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.


Govt hikes rabi pulses MSP by Rs 325/quintal; wheat by Rs 75/quintal

Govt hikes rabi pulses MSP by Rs 325/quintal; wheat by Rs 75/quintal

The MSP of wheat, the main rabi crop, has been increased by Rs 75 to Rs 1,525 a quintal for the 2015-16 rabi season, while that of oilseeds has been increased by Rs 250 a quintal.


States should select districts to take up apiculture: Modi

"Every state can select at least one district to produce honey, which has demand in the world market. Some farmers are earning lakhs of rupees," Modi said after laying stone for Indian Agriculture Research institution (IARI) at Barhi block in Hazaribagh district.

CCEA aaproves hike in paddy MSP 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.

FCI to enhance wheat procurement in eastern states

He said FCI has put all efforts to enhance the procurement of wheat and during RMS 2015-16, 21 lakh MT of wheat has been procured till date from 3.70 lakh farmers at MSP.

States not in favour of uniform tax on wheat/rice: Food Ministry

"We have discussed the matter with state governments. They have not agreed on uniform taxation. So, it is not possible to implement this recommendation of the panel," a senior Food Ministry official told PTI.

Parliamentary panel wants govt to fix remunerative price for crops

 A parliamentary panel has asked the government to take urgent steps for fixing remunerative price for 24 crops and suggested a 50 per cent profit margin over the cost of production.

Centre to reimburse 6 states amount of value-cut for wheat

The move is aimed at ensuring that wheat farmers get the full minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1,450 per quintal.

Council meet discusses river interlinking, MSP issues

Interlinking of rivers, procurement of agri-product in MSP are a host of issues discussed at the Northern Zonal Council meeting held here Saturday.

Members in Lok Sabha for speedy aid, loan waiver to help farmers

Cutting across party lines, members in the Lok Sabha on Friday voiced concern over losses caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorms to the farm sector and demanded expeditious assistance to farmers in distress and a loan waiver scheme to help them.

DNA: Rahul Gandhi's second innings; attacks 'suit-boot ki sarkar'

Rahul Gandhi on Monday led the opposition attack in the Lok Sabha on the Modi government and alleged that it is pro-rich and fails to cater to farmers' interests.

'Acche din' govt has failed this country, says​ Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi spoke in the Lok Sabha on Land Bill.

BSF wants special pay for being 1st line of defence at borders

Country's largest border guarding force BSF has made a strong pitch for a special 'border service' pay for its men stating the troops are deployed well ahead of the Army along international borders and they face the "first brunt" of an enemy attack.

Gujarat govt refutes allegations of Congress over cotton MSP

Gujarat government today refuted all allegations made by Congress in its memorandum given to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel regarding the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cotton, and termed it as "baseless".

Badal seeks upward revision of minimum support price for wheat

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday asked the Union Government to "upwardly revise" the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat for the forthcoming season.

NREGA spiked rural wages only 10%, rest is from MSPs: Rajan

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has dismissed the notion that the rural employment guarantee programme is behind the massive spurt in wages in rural areas.

FCI raises short-term loan of Rs 20,000 cr

The loan has been raised from various banks at interest rates in the range of 9.95-10.25 percent, sources said.

CCEA may decide on raising MSP of kharif crops today

According to sources, the Agriculture Ministry proposed an increase in the paddy MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,360 a quintal for the common variety and a raise of Rs 55 to Rs 1,400 a quintal for the 'grade A' variety for the current crop year.

Rajan blames high food prices on frequent MSP hikes

Attributing high food inflation to rising rural wages and administered food prices, Reserve Bank Governor Rahguram Rajan Wednesday called for slower pace of increase in minimum support prices of foodgrains.

India Inc backs Govt stance on food subsidy at WTO

Backing the government's stance on food subsidy at the WTO, India Inc Wednesday said it is important to ensure legal entitlement of low-cost ration to the poor in order to achieve all-round development.