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.

Jun 07, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
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.

Jul 08, 2016, 19:05 PM IST

MSP of Paddy increased by Rs.60 per quintal

MSP of Paddy increased by Rs.60 per quintal.

Jun 01, 2016, 14:48 PM IST

Sowing area of kharif paddy & pulses up marginally

Area under paddy and pulses coverage has increased marginally to 8.33 lakh hectare and 4.51 lakh hectare so far this kharif season from the year-ago period on further progress in monsoon rainfall.

Jun 19, 2015, 18:51 PM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

Ganjam ZP urges for increase in MSP of paddy

Ganjam Zilla Parishad (ZP) in Odisha has asked the government to take steps for increase of minimum support price (MSP) for paddy.

Jun 12, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

Paddy sowing area up 13% this Kharif season

Area under paddy coverage has increased by 13 percent so far in this Kharif sowing season to 3.46 lakh hectares and sowing operation?s are likely to pick up with onset of monsoon in Kerala Friday.

Jun 05, 2015, 19:53 PM IST

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.

Jun 04, 2015, 20:23 PM IST

Government bought paddy worth Rs 425 crore in kharif season

 Minister for Water Resources Devineni Umamaheshwara Rao said here on Thursday that government agencies had purchased Rs 425 crores worth of paddy from farmers in Krishna district during the kharif season.

Apr 09, 2015, 20:01 PM IST

Punjab offers rewards to stop stubble burning

The Punjab government on Wednesday announced rewards to districts and villages across the state which curb the unhealthy practice of burning stubble (residue of harvested crops).

Feb 25, 2015, 23:47 PM IST

Problems faced by farmers in selling paddy will be raised in Parliament: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday assured people in her constituency that the problems being faced by farmers in selling their paddy crops to the government will be raised in the ongoing session of Parliament.

Dec 05, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

Punjab farmers stage demonstration against tardy procurement of paddy

 Paddy farmers, supported by Congress activists, today burnt the effigy of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for alleged tardy paddy procurement by government agencies and lower prices of basmati crop.

Oct 22, 2014, 18:29 PM IST

Centre's decision on new paddy norms anti-farmer: Punjab Congress

 Punjab Congress on Sunday flayed the Centre's decision fixing new norms about paddy procurement and milling as "anti-farmer" step.

Sep 14, 2014, 19:23 PM IST

CCEA approves hike in paddy MSP by Rs 50 per quintal

The government on Wednesday approved the decision to hike paddy MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,360 per quintal for the current crop year.

Jun 25, 2014, 19:03 PM IST

Chhattisgarh govt sanctions Rs 1200 cr for bonus of paddy farmers

The BJP government in Chhattisgarh has sanctioned about Rs 1,200 crore to disburse a bonus of Rs 300 per quintal to farmers against their paddy, thereby fulfilling its poll promise.

Jun 25, 2014, 17:16 PM IST

Odisha prepares for erratic monsoon

Odisha, the country`s seventh largest producer of paddy, has prepared a contingency plan to deal with deficient rains this monsoon.

Jun 18, 2014, 11:19 AM IST

Odisha govt announces special assistance of Rs 100 for paddy

The Odisha government on Friday announced a special assistance of Rs 100 per quintal of paddy for the farmers hit by cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods.

Dec 27, 2013, 20:23 PM IST

Support price of paddy hiked by Rs 60 to Rs 1,310 per quintal

Amid expectations of normal rain, the government approved a hike of Rs 60 in paddy support price (MSP) to Rs 1,310 per quintal in order to encourage farmers to grow more in ongoing kharif season.

Jun 27, 2013, 23:30 PM IST

Early rains to boost kharif crops planting: Government

Early onset of monsoon will boost kharif crops like paddy and oilseeds and help increase agriculture productivity at a time when economy is facing downturn, the government said on Monday.

Jun 17, 2013, 18:32 PM IST

Panchayat level paddy procurement centres in Assam

Assam government on Monday said it will set up procurement centres for paddy at panchayat and cooperative levels from next year to increase the purchase from farmers.

Mar 25, 2013, 13:58 PM IST