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Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala claimed that there has been an almost 20 per cent rise in farm input rates and diesel prices.(HT File Photo)

Centre's MSP hike not enough for farmers to even recover production cost: Cong

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 01:38 AM IST
The Congress also claimed the average hike in MSP is only 3.7 per cent while the inflation rate is 6.2 per cent and there has been an almost 20 per cent rise in input costs and diesel prices.
Farmers reap a kharif harvest in eastern Rajasthan. (HT File )
Farmers reap a kharif harvest in eastern Rajasthan. (HT File )

Govt increases MSP returns for various kharif crops by 6%

By Zia Haq, hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 06:41 PM IST
  • MSP is a floor price determined by the Centre for crops aimed to avoid distress sale by signalling a minimum rate for private traders.
Rakesh Tikait addresses media during their ongoing protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Rakesh Tikait addresses media during their ongoing protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Monday.(ANI Photo)

'Country doesn't run on trust': Rakesh Tikait on PM's 'MSP will stay' promise

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:05 PM IST
The MSP has emerged as one of the core issue of the farmers, who have been protesting near Delhi against newly-enacted three farm laws since November last year.
"Right now, there is no law on MSP and the farmers are looted by traders,” Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said.(ANI)
"Right now, there is no law on MSP and the farmers are looted by traders,” Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said.(ANI)

'We didn't think MSP was ending,' says Rakesh Tikait after PM Modi's speech

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Tikait’s comments after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier on Monday, assured that the minimum support price scheme will continue in the future.
Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally, at Ghazipur border near Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally, at Ghazipur border near Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Explained: As tractor rally turns violent in Delhi, what farmers want

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:24 PM IST
As far as negotiations with the government are concerned, the agenda of the farmers is to focus the discussions only on ways in which the new laws can be scrapped.
The C2 formula of calculating cost of cultivation includes the imputed cost of capital and the rent on the land to give farmers 50% returns, rather than a narrower measure that takes into account the all paid-out costs incurred by a farmer and the value of family labour (A2+FL ).(PTI)
The C2 formula of calculating cost of cultivation includes the imputed cost of capital and the rent on the land to give farmers 50% returns, rather than a narrower measure that takes into account the all paid-out costs incurred by a farmer and the value of family labour (A2+FL ).(PTI)

Swaminathan says MSP better than loan waiver

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 11:50 AM IST
The protesting farmers, apart from a repeal of the laws, have also demanded a law guaranteeing MSPs calculated using the C2 yardstick. The farmers will hold the next round of negotiations with the Centre on Friday.
A farmer sitting during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Singhu border, New Delhi, January 7, 2020(ANI)
A farmer sitting during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Singhu border, New Delhi, January 7, 2020(ANI)

Farm unions must be flexible | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:39 PM IST
The government has been open. It is time for farm leaders to reciprocate
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘Farmers were adamant on demand for repeal of farm laws,’ says Union minister Narendra Tomar on what happened in talks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:53 PM IST
Now, the next round of talks will take place on January 8 at 2 pm. The leaders of the farm unions will have their own meeting on Tuesday to decide their next course of action.
Farmers and their supporters have 'langar', arranged by Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee, outside the Vigyan Bhavan during their talks with the government over farm reform laws in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Farmers and their supporters have 'langar', arranged by Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee, outside the Vigyan Bhavan during their talks with the government over farm reform laws in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Farm talks fail again, Centre says no repeal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:02 AM IST
Farm union leaders said they were prepared to intensify their agitation and added that the government was not prepared to budge from its stand.
Tomar discussed with Singh “all possible options” to find a “middle path” to resolve the crisis, sources said.(PTI File Photo)
Tomar discussed with Singh “all possible options” to find a “middle path” to resolve the crisis, sources said.(PTI File Photo)

Day ahead of talks with farmers, Narendra Singh Tomar meets Rajnath Singh to discuss strategy to end deadlock

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:06 AM IST
After five rounds of inconclusive talks, the government and 40 farmer unions reached some common ground during the sixth round of negotiations on December 30 to resolve protesting farmers’ concerns over rise in power tariff and penalties for stubble burning.
Demonstrators clearing a stretch of rainwater and mud on a rainy day at Singhu border during protests against new farm laws, near New Delhi on Sunday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Demonstrators clearing a stretch of rainwater and mud on a rainy day at Singhu border during protests against new farm laws, near New Delhi on Sunday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Won’t go back till laws are repealed, say farmers before 7th round of talks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:17 PM IST
The farm union leaders will meet government representatives for the seventh time on Monday to discuss their two main demands, legal assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and complete rollback of the three farm laws.
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)

Paddy procurement at MSP up 23%: Govt data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:58 AM IST
The food ministry’s official projections show the government’s total procurement for summer paddy (2020-21) will likely touch 74.2 million tonnes, up from the total quantity of 62.7 million procured during 2019-20, an increase of 18%. Punjab’s share in total paddy procurement stands at 42%.
n many ways, Modi’s economic vision resembles that of the United Kingdom prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the United States President Ronald Reagan. Both faced an avalanche of opposition to their push for economic reforms(PTI)
n many ways, Modi’s economic vision resembles that of the United Kingdom prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the United States President Ronald Reagan. Both faced an avalanche of opposition to their push for economic reforms(PTI)

Farm stir: Latest attempt to stop Modi’s reforms

By Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:06 PM IST
The Opposition may continue to denigrate him, but millions see in the PM a rare determination and willingness to take risks and cleanse the rot
Security remained tight at the national capital’s borders with hundreds of personnel deployed at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri border points, where the farmers have been camping for more than a month now.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Security remained tight at the national capital’s borders with hundreds of personnel deployed at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri border points, where the farmers have been camping for more than a month now.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Protesting farmers stay put in severe Delhi cold as talks with government remain deadlocked

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:01 PM IST
The government and the farm unions had reached some common ground on Wednesday to resolve the protesting farmers’ concerns over rise in power tariff and penalties for stubble burning, but the two sides remained deadlocked over the main contentious issues of the repeal of three farm laws and a legal guarantee for MSP.
The resolution against farm laws was tabled by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who said that the three central farm laws will only help big corporate houses.(ANI Photo)
The resolution against farm laws was tabled by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who said that the three central farm laws will only help big corporate houses.(ANI Photo)

Kerala Assembly passes resolution demanding withdrawal of farm laws passed by Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:05 PM IST
While moving the resolution, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in the one-hour special session that the country was now witnessing one of the most iconic protests ever by farmers in its history.
The ministers shared meals with farmers during a lunch break after the first round of talks, presenting a picture of bonhomie amid the tough negotiations.(PTI)
The ministers shared meals with farmers during a lunch break after the first round of talks, presenting a picture of bonhomie amid the tough negotiations.(PTI)

Centre proposes committee to review farm laws, rules out repeal

Hidustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash also discussed the possibility of a law on guaranteeing minimum prices for farm prices, said a senior farmers’ representative present in the talks.
The AIMIM leader’s comments came after the BJP government led by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh approved the Dharma Swatantrata (Religious Freedom) Ordinance, 2020 to curb cases of ‘love-jihad’ in the state.(PTI)
The AIMIM leader’s comments came after the BJP government led by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh approved the Dharma Swatantrata (Religious Freedom) Ordinance, 2020 to curb cases of ‘love-jihad’ in the state.(PTI)

‘Bring ordinances on MSP, unemployment’: Owaisi slams BJP over anti-conversion laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Owaisi also alleged that the BJP is trying to interfere with the personal lives and choices of Indian citizens. He also said these ordinances violate fundamental rights.
Farmers during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu border in New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmers during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu border in New Delhi.(ANI)

Farm laws stir: Govt, farmers to resume talks on Wednesday

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:30 AM IST
Agriculture secretary Sanjay Agrawal sent out a letter to farm leaders on Monday, proposing the sixth round of negotiations on Wednesday, in response to an e-mail by the unions on December 26 in which they had agreed to restart negotiations and suggested a resumption of talks on Tuesday.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal.(HT photo)
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal.(HT photo)

Arvind Kejriwal visits Singhu, challenges Centre to debate farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:42 AM IST
On Sunday evening, Kejriwal visited Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial near Singhu border where farmers have been protesting against the farm laws for over a month.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)

Congress misleading farmers on new agriculture laws: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:07 AM IST
He was virtually addressing a function held by Himachal Pradesh government to mark the third anniversary of its rule in the state.
Farmers were to meet on December 9 with the three ministers for the sixth time but they called off the meeting, saying the talks were going nowhere since the government was not agreeing to their core demands.(HT photo)
Farmers were to meet on December 9 with the three ministers for the sixth time but they called off the meeting, saying the talks were going nowhere since the government was not agreeing to their core demands.(HT photo)

Farm unions agree to talk to govt on Dec 29

Hindustan Times | By Zia Haq, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Farm unions, who have hunkered down at the capital’s borders, on Saturday sent a letter to a senior bureaucrat of the agriculture ministry in which they agreed to hold delegation-level talks with the central government on December 29 at 11am.
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikiat, political activist Yogendra Yadav addresses media at Singhu border during farmers' sit-in protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi.(PTI)
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikiat, political activist Yogendra Yadav addresses media at Singhu border during farmers' sit-in protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Farmers’ group seek resumption of talks on Tuesday over new farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Yadav’s proposal on behalf of the protesting farmers is similar to what the farmers have earlier demanded as they continue to press the government to withdraw the recently passed laws.
Farmers performed a “havan” on the occasion of Kisan Diwas and the 118th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Farmers performed a “havan” on the occasion of Kisan Diwas and the 118th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Farmers’ protest day 29: ‘Will take two steps if Centre takes one,’ say protesters, demand higher MSP | 10 points

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:09 AM IST
Farmers have strongly objected to the government treating them as “political rivals” by linking the protest to Maoist elements.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar met with Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar to discuss the farmers’ issue on Saturday.(ANI Twitter)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar met with Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar to discuss the farmers’ issue on Saturday.(ANI Twitter)

Will leave politics if someone tries to abolish MSP, says Haryana CM Khattar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Speaking at a public gathering in Haryana’s Narnaul, Haryana CM Khattar reassured the farmers as their protest on Delhi borders entered day 24 on Sunday.
The problem before the government is how to manage such a large number of farm organisations(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The problem before the government is how to manage such a large number of farm organisations(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

The perils of a prolonged deadlock with farmers

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Prolonged blockages of the main arteries of the NCR can have a serious adverse effect on people already reeling from the pandemic and economic distress
The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh sought to allay fears on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and other issues, saying MSP will carry on while contract farming will only benefit the farmers.(PTI)
The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh sought to allay fears on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and other issues, saying MSP will carry on while contract farming will only benefit the farmers.(PTI)

Farmers’ protests more political in nature, says Union minister VK Singh

Thanjavur | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Speaking to reporters here ahead of his interaction with farmers, the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways claimed that “actual farmers are very happy with what has been done in last six months.
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)

MSP only real risk protection for farmers, says new study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:10 PM IST
In Punjab, 90% of the agri produce is traded at markets regulated under the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act by licensed commission agents. Bihar abolished the APMC Act in 2006 and traders and private players can buy produce directly from farmers.
Farmers watch the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on a screen during 'Kisan Mahasammelan', in Raisen, Friday.(PTI Photo)
Farmers watch the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on a screen during 'Kisan Mahasammelan', in Raisen, Friday.(PTI Photo)

‘Bow to farmers’: PM Modi backs laws, slams Opposition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:17 AM IST
In his virtual address, Modi said three farm laws weren’t introduced overnight and should have been enacted three decades ago.
HT Image
HT Image

Punjab farmers got 30% higher crop price than their Bihar counterparts due to MSP, says new study

By Chetan Chauhan {Edited by Narender S Thakur}, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Findings of University of Pennsylvania’s institute reveal that deregulation of markets helped traders more than cultivators; also, private players did not help in creating agriculture infrastructure
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers at the 'Kisan Kalyan' event in Raisen (Madhya Pradesh) through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers at the 'Kisan Kalyan' event in Raisen (Madhya Pradesh) through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)

PM Modi says Oppn intentionally did not work on Swaminathan Commission recommendations

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 04:21 PM IST
The Prime Minister further said, those who have started this movement in the name of farmers, when they had a chance to run the government or become part of the government, what they did back then, the country needs to remember.
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