Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: MSP

Talk Point: Has Modi just delivered a safe, middle path budget in an election year?

Experts weigh in on whether Budget 2018 appears to be reluctant to take big risks in the run-up to the looming national elections.

Pre-budget talks centred around farm sector growth, job creation: Senior BJP leader

RSS affiliates offered suggestions to Modi govt on minimum support price, direct tax and employment generation during pre-budget discussions.

Knee-jerk reactions by the government will not help farmers, go for institutional reforms

In our country there is no co-ordination between farmers, government, exporters and researchers.

If we continue to raise MSP, industry will source raw material from international sources

Old concepts and old ideologies are not delivering in today’s scenario and this has led to unrest in farmers as well as consumers.

Price controls at such a scale will bring bureaucracy at every mandi, breed corruption

Price controls at such massive scale would require intervention of bureaucracy at the level of every mandi and would breed corruption everywhere.

Modi’s war on inflation has become a war on farmers

Is the Swaminathan committee recommendation on MSP a practical solution to farmers grievances in India?

Swaminathan proposals, the crux of farmers’ tussle with the Centre over MSP

A national panel was formed in 2004 under M.S. Swaminathan, which recommended an MSP 50 per cent higher than cost, but Centre refused in 2015.

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