Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicMSP hike

Topic: MSP hike

14 crops and a prayer — why Modi govt’s latest MSP increases ride a lot on hope

The govt Wednesday raised support prices for 14 crops by 6 per cent, on an average — the highest in four years.

Modi government hikes minimum support price for paddy by Rs 100/quintal for 2022-23

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, approved the increase in MSPs for all 14 kharif crops for 2022-23 crop year.

Modi govt hikes rabi crops’ MSP, pulses and oilseeds see bigger jumps than wheat

MSP for mustard is up 8.6%, followed by masur (7.84%) and gram (2.54%). Wheat MSP has just risen by 2.02%, as govt attempts to encourage crop diversification.

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.

Govt efforts to help farmers diversify must go beyond MSP. Cash and education are key

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What’s MSP and how is it determined? The issue at the heart of farm protests

The farmers fear that that minimum support price will not be enforced once private mandis come up.

MSP not part of any farm law, no question of doing away with the system, minister Tomar says

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tells ThePrint he doesn’t view the protesting farmers as Khalistanis & that govt is ready to address all their objections and reservations.

Cheaper China rice, high MSP — what non-basmati exporters are blaming for dip in trade

Govt data says export of non-basmati rice declines by over 37% — from 50,48,000 MT in April-November 2018 to 31,41,000 MT during same period last year.

PM Modi to travel across India to market his big MSP sop for farmers

Modi's rallies are significant given Lok Sabha polls are due next year and the BJP hopes to fight it on a pro-rural, pro-farmer plank.

BJP makes plans to reap political dividend after sowing support price seed

Party directs state units to launch ‘information blitzkrieg’ on decision, counter opposition attempts to project it as anti-farmer. New Delhi: A day after the NDA government...

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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