Oct 30, 2017 03:44 PM IST
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.
- Oct 25, 2017 10:44 AM IST
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.
- Jul 31, 2017 12:03 PM IST
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
- May 17, 2017 03:33 PM IST
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.
- May 11, 2017 02:51 PM IST
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.
- Apr 10, 2017 05:09 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said farm loan waiver in the year 2008 barely helped 30-40 percent farmers.
- Feb 13, 2017 12:50 PM IST
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.
- Dec 31, 2016 07:09 PM IST
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.
- Dec 22, 2016 09:34 PM IST
The government will procure pulses
at minimum support price (MSP) from farmers if market rates
fall below MSP, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said.
- Dec 08, 2016 09:00 AM IST
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.
- Nov 04, 2016 09:34 AM IST
"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.
- Nov 01, 2016 06:32 PM IST
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.
- Oct 12, 2016 04:46 PM IST
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".
- Oct 10, 2016 01:14 PM IST
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.
- Oct 04, 2016 01:40 PM IST
Moong, tur and urad are the key kharif pulses, harvesting of which have begun in key growing states like Karnataka and Maharashtra.
- Sep 29, 2016 07:26 PM IST
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.
- Sep 16, 2016 05:55 PM IST
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.
- Jun 02, 2016 08:05 PM IST
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'.
- Jun 01, 2016 07:25 PM IST
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.
- Jun 01, 2016 01:00 PM IST
The Cabinet also approved a substantial increase in the MSP of pulses for the 2016-17 kharif season.
- Apr 27, 2016 03:07 PM IST
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.
- Apr 20, 2016 05:42 PM IST
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.
- Mar 29, 2016 01:48 PM IST
The main agenda is to remove multiple levies on agriculture products and protect farmers against price volatility, sources tell CNBC-TV18.
- Feb 22, 2016 10:26 PM IST
"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.
- Feb 17, 2016 07:46 PM IST
"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.