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MSP hike higher than last year, but still modest: Nomura

MSP hike higher than last year, but still modest: Nomura

The Union Cabinet on June 7 had approved the minimum support price of 14 kharif (sown in summer) crops.

Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 80/quintal, pulses by up to Rs 400/quintal

Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 80/quintal, pulses by up to Rs 400/quintal

The government has approved Rs 80 per quintal hike in paddy MSP, while support price of pulses has been raised by up to Rs 400 per quintal to encourage farmers increase area sown under Kharif crops this season.

Govt okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers protest

Govt okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers protest

The government on Wednesday approved higher support price of 14 kharif crops including paddy and pulses in a bid to provide comfort to farmers who begin sowing in full swing from next month.

Kharif foodgrain output seen at record 135 MT, pulses up 57%

Kharif foodgrain output seen at record 135 MT, pulses up 57%

India's foodgrain production is estimated to rise by 9 percent to an all-time high of 135.03 million tonnes in the kharif season (summer sown) of 2016-17 on record output of rice and pulses following a good monsoon.

 

Kharif sowing picks up; area under paddy up 6%, pulses 26%

Kharif sowing picks up; area under paddy up 6%, pulses 26%

Sowing of paddy, the main kharif crop, has gained momentum on account of good monsoon and total acreage under this crop has gone up by 6 percent to 81.93 lakh hectares so far this year, according to the Agriculture Ministry.

Govt bullish on farm sector growth on hopes of good monsoon

Govt bullish on farm sector growth on hopes of good monsoon

India will "definitely" see higher foodgrain output and overall growth in the agriculture sector in case the IMD prediction of a good monsoon "comes true", Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Tuesday.

Good news for farmers: Government to increase MSP of Kharif crops

Good news for farmers: Government to increase MSP of Kharif crops

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CACP suggests hike in paddy MSP by Rs 60/quintal, pulses by Rs 200

CACP suggests hike in paddy MSP by Rs 60/quintal, pulses by Rs 200

CACP has proposed an increase in the paddy MSP by Rs 60 per quintal to Rs 1,470 for common variety and to Rs 1,510 per quintal for grade A variety for 2016-17.

 

Rabi wheat sowing down 27% at 117.32 lakh hectare so far

Wheat sowing has declined by 27 percent to 117.32 lakh hectares so far this rabi season due to lack of moisture content in soil and late harvest of Kharif crops.

Pulses prices fall by Rs 20, to ease more on kharif arrivals

Pulses prices fall by Rs 20, to ease more on kharif arrivals

Following the sustained de-hoarding operations undertaken, the government said, the wholesale and retail prices of pulses have moderated in the last two weeks.

'Kharif crops output likely to be higher than last year'

Production of kharif crops is likely to be higher in the current year compared with 2014 season, if rains continues to be good, a ratings agency has said.

Higher pulses MSP no use if govt does not procure: Experts

Higher pulses MSP no use if govt does not procure: Experts

With retail prices of pulses skyrocketing over Rs 100/kg, renowned farm scientist M S Swaminathan on Wednesday hailed the government's decision to hike the pulses MSP by up to Rs 275 per quintal to boost output but expressed concern over lack of procurement arrangement.

Govt hikes pulses MSP sharply to boost output, check prices

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday increased the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 50 to Rs 1,410 per quintal for this year.

CCEA raises MSP of paddy by Rs 50 per quintal

CCEA raises MSP of paddy by Rs 50 per quintal

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a proposal to raise the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 50 to Rs 1,410 per quintal for this year.

CCEA may raise MSP of paddy, other kharif crops tomorrow

CCEA may raise MSP of paddy, other kharif crops tomorrow

MSP is the rate at which government buys the grain from farmers.

Govt to soon announce MSPs of Kharif crops: Jaitley

The government will soon decide on minimum support prices (MSPs) for kharif crops such as paddy and is also working on ways to contain the rise in prices of pulses by boosting supplies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

Paddy sowing up 17% so far this Kharif season

Area under coverage for paddy has risen by 17 percent so far in this Kharif season at 2.68 lakh hectares amid forecast that monsoon rains will hit Kerala on May 30, two days ahead of its schedule.

50% diesel & seed subsidy to farmers in rain deficit areas

With an aim to save standing kharif crops from weak monsoon, the Centre on Thursday announced 50 percent diesel subsidy to farmers in places where rainfall deficiency was more than 50 percent as on July 15.

Govt targets 261 MT foodgrains output in 2014-15 crop year

The government has set the target for foodgrains production at 261 million tonnes in the 2014-15 crop year, lower than the last year's record output.

Sowing of kharif crops down by 50% so far on poor rains

Sowing of kharif crops, including rice, is down by 50 per cent at 34.56 million hectares as on today, but the government hopes planting will pick up in the coming days with widespread rains in central and north India.