Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicMinimum support price

Topic: Minimum support price

Losing the pulse: Farmers will suffer a setback with falling chana prices. Govt must observe

With prices of chana trickling for two years now, the government must revisit its policies and save the crop before it is too late.

Govt hikes MSP for wheat, mustard and 4 other rabi crops to boost production

The minimum support price for wheat was increased by Rs 110 to Rs 2,125 per quintal and mustard by Rs 400 to Rs 5,450 per quintal for the current crop year.

How farmer protest on Delhi borders ended: The 5 demands govt agreed to, and the 1 it didn’t

Samyukt Kisan Morcha received a letter from govt with revised proposals to resolve pending demands. It later announced farmers at Delhi’s borders will return home on 11 December.

Monetising FCI warehouses good. Modi govt must ensure revenue won’t go to fanciful projects

As a result of asset monetisation, the private sector may preserve and maintain stocks more economically than FCI-owned warehouses.

Why pulses & oilseeds have got higher MSP hike than paddy, cereals this year

Maximum MSP hike has been for oilseed sesame, which was raised by Rs 452/quintal — a 6.59 per cent hike from last year — the highest among all crops this year.

Farmer leaders to meet Mamata Banerjee to seek support for ongoing stir & MSP for produce

West Bengal CM's support for the agitation which has drawn on the farmer community in north India, is being viewed as a potential booster which has been flagging in recent weeks.

Crop procurement begins in 2 days but Amarinder’s fight with Modi govt over payment mode is on

CM Amarinder Singh has lashed out at Modi govt for its ‘one-sided’ decision to impose direct benefit transfer of MSP to farmers. Payments are currently routed through arhatiyas.

MSP was there, is there & will remain in future, says PM Modi in appeal to farmers

The PM also hit out at those behind the protests, saying a new 'breed' of agitators who cannot live without an agitation, has emerged and the country should be beware of them.

7-hr meeting with govt inconclusive, Punjab farmers to continue protest against farm laws

The talks between Punjab farmers and the central government on the new farm laws will continue, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

Govt increases minimum support price for 6 rabi crops, MSP of wheat hiked by Rs 50

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said govt had always maintained MSP will continue as against a 'false propaganda' spread by Opposition parties.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
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Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
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Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.