Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicMinimum support price

Topic: Minimum support price

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.

Kangana, Daler Mehndi part of BJP campaign to allay fears on farm bills, slam opposition

BJP also instructs state units, MPs and farmers’ wing to organise campaigns online and offline, to counter ‘misinformation’ being spread about the reforms.

Indian policymakers get it wrong because farmers’ lack of market access is not the problem

Farmers are the only producers who don't get to declare the price of their produce in market. And this is highly unfavourable.

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Conspiracy being hatched to kill me, says Imran Khan

For US, Pakistan’s become too hot to handle. A raging Imran Khan is only making it worse

Pakistan needs the US. But there is the question of what Washington thinks Islamabad can deliver in its current state. In Pakistan, even China has burnt its fingers.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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