Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
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Topic: MSP

‘Good money’ but a ‘big risk’: Why Punjab farmers are taking a gamble on moong this season

Moong cultivation in Punjab has nearly doubled from last season, mostly due to early wheat harvest. CM Mann’s promise to procure yield at MSP is a boost, but 'a bit late' for some farmers.

Inertia or economics? Why Punjab’s farmers can’t move beyond rice and wheat

Diversification is critical for Punjab and Haryana farmers who face the challenge of depleting water tables. We need another agricultural revolution.

I’m making public the Supreme Court panel report on farm laws. India needs to know the truth

Some organisations created the false notion that farm laws would abolish MSP. In reality, there was a ‘silent’ majority of farmers who supported it.

Modi govt should cut palm oil imports, stop expanding cultivation, says RSS-linked farmer body

At 3-day meet in Bhopal, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh slammed palm oil for being ‘unhealthy’, not ‘atmanirbhar’ & overusing water. It urged govt to promote local oil seeds, demanded MSP panel.

Indian govt can’t introduce quality reforms because it’s ignoring these three issues

The basic structure of the Indian State and governance have remained the same as the British colonial administration in 1947.

MSP is not easy maths. Government delay in making it legal understandable

The Modi government said last year that it will set up a committee to decide on MSP. Its delay reveals how complex the decision is.

Farmers end protests at Delhi borders, will return to their homes on 11 December

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had been protesting against the three laws at the national capital's borders since November last year.

India can’t afford a hurried resolution on MSP demand. It can cause chaos, long-term damage

A guaranteed MSP can be a procurement scheme, a price deficiency payment option, or a combination of both. What could be the implications for govt and the market?

Modi govt asks names of 5 farmer leaders for panel to discuss MSP, SKM to decide on 4 Dec

Farmer leader Darshan Pal said the names will be decided during the SKM meeting on 4 December. The request comes a day after Parliament passed a Bill to repeal the farm laws.

Punjab farmer leaders say Modi govt must reply to demands by tomorrow, call SKM meet on 1 Dec

The farmers had put forth six demands, including legal guarantee for MSP, withdrawal of cases against farmers and compensation for those who died during the agitation.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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