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Farmers' unions hold 4-hour 'rail roko' protest across Punjab over MSP 

Farmers blocked the railway track at Vallah in Amritsar, Bathinda and protested at Shambhu toll plaza in Ambala, Panchkula's Barwala and Kaithal's Cheeka against the Union government for not fulfilling their demands.
Activists of BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) block railway tracks in Bathinda on Sunday.(Vishal Joshi/HT photo)
Activists of BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) block railway tracks in Bathinda on Sunday.(Vishal Joshi/HT photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2022 12:57 PM IST

Govt hikes paddy MSP by 100/quintal for 2022-23

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the increase in MSPs for all 14 kharif (summer) crops for 2022-23 crop year.
The MSP of paddy and bajra has been increased by <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100 per quintal, while tur, urad and groundnut MSP has been hiked by <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>300 per quintal each for 2022-23 crop year.
The MSP of paddy and bajra has been increased by 100 per quintal, while tur, urad and groundnut MSP has been hiked by 300 per quintal each for 2022-23 crop year.
Published on Jun 08, 2022 06:22 PM IST
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Punjab farmers end protest as Mann govt accepts key demands

In a three-hour-long meeting held with farm leaders, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann announced a fresh schedule for staggered paddy sowing from June 14 and June 17
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann during a meeting with protesting farmers, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (ANI)
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann during a meeting with protesting farmers, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on May 19, 2022 01:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Parliament: MSP panel after Assembly elections in 5 states, says Tomar in RS

The Election Commission of India had advised the Centre to announce the formation of the committee after the assembly elections in five states, Union agriculture minister Narendra Tomar said. 
“The matter is under consideration of the Ministry and the announcement of the Committee will be done after Assembly polls,” Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.(PTI File Photo)
“The matter is under consideration of the Ministry and the announcement of the Committee will be done after Assembly polls,” Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2022 04:45 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Demand for legally guaranteed MSP could put fiscal strain, experts warn

In a key concession to protesting farm unions, the Union government has proposed to set up a committee “mandated” to ensure Indian farmers get MSP for their produce
Farmers dismantle their tents after SKM leaders announced to call off the agitation, at Singhu Border, in New Delhi on Thursday. (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Farmers dismantle their tents after SKM leaders announced to call off the agitation, at Singhu Border, in New Delhi on Thursday. (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 12:27 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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