Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: MSP

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.

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.

Govt efforts to help farmers diversify must go beyond MSP. Cash and education are key

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Punjab arhatiyas to go on strike today over DBT scheme for farmers

Around 40,000 arhatiyas will observe a state-wide strike on the opening day of wheat procurement and also hold a meeting in Ludhiana to chalk next course of action.

Punjab govt agrees to implement direct bank transfer of MSP for farmers from 10 April

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has called a meeting with 'arthiyas' (commission agents) Friday to discuss about a new mechanism ahead of wheat procurement that will commence from 10 April.

Why MSP is a fraud: Yogendra Yadav

For the last five decades, MSP has always been a piece of paper for most farmers. But now we have a Prime Minister who says, “MSP tha, hai, or rahega!”

Why cleaning up FCI’s books won’t resolve India’s agriculture crisis or food subsidy bill

The accounting clean-up will bring in transparency in the government's food subsidy budget, but FCI’s issues over cost and sale price will continue.

Punjab, Haryana fear arhatiyas after Modi govt nudges them to pay farmers directly online

Central govt has been trying to implement online payment system for farmers of Punjab & Haryana since 2012, as it will ensure transparency.

Govt ushered ‘historic increase’ in MSP, doing all to double farmers’ incomes, says PM Modi

Marking the 2-year anniversary of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, Modi said over the government has taken many initiatives for transforming agriculture.

Why Haryana’s plan to move farmers away from paddy is floundering

Haryana launched Mera Pani Meri Virasat scheme, aimed at encouraging farmers to diversify beyond paddy, in May last year. It promises Rs 7,000 per acre of diversified crop.

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.