Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicFarm subsidies

Topic: farm subsidies

Sent 2.5 lakh names for PM Kisan scheme, but Centre yet to disburse funds, says Mamata

The West Bengal CM questioned the Centre on its implementation of the PM Kisan scheme a day after PM Modi slammed the Mamata govt for not implementing central schemes in the state.

Don’t get caught up in MSP battle. India must move to end inequality in WTO laws

With measures like MSP, India has been carefully treading the thin line between food and livelihood security and practices classified as 'trade distorting' under the WTO law.

Trudeau backs farmers protest, but Canada has always challenged India’s farm subsidies at WTO

Canada has repeatedly questioned India's farm policies, and was among the ‘most vocal challengers’ to India exceeding its rice subsidy in 2018-19.

Japan, US, EU want change in WTO rule on farm subsidy that will hurt India

Several members of the developed bloc have accused India & China of under-reporting their farm subsidies at WTO, which they believe distorts global trade.

Subsidised to suffer

Subsidy trap is suicidal as it makes governments believe they are doing enough for farmers. It fools farmers & keeps agricultural input industry within licence-quota-subsidy vortex.

On Camera

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Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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