Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicAgriculture Produce Market (APMC)

Topic: Agriculture Produce Market (APMC)

Farm laws debate missed a lot. Neither supporters nor Modi govt identified the real problem

Now that the farm laws are being repealed, a good starting point would be to understand what's worked well with the APMC mandi system and what hasn't.

Farm laws repeal a chance to build consensus, it’s a bad idea to stop reform train, say experts

With the repeal of the farm laws, the PM also announced a committee to address future agrarian issues. Experts say a broad-based, consultative approach could bring better results.

‘Not abolished but enhanced’: Tomar reaffirms mandi promise after first meeting of new cabinet

Narendra Singh Tomar, who retained agriculture ministry in Modi's cabinet reshuffle, assures that APMCs will continue to function, gives details on Rs 1 lakh crore infrastructure fund for farmers.

Why MSP is a fraud: Yogendra Yadav

For the last five decades, MSP has always been a piece of paper for most farmers. But now we have a Prime Minister who says, “MSP tha, hai, or rahega!”

How Modi govt’s 3 contentious farm bills have exposed SAD, Congress & BJP’s hypocrisy

In episode 571 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta declutters the bills and explains the changes it will bring to farmers and for end customers.

Why Modi govt’s contract farming ordinance is a win-win for farmers, buyers & even traders

Farmers can lock in prices and buyers for their produce even before the harvest, and intermediaries can be assured of supply and price at the time of harvest.

Delhi to Chennai, wholesale vegetable mandis are turning into festering Covid hotspots

These markets are a common point for farmers, labourers, wholesalers, middlemen, traders and many others, making it nearly impossible for authorities to enforce the usual Covid protocol.

Vendors or buyers, no one can afford social distancing at Delhi’s wholesale vegetable markets

As odd-even rule kicks in amid lockdown, fruit & vegetable wholesale markets are also staring at rotting produce & huge losses.

Onion prices likely to dip in New Year as imports and domestic supply will flood market

A glut of onions is expected in the coming weeks as the market is going to be flooded with imports and produce from rabi and kharif seasons.

Maratha quota protests escalate, local trains stopped in Mumbai, Thane

The Maratha Kranti Morcha has called for the shutdown in Mumbai and some neighbouring districts.

On Camera

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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