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Farm laws, MSP, fuel price –– Opposition demands govt action on 15 issues at all-party meet

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge slammed PM Modi for skipping meeting, saying he was supposed to head it to address issues.
Protesting farmers at the Singhu border on 26 November 2021, marking the completion of one year of protests. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Bhangra, blood donation at Singhu on 1 yr of protests, but farm agitation to go on over MSP

Thousands of farmers across Punjab, Haryana reached Singhu to show support. Some were happy about the announced repeal of farm laws, others cautious until passage in Parliament.
Knee-jerk reactions by government will not help farmers.

MSP won’t bankrupt India. It’s complex, but so is disinvestment

Debunking six myths about the MSP for BJP and allies, free-market wallahs and ecological warriors.
Representational image of wheat sacks at a warehouse | ANI

Why legal guarantee for MSP — the other demand of protesting farmers — is a lose-lose proposal

After the repeal of farm laws, protesting farmers now want govt to make MSP a legal guarantee for all 23 crops covered under the safety-net framework.
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Congress has created a Punjab-like crisis in Rajasthan. Party needs a decisive leadership

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PM Narendra Modi addresses the nation, through video conferencing, on 19 November 2021 | ANI

Committee will be formed to make MSP for farmers more transparent & effective, says PM Modi

Modi said the committee will also take decisions on promoting zero budgeting-based agriculture, evolving crop patterns as per the changing needs of India.
A farmer in Sirsa, Haryana | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Haryana’s deficit payment scheme still a work in progress, I learnt in my mandi visits

Farmers, farm leaders, economists and policy makers would do well to study this scheme carefully as it shows a possible path to the future.
File photo of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait | ANI photo

PM Modi should express grief in Parliament on death of protesting farmers: Rakesh Tikait

Slamming the Centre over the Minimum Support Price (MSP) issue, Tikait alleged that the assurance that the system would continue is 'only on paper' while farmers want it in reality.

Paddy procurement to start in Punjab, Haryana Sunday, says Union Minister Ashwini Choubey

The decision came amid the protest by farmers in Haryana and Punjab against the government's decision to postpone procurement of paddy under MSP operation to 11 October.
(Representative image) Thousands of farmers gathered at Muzaffarnagar for a kisan mahapanchayat on 5 September 2021 | Twitter/@_YogendraYadav

Farmers gather for Karnal mahapanchayat after talks ‘fail’ with Haryana officials

The decision whether protesters will go ahead to gherao the Karnal mini-secretariat if there demands were not met will be decided at the mahapanchayat, BKU leader said.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.