Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: MSP

Why Punjab farmers who bet big on moong this summer reaped a harvest of discontent

MSP for moong became ceiling price as private traders were unwilling to offer more, claim growers. Another factor was low procurement of produce at MSP by Punjab government.

Agriculture needs market reforms, but with farmers at the centre, says Punjab farm panel new chief

Sukhpal Singh says repealed farm laws 'catered to corporations', plans to focus on boosting farmer income, crop diversification, favours export of surplus to neighbouring countries.

New farm flashpoint in making? Why Modi govt’s MSP panel has Punjab govt, farm bodies on edge

Experts say future recommendations by the committee could lead to rejig of procurement system in states like Punjab, which may spark conflict between the AAP-governed state & Modi govt.

RSS affiliate wants MSP guarantee for farmers, says will push for it in new govt panel

Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, which had reservations about farm laws that were repealed in 2021 after a year-long protest by farmers, lauded govt’s decision to form the MSP committee.

India has a dal problem – open import policy is hurting prices and farmers

Pulses, except masur, are selling lower than MSP. Government must review its policy before it’s too late.

With MSP procurement for first time, ‘tricky’ moong spells good gains in Punjab mandis

Moong procurement on MSP of Rs 7,275/quintal has started in Punjab, with govt expecting yield of 4.75 lakh quintals. Farmers are optimistic, but crop is tricky to grow and harvest.

‘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.

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From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

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All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.