May 15, 2021 9:14 pm
Sources in the ministry of cooperation and marketing said, “Despite the ongoing pandemic and surplus production for past three years leading to decline in sugar demand and prices, Maharashtra has fared well.”
April 11, 2021 12:56 am
The decision comes after Rai inspected Narela mandi on Friday and said FCI had not set up counters there — which was later countered by FCI’s Delhi region general manager who said the counters have been set up at Narela depot, adjacent to the mandi.
April 10, 2021 6:01 am
State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday had said the state government was left with “no choice” but to implement the DBT scheme from the current season as Centre said it will not lift the grains if the new system was not followed.
April 10, 2021 2:07 am
The minister said he will hold a meeting with senior FCI officials at the Delhi Secretariat on Saturday to discuss the matter, even as FCI officials stated that Rai’s claims were false.
April 06, 2021 7:30 am
This comes despite the yards of APMCs getting inundated with the arrival of the commodity in a crop year that has seen farmers sowing the legume in record areas.
April 01, 2021 10:34 pm
Union Minister Piyush Goyal on March 27 had written to Punjab government to implement the direct payment of the minimum support price (MSP) to farmers
March 31, 2021 4:34 am
“The state government has time and again sought extension on these timelines...” and despite being given sufficient time to comply with the guidelines, the “state has not implemented these provisions so far”, Goyal wrote in his March 27 letter.
March 19, 2021 8:35 am
The Centre has been issuing such directions to the state government for the past couple of years. But in Punjab, payment of farmers comes in the accounts of the arhtiyas (commission agents) who further make it to the farmers through cheques or online transfer.
March 15, 2021 1:34 am
Speaking at an event in his home district, Malik said if the Centre gives legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP) for crops, farmers will relent.
March 09, 2021 3:50 am
Besides gram, the Centre has announced that it will procure mustard and wheat also from Gujarat.