Friday, April 19, 2019, 11:23 AM
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that MSP would also be announced in the separate farmers' budget which his party's manifesto has promised. Addressing a campaign-rally at Vanthli in Junagadh district, he also accused PM Narendra Modi of applying different rules to the rich and the poor. The Modi government was ready to waive loans of rich industrialists but not those of farmers, he said.
Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:33 AM
As India has been witnessing distressed farmers' protest in different states, Kerala's Left government has made a loud political point by announcing purchase of agricultural produce like onions, potatoes from North Indian farmers with a Minimum Support Price. Central government and state government have to act to save farmers. And Kerala government is saying yes to this, Thomas Isaac said.
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:31 PM
Amid growing demands for farm loan waivers, Niti Aayog Member and agriculture policy expert Ramesh Chand said he is not in favour of debt waivers as this help only a-small-fraction of farmers. The country recently witnessed agitations by farmers in key farm states in support of their demands ranging from farm loan waiver to clearing of dues by sugar mills and higher-prices for crops.
02 August 2018, Thursday
RBI hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points. The repo rate has gone up from 6.25% to 6.5%. ...
16 July 2018, Monday
Crude Oil prices have been rising in recent times. As India imports more than 80% of its crude oil requirements, prices of petrol ...
Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:00 AM
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address a Kisan Kalyan rally to Malot town of Punjab on July 11 to claim credit for recently enhanced Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 23 Kharif season crops including paddy, farmers in Punjab under several farm outfits are planning a massive agitation against the government soon after.
Thursday, July 5, 2018, 9:35 AM
As the Union government on Wednesday hiked the minimum support price for paddy by a record Rs.200 per quintal, farmer outfits in Punjab said that farmers in the state had been cheated as they will only get Rs.180 per quintal. Government should stop claiming that it has fulfilled the promise of giving 1.5 times MSP of the production cost, they said.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 6:32 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government has fulfilled its promise of hiking the minimum support price to 1.5 times the production cost of farming produce and said the government is committed to the development of the agriculture sector. The government today hiked the minimum support price for paddy by a steep Rs.200 per quintal.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 11:12 AM
The government is expected to raise the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy by 200 to 1,750 per quintal, reports said. To boost farmers' incomes, the government in Budget 2018 said it would fix a support price at least 1.5 times the production cost. Among the major kharif crops, the maximum hike in MSP is likely to be for ragi.
Monday, July 2, 2018, 7:40 PM
Narendra Modi Cabinet may announce hike in minimum support price (MSP) this week for key agricultural commodities like cotton, pulses, cereals and oil seeds by 150 per cent as promised five months ago by Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget speech. The government also plans to announce a sharp rise in MSP of paddy, the key kharif crop.
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