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  • Farmers agitate over MSP, loan waiver issues Oct 30, 2017 03:44 PM IST

    Farmers agitate over MSP, loan waiver issues

    They demanded hike in minimum support price (MSP) and farm loan waiver and warned of wider protests if the government remains insensitive to their demands.

  • Prudent hike in MSP to keep food price inflation contained: Report Oct 25, 2017 10:44 AM IST

    Prudent hike in MSP to keep food price inflation contained: Report

    The government yesterday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs 110 to Rs 1,735 a quintal and of pulses by up to Rs 400 per quintal to encourage farmers to boost area and production of these crops.

  • India may lift ban on pulse exports to deal with glut and price crash at home Jul 31, 2017 12:03 PM IST

    India may lift ban on pulse exports to deal with glut and price crash at home

    Opening up exports for the first time since 2006-07 will also allow the trading community and farmers to better manage abundant domestic stocks and realise better prices

  • Govt mulls Rs 160/quintal hike in cotton MSP for 2017-18 May 17, 2017 03:33 PM IST

    Govt mulls Rs 160/quintal hike in cotton MSP for 2017-18

    It is also planning to promote Bt cotton variety developed by the government research body ICAR and expects increased area coverage and better output on hopes of good southwest monsoon that has already hit Kerala in advance.

  • Govt looks at Rs 80 per quintal hike in paddy MSP for 2017-18 May 11, 2017 02:51 PM IST

    Govt looks at Rs 80 per quintal hike in paddy MSP for 2017-18

    The MSP of paddy was fixed at Rs 1,470 for the common grade and Rs 1,510 for the 'A' grade variety for the 2016-17 crop year that ends next month.

  • 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.

  • 50 days after note ban: What to expect from PM Modi's speech? Dec 31, 2016 07:09 PM IST

    50 days after note ban: What to expect from PM Modi's speech?

    On the eve of New Year, all eyes in the country will be glued to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's televised address to the nation at 7.30 pm.

  • Govt to procure pulses if mkt rates fall below MSP Dec 22, 2016 09:34 PM IST

    Govt to procure pulses if mkt rates fall below MSP

    The government will procure pulses at minimum support price (MSP) from farmers if market rates fall below MSP, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said.

  • Pulses import at 27.48 lakh tonnes in April-October Dec 08, 2016 09:00 AM IST

    Pulses import at 27.48 lakh tonnes in April-October

    Total imports of pulses by private sector and the government agencies stood at 27,48,473 tonnes, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs C R Chaudhary said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

  • Govt to start procuring groundnut from Gujarat Nov 04, 2016 09:34 AM IST

    Govt to start procuring groundnut from Gujarat

    "Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has received a proposal from Government of Gujarat for procurement of Groundnut under Price Support Scheme (PSS) in Gujarat during current kharif season, 2016-17," an official statement said.

  • 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".

  • Hike in MSP of pulses will give output a leg-up, says Paswan Oct 10, 2016 01:14 PM IST

    Hike in MSP of pulses will give output a leg-up, says Paswan

    The minister hoped that the hike of up to Rs 425 per quintal in the minimum support price (MSP) of pulses will bring down the gap between production and supply in a big way.

  • 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 to further import 1.70 lakh tonnes of pulses Sep 29, 2016 07:26 PM IST

    Govt to further import 1.70 lakh tonnes of pulses

    MMTC is importing pulses on behalf of the government. So far, it has contracted 1.81 lakh tonnes of pulses, of which 36,000 tonnes have already arrived, as per the official data.

  • 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.

  • Minimum support price rise needed; inflation not a worry: Kotak Jun 02, 2016 08:05 PM IST

    Minimum support price rise needed; inflation not a worry: Kotak

    Kotak Economic Research estimates that the rise in MSP is likely to push CPI inflation by almost 40-45 bps (30-35 bps in FY2016). But the increase in price is unlikely to have any 'adverse inflationary impact'.

  • Bonus, minimum support price hike to pull more farmers to pulses Jun 01, 2016 07:25 PM IST

    Bonus, minimum support price hike to pull more farmers to pulses

    The government has hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of pulses and green-lit a bonus of Rs 425 per quintal. These measures will incentivise more farmers to take up farming of the kitchen staple.

  • Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 60 to Rs 1,470/qtl for 2016-17 Jun 01, 2016 01:00 PM IST

    Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 60 to Rs 1,470/qtl for 2016-17

    The Cabinet also approved a substantial increase in the MSP of pulses for the 2016-17 kharif season.

  • Govt needs to have its finger on the 'pulse' of black marketers Apr 27, 2016 03:07 PM IST

    Govt needs to have its finger on the 'pulse' of black marketers

    Even as prices of pulses went through the roof these last few months, the Centre and state governments haven't been sitting idle. After a series of raids, the Maharashtra government has decided to enact a law to cap the maximum prices of the pulses.

  • CACP suggests hike in paddy MSP by Rs 60/qtl, pulses by Rs 200 Apr 20, 2016 05:42 PM IST

    CACP suggests hike in paddy MSP by Rs 60/qtl, pulses by Rs 200

    For 2015-16 kharif (summer) season, the government had fixed the MSP of common variety paddy at Rs 1,410 and grade A variety grain at Rs 1,450 per quintal.

  • SEBI may overhaul norms for agri commodities: Sources Mar 29, 2016 01:48 PM IST

    SEBI may overhaul norms for agri commodities: Sources

    The main agenda is to remove multiple levies on agriculture products and protect farmers against price volatility, sources tell CNBC-TV18.

  • Prices of pulses will not rise this year: Paswan Feb 22, 2016 10:26 PM IST

    Prices of pulses will not rise this year: Paswan

    "We have ensured that a buffer stock is maintained to check supply of pulses, while we have increased MSP of pulses to increase its production," Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan was quoted in a statement.

  • Cement demand to grow by 4-6 percent next fiscal: Ind-Ra Feb 17, 2016 07:46 PM IST

    Cement demand to grow by 4-6 percent next fiscal: Ind-Ra

    "Demand for cement (is expected) to grow by 4-6 percent in FY17, double the growth registered in 2015, on the back of government spending in the construction and infrastructure segment," Ind-Ra said in its latest report.

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