Tag: MSP

Opinion
MSP in India targeted using WTO’s deeply flawed methodology

MSP in India targeted using WTO’s deeply flawed methodology

The flaws are several. The first and the most significant flaw is that the quantum...

Opinion
Economic self-reliance necessary for agriculture sector and farmer that provide self-reliance of food security to country

Economic self-reliance necessary for agriculture sector and farmer that provide self-reliance of food security to country

The foodgrain production in the country crossed 300mn tonnes last year. This shows...

National
Committee on MSP and natural farming to hold its first meeting on Aug 22, discuss future strategies

Committee on MSP and natural farming to hold its first meeting on Aug 22, discuss future strategies

According to the notification issued by Shubha Thakur, Member Secretary of the committee,...

Latest News
Paddy acreage falls by 43.83 lakh hectares; foodgrain stocks at 4-year low in central pool

Paddy acreage falls by 43.83 lakh hectares; foodgrain stocks at 4-year low in central pool

The paddy acreage is lagging behind that last year by 43.83 lakh hectares due to...

Latest News
AFFI says apple farmers face widespread indebtedness and pauperization, urges govt for a legally guaranteed MSP

AFFI says apple farmers face widespread indebtedness and pauperization, urges govt for a legally guaranteed MSP

Of an average price of Rs 80 per kg that the consumer pays for apples, the farmer...

Opinion
Much more besides MSP within wide purview of committee; questions raised no sooner than it is formed

Much more besides MSP within wide purview of committee; questions raised no sooner than it is formed

The way the SKM does not want to be a part of the committee, the latter may meet...

Latest News
SKM rejects govt committee on MSP and other issues, won’t nominate representatives

SKM rejects govt committee on MSP and other issues, won’t nominate representatives

The SKM has rejected outright the committee formed by the Government of India on...

Rural Dialogue
Taxing agricultural implements and then subsidizing them wrong policy: Sompal Shastri

Taxing agricultural implements and then subsidizing them wrong policy: Sompal Shastri

Former Agriculture Minister Sompal Shastri suggested that farmers should come forward...

Rural Dialogue
‘Farmers need to intervene in policymaking process to bring about real change’

‘Farmers need to intervene in policymaking process to bring about real change’

In the 4th annual conference of the Kisan Chamber of Commerce (KCC), speakers suggested,...

International
Wheat prices in the global market fall by 27 per cent from record high despite Ukraine crisis

Wheat prices in the global market fall by 27 per cent from record high despite Ukraine crisis

On Tuesday June 28, the wheat price was only $9.39 per bushel (approx. $313 per...

States
UP wheat procurement slumps to 332,000 tonnes vis-à-vis 6 MT target

UP wheat procurement slumps to 332,000 tonnes vis-à-vis 6 MT target

Last year, the state government and FCI procurement centres had breached the 5 MT...

National
Bleak possibilities of resumption of wheat exports

Bleak possibilities of resumption of wheat exports

The possibilities of resumption of wheat exports seem to be practically very bleak....

Opinion
Issues of PSH of foodgrains and subsidies challenge for India at MC12; opposition even from old allies

Issues of PSH of foodgrains and subsidies challenge for India at MC12; opposition even from old allies

The AoA considers providing subsidized foodstuffs to the poor as market-distorting...

Latest News
CCEA approves hike in MSP for Kharif crops; paddy goes up to Rs 2,040 per quintal

CCEA approves hike in MSP for Kharif crops; paddy goes up to Rs 2,040 per quintal

While the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) forecast on Wednesday only that the retail...

Opinion
Inflation: Pain points for households, existential risk for small businesses, farmers

Inflation: Pain points for households, existential risk for small businesses, farmers

What baffles us is this: the industry is not able to produce because of demand contraction....

Opinion
Wheat export ban: Farmers suffer financial losses, and India a loss of face

Wheat export ban: Farmers suffer financial losses, and India a loss of face

India’s ban on wheat exports is a classic example of an administrative faux pas...