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  • How is MSP calculated and what are the implications of the recent hike? Aug 01, 2018 05:49 PM IST

    How is MSP calculated and what are the implications of the recent hike?

    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.

  • RBI policy: 10 key takeaways from MPC’s rate hike Aug 01, 2018 05:23 PM IST

    RBI policy: 10 key takeaways from MPC’s rate hike

    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.

  • How will the hike in FRP on sugarcane impact sugar industry? Jul 24, 2018 08:16 AM IST

    How will the hike in FRP on sugarcane impact sugar industry?

    FRP and MSP: Are the two rates contradictory or do they supplement each other in guaranteeing a fair price for farmers?

  • Podcast | Is the steep hike in MSP for kharif crops a giant leap for the Indian farmer? Jul 13, 2018 07:15 PM IST

    Podcast | Is the steep hike in MSP for kharif crops a giant leap for the Indian farmer?

    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.

  • Centre's MSP hike is damage control move on poll eve: Congress Jul 11, 2018 08:20 AM IST

    Centre's MSP hike is damage control move on poll eve: Congress

    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.

  • Insight 18 | Higher MSP: A mix of price, policy and politics Jul 09, 2018 03:21 PM IST

    Insight 18 | Higher MSP: A mix of price, policy and politics

    Watch the accompanying Insight 18 video that decodes why the MSP is a mix of price, policy, and politics.

  • Will the MSP hike double farm income or is it a myopic patch work? Jul 05, 2018 04:10 PM IST

    Will the MSP hike double farm income or is it a myopic patch work?

    MSP is a short term eye wash which can be called a myopic solution to the agrarian distress.

  • MSP hike: Experts say Modi govt's decision likely to impact inflation, fiscal arithmetic Jul 05, 2018 09:42 AM IST

    MSP hike: Experts say Modi govt's decision likely to impact inflation, fiscal arithmetic

    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

  • Centre's MSP hike historic move, says Fadnavis Jul 04, 2018 09:08 PM IST

    Centre's MSP hike historic move, says Fadnavis

    Fadnavis thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fulfilling the promise of giving farmers' minimum support price 1.5 times higher than the production cost.

  • Hike in MSP will benefit farmers in major way:Amit Shah Jul 04, 2018 04:32 PM IST

    Hike in MSP will benefit farmers in major way:Amit Shah

    The decision, taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comes less than a year before next general election.

  • N Chandrababu Naidu seeks PM Modi's intervention on MSP, free power, crop insurance May 07, 2018 06:42 PM IST

    N Chandrababu Naidu seeks PM Modi's intervention on MSP, free power, crop insurance

    "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.

  • Indian Agriculture: Misdirected populist policies doing more harm than good Apr 24, 2018 02:52 PM IST

    Indian Agriculture: Misdirected populist policies doing more harm than good

    Populist support measures are only a short-term solution and aggravate the imbalance in resource allocation.

  • Agriculture Ministry to soon move Cabinet note to ensure farmers get MSP Apr 08, 2018 02:38 PM IST

    Agriculture Ministry to soon move Cabinet note to ensure farmers get MSP

    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)

  • Each input cost will be considered while fixing MSP, says PM Modi in Mann ki Baat Mar 25, 2018 12:17 PM IST

    Each input cost will be considered while fixing MSP, says PM Modi in Mann ki Baat

    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.

  • Maharashtra govt to ensure procurement of all farm produce: Minister Mar 22, 2018 02:48 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt to ensure procurement of all farm produce: Minister

    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.

  • Short-term solutions like MSP, farm loan waiver will not put an end to farmers' income woes Mar 13, 2018 04:28 PM IST

    Short-term solutions like MSP, farm loan waiver will not put an end to farmers' income woes

    Maharashtra has a lopsided allocation of resources that favors certain crops and orphans others, which further aggravates the issue of farmers' incomes.

  • RBI may not cut rates in 2018 despite dip in inflation Mar 13, 2018 03:59 PM IST

    RBI may not cut rates in 2018 despite dip in inflation

    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.

  • Niti Aayog to meet states on March 9 to discuss new MSP formula Mar 07, 2018 08:52 AM IST

    Niti Aayog to meet states on March 9 to discuss new MSP formula

    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.

  • Centre, states to discuss ways to ensure MSP for farmers Feb 15, 2018 08:20 PM IST

    Centre, states to discuss ways to ensure MSP for farmers

    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

  • Govt buys Rs 3,077cr worth kharif urad and moong at MSP so far Feb 07, 2018 03:35 PM IST

    Govt buys Rs 3,077cr worth kharif urad and moong at MSP so far

    Under the PSS, procurement is undertaken to protect farmers when market rates fall below the minimum support price (MSP) level.

  • Decision on MSP hike to have minimal impact on inflation: SBI report Feb 06, 2018 11:39 AM IST

    Decision on MSP hike to have minimal impact on inflation: SBI report

    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

  • Budget 2018: Here's why a higher MSP doesn't cheer many Feb 02, 2018 08:26 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Here's why a higher MSP doesn't cheer many

    There are a few hiccups, including the method to calculate cost of production while deciding the support price

  • Government's promise to hike MSP another 'jumla': Yogendra Yadav Feb 01, 2018 09:10 PM IST

    Government's promise to hike MSP another 'jumla': Yogendra Yadav

    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.

  • 'Agriculture exports should grow to $120 billion by 2022 to double farm pay' Jan 10, 2018 06:55 PM IST

    'Agriculture exports should grow to $120 billion by 2022 to double farm pay'

    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.

  • Higher MSP, non repayment of bills should be legal rights of farmers: Raju Shetti Dec 27, 2017 08:49 AM IST

    Higher MSP, non repayment of bills should be legal rights of farmers: Raju Shetti

    The MP also said that farmers should get 50 per cent higher MSP on crops as a statutory right.

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