Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicPaddy

Topic: Paddy

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.

India’s rice history may not have had anything to do with China

At a lake called Lahuradewa in the Gangetic plain, three Lucknow researchers have found evidence of independent domestication of rice in India that predates China by 800 years.

On Camera

YourTurn

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
×