Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Paddy

Modi government hikes minimum support price for paddy by Rs 100/quintal for 2022-23

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, approved the increase in MSPs for all 14 kharif crops for 2022-23 crop year.

KCR’s 24-hr ultimatum to Centre in Delhi: Fix paddy procurement policy, or nationwide protest

KCR was joined by farmer leader Rakesh Tikait and TRS MPs & MLAs at protest in Delhi. Amid chants of 'Jai KCR', Telangana CM taunted Piyush Goyal as 'Piyush Golmaal'.

Why farmers from Lakhimpur Kheri are unable to sell produce to govt at fair prices

Paddy, wheat farmers from Lakhimpur Kheri noted they are often forced to sell their produce to commission agents as government officials cite various excuses to avoid buying their produce.

Farmers hold protests across Punjab, Haryana over delay in purchasing paddy crop

The Centre Thursday postponed procurement of paddy in Punjab and Haryana till 11 October due to delay in crop maturity.

Modi govt raises MSP on paddy by Rs 72/quintal for 2021-22, says hike to continue in future

The new MSP on paddy is Rs 1,940/quintal. The rates of bajra and other kharif crops were also hiked after a cabinet meeting headed by PM Modi Wednesday.

MSP wheat purchase this season hits all-time high as Punjab, Haryana exceed targets

By 2 June, a total of 411.12 LMT of wheat had been procured at MSP across India, an all-time high. The last rabi procurement season culminated with a purchase of 389.92 LMT wheat.

Paddy to chilli — What Tamil Nadu farmers’ ‘Red Revolution’ can teach Punjab

Aided by a company called Aachi Masala and a natural farming group called Nallakeerai, farmers in Thiruvallur are making a shift that is likely to boost their earnings manifold.

How a surprise revolution in Chhattisgarh made it No. 2 for paddy procurement in India

Chhattisgarh is 7th in rice production, but procures much more than other states thanks to its policies. Better-paid farmers have ensured higher yield too.

This is the real culprit behind Delhi’s poisonous Diwali air and PM Modi has a fix for it

Groundwater depletion forced the Haryana & Punjab govts to delay the paddy crop, resulting in the rise in air pollution in Delhi & surrounding areas.

Modi govt raises minimum support price for paddy by 3.7% per quintal

The minimum support price, which the Centre guarantees to pay farmers, has also been raised in case of groundnut and soyabean.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.