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After fertilisers, Centre wants food subsidy to directly benefit farmers

January 13, 2020 7:10 am

In Odisha, procurement of paddy during the ongoing 2019-20 Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) is, for the first time, being done from registered farmers only after Aadhaar-based biometric authentication.

Bonus for wheat could become major election campaign issue in Madhya Pradesh

April 11, 2019 12:43 am

Congress government claims Centre not allowing payment of extra price to farmers.

MSP politics: The Price of Rice

February 21, 2019 12:15 am

The Congress government’s paddy populism in Chhattisgarh could hit a hurdle in New Delhi.

MSP intervention: A different surplus

January 10, 2019 12:45 am

The unprecedented procurement of pulses and oilseeds in the last couple of years has created problems — and opportunities.

Traders want state to do away with APMC Act provision on suspending their licenses

September 07, 2018 8:42 am

Traders want the government to do away with the sections of APMC Act that allow market committees to suspend licenses of traders who purchase commodities below the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

Govt hikes sugarcane price by Rs 20 per quintal to Rs 275

July 18, 2018 3:57 pm

The FRP, which is the minimum price that sugar mills have to pay to sugarcane farmers, is Rs 255 per quintal for the 2017-18 season. The increase is also likely to result in states like Uttar Pradesh, which do not follow the centrally-announced FRP, raising their own advisory prices.

Govt hikes raw jute MSP by Rs 200 to Rs 3,700/quintal for 2018-19

April 25, 2018 6:29 pm

The decision would benefit jute farmers mainly in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar which account for 95 per cent of the country's jute production. The government in the Budget for 2018-19 had announced fixing MSPs at 1.5 times the cost of production for various crops.

From Plate to Plough: The right agri-support

April 02, 2018 4:31 am

Schemes to ensure that farmers get fair returns will come a croppper unless trade and tariffs are synced with minimum support prices.

Mann ki baat: PM Narendra Modi focus on farmers, BR Ambedkar

March 26, 2018 6:57 am

PM Modi 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.

When the State becomes the Market

March 22, 2018 12:31 am

The main reason for rising governmental procurement of wheat and paddy has been the steady increase in their minimum support prices (MSP).


What the thousands of farmers protesting in Maharashtra are demanding

November 21, 2018 1:52 pm

Around 30,000 farmers and tribals are marching from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Here’s a list of their long-pending demands.