Minimum Support Price (MSP)

Minimum Support Price (MSP) News

Cabinet announces minimum support price of 14 Kharif crops

This year, for paddy - the country’s main Kharif crop - the new MSP is Rs 65 per quintal more compared to last year.

Delhi govt to raise minimum support price for wheat, paddy crops

Based on all relevant factors, the MSP for Delhi for wheat and paddy crops has been decided after considering the higher production cost in the national capital as compared to other states, officials said.


Agri-marketing: DTH from Farm

These farmers have shown that the future lies in selling directly from fields and not in mandis.

Telling Numbers: Rise in MSPs of kharif, rabi crops

Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh was responding to questions on the recommendations of the National Commission on Farmers headed by Dr M S Swaminathan and related subjects, asked by Balabhadra Majhi of the BJD and Dinesh Trivedi of the Trinamool Congress.

Govt’s role should be that of a fire brigade, lend a helping hand to farmers in a crisis: Pasha Patel

"During drought, the government can employ the services of agriculture workers for water conservation and tree plantation works for the next five months under MNEREGA. The Centre and state are working closely to find solutions to this vexed problem," says Maharashtra Agriculture Price Commission chairman.

From plate to plough: Perils of over promising

Manifesto pledges to raise farmers’ incomes and increase MSPs take away focus from the structural reforms that are urgently required.


'Kisan March' in Delhi from November 28 to 30: AIKS General Secretary Hannan Mollah

Asserting that farmers' issues continue to be at the centre of the Left parties' political activities, AIKS General Secretary Hannan Mollah claimed that successive governments' "failure" to bring "land reforms" has triggered the "agricultural crisis".

What new Rabi MSPs don’t factor in: Actual price hikes for diesel, other inputs

For the upcoming 2018-19 rabi planting season, the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) in the Agriculture Ministry has computed the all-India average A2+FL production costs for six crops: wheat, barley, chana (chickpea), masur (lentil), rapeseed-mustard and safflower.

Pune: As commodity prices fall, farmer leaders seek urgent govt intervention

On Wednesday, the central government had declared a hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of rabi crops, meant to placate farmers who have been receiving lower returns on agricultural produce.

Bearish signals: When minimum support price is only on paper

For the Modi government and farmers, it’s not MSPs for rabi, but below-MSP rates for kharif crops now being marketed, that should really worry.