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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.

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Diet, not fancy hair products, can help stop hair loss. Here’s why

Miracle oils and magic treatments may not come handy when dealing with hair loss. But a well-balanced, nutrient dense diet might.
PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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