had announced to fix support price of Kharif crops like paddy at least 50 percent higher than the cost of production.
- Jan 10, 2018 06:55 PM IST
India ranks second globally in agricultural production at USD 367 bn. The country needs to push its agricultural exports in order to double the farmers' income.
- Dec 27, 2017 08:49 AM IST
The MP also said that farmers should get 50 per cent higher MSP on crops as a statutory right.