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Saturday, Nov 23, 2019

Minimum support price

Nov 07, 2018 14:19
The government is loosening its purse strings for its politically crucial ‘PM-AASHA’ programme aimed at ensuring farmers earn higher prices. The prime minister’s office has asked for the programme to be ramped up, as arrivals of farm produce peak in... read more
Oct 03, 2018 18:32
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the decision would help farmers earn an additional income of Rs 62,635 crore. read more
Jul 26, 2018 07:17
Only 32.2% of paddy growers and 39.2% of wheat farmers were aware of minimum support price (MSP), as per 70th National Sample Survey for 2012–13. read more
Jul 20, 2018 07:55
As the statewide protest intensified, with farmers blocking highways and roads in several districts, the government declared the Rs 5-a-litre subsidy to all cooperative and private milk societies. read more
Jul 06, 2018 13:17
The difference between the proposed and announced prices for some crops is as high as 70-80%. read more
Jul 06, 2018 07:34
The union cabinet announced Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for the 2018-19 Kharif marketing season on Wednesday. MSPs for all crops are at least 50% more than the projected A2+FL cost of production. read more
Jul 04, 2018 15:27
The decision to hike the Minimum support price by the union cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comes less than a year before next general election read more
Jun 28, 2018 07:31
In Wednesday’s meeting, the cabinet committee on economic affairs approved the creation of two more underground crude oil storages in Odisha and Karnataka to increase India’s emergency fuel stockpile cover by 12 days to 22 days. read more
Jun 24, 2018 22:25
The cost of cultivation varies across states, while minimum support prices are based on a weighted all-India average, another reason farmers don’t get guaranteed profits. read more
Jun 11, 2018 12:38
Chidambaram alleged that there was distress in various sections of society, including farmers, who were not getting remunerative prices of their produce, and the youth due to joblessness. read more
Jun 06, 2018 07:21
Farmers have blocked supplies of fruits and vegetables to cities, demanding better price. They say the government schemes benefit the traders more than the farmers read more