minimum support price

Centre approves Rs 10,683 PLI scheme for textile industry, hikes MSP for wheat, mustard seeds

The PLI scheme will aim to offer incentives for domestic manufacturing of textiles for MMF (man-made fibre) apparel, MMF fabrics and ten segments/products of technical textiles.

Sep 08, 2021, 15:34 PM IST

Meghalaya Governor SP Malik backs protesting farmers, urges PM Modi, Amit Shah not to offend them

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik claimed that he prevented the arrest of farmer leader Rakesh Tikait when he heard rumours about it, adding that he had requested the prime minister and the home minister not to use force against farmers, and not to send them home from Delhi empty-handed.

Mar 15, 2021, 07:47 AM IST

Pranay Vivek Patil says 'No' to the farmers’ bill and a 'Yes' to the Ram mandir

While the farmers were initially protesting for an amendment, now they are asking the government to repeal the law and they won't settle for anything less. This has caught the attention of some international celebrities like Trevor Noah, Rihanna, and Greta Thunberg.

Mar 03, 2021, 11:47 AM IST

Farmers' agitation sacred but when 'andolanjivis' hijack it...what purpose does it serve, asks PM Narendra Modi

In his reply in Lok Sabha to a discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address, PM Modi said, "I consider the Kisan Andolan to be 'pavitra' (sacred). But when 'andolanjivis' hijack sacred protests, showcase photos of those jailed for serious offences like terrorism, does it serve any purpose?"

Feb 10, 2021, 22:56 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi invites protesting farmers for talks on agri laws, says 'old system will continue': Top points from his over 90-minute Lok Sabha address

During his over 90-minute address, the Prime Minister slammed the Congress as a "divided and confused party" for its different stands in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the debate. The Congress walked out of Lok Sabha as PM Modi explained the government's stand on the three farm laws. Replying in Lok Sabha to the discussion on the motion of thanks to the President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament, PM Modi staunchly defended the three contentious farms.

Feb 10, 2021, 20:11 PM IST

Public sector essential but private sector's role also vital: PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha

Replying in Lok Sabha to the discussion on the motion of thanks to the President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament, he said that if India is able to serve humanity, it is also due to the role of the private sector. "Public sector is essential but at the same time, the role of the private sector is also vital. Take any sector- telecom, pharma- we see the role of the private sector. If India is able to serve humanity, it is also due to the role of the private sector," said PM in Lok Sabha.

Feb 10, 2021, 17:57 PM IST

Supreme Court to hear petitions on new farm laws, ongoing farmers' protests at Delhi borders

The agitating farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of Minimum Support Price and do away with the mandi system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates. 

Jan 11, 2021, 08:41 AM IST

Telangana suffered loss of Rs 7500 crore since its inception due to MSP

Telangana said that the state government suffered a loss of Rs 3,935 crore by purchasing paddy

Dec 28, 2020, 00:24 AM IST

Opposition misleading farmers over MSP, it was there and will remain in future too: Amit Shah

Shah blamed the Opposition, including Congress, for spreading lies about the minimum support price (MSP) and other provisions of the farm laws.

Dec 25, 2020, 13:17 PM IST

DNA Exclusive: PM Narendra Modi extends olive branch to agitating farmers, clears their doubts on new farm laws

The Prime Minister asserted that the farm laws were not brought overnight and even opposition parties advocated the need for such laws, but now criticising these reforms as they are upset because Modi has done it.

Dec 19, 2020, 02:03 AM IST

MSP system will continue, these policies were not anti-Mandis: PM Narendra Modi assures farmers

The Prime Minister termed the bills as "historic" and said that they would usher in much-needed reforms in India's agricultural sector, while flaying the Opposition that some people were worried that control would slip out of their hands and trying to mislead the farmers on the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP).

Sep 21, 2020, 15:48 PM IST

MSP for paddy increased 2.4 times, wheat 1.7 times, pulses 75 times in 5 years

MSP payment to the farmers for pulses has seen the most substantial hike. 

Sep 18, 2020, 13:13 PM IST

Govt introduces MSP for 17 new items of minor forest produce; revises MSP for 23 items

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, in a notification issued on Wednesday, asked all the state governments to bring these changes to the notice of state nodal agencies and the state implementing agencies.

Dec 28, 2018, 11:02 AM IST

Cabinet hikes wheat MSP by Rs 105 per quintal for 2018-19

The Cabinet has approved a Rs 105 per quintal hike in the minimum support price of wheat to Rs 1,840 per quintal for 2018-19 season, sources said.

Oct 03, 2018, 18:39 PM IST

Cabinet hikes minimum support price of wheat by Rs 105 per quintal

The MSP of wheat was Rs 1,735 per quintal in the 2017-18 crop year.

Oct 03, 2018, 17:55 PM IST

7th Pay Commission: MSP hike raises hope of govt employees for higher pay scale, fitment factor

With the Lok Sabha elections due next year, it is unlikely that the Centre will ignore the demands of the government employees. 

Jul 15, 2018, 13:40 PM IST

MSP for all kharif crops of 2018-19 season increased: Here is the complete list

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs at its meeting approved the MSP of 14 Kharif (summer-sown) crops.

Jul 04, 2018, 15:46 PM IST

Government hikes paddy MSP by Rs 200 per quintal

To woo distressed farmers ahead of 2019 general polls, the government has also accepted the MSP of the other 13 kharif crops, sources said.

Jul 04, 2018, 12:59 PM IST

Cabinet approves Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute for 2018-19, restructured National Bamboo Mission

The Jute Corporation of India would continue to act as Central Nodal Agency to undertake price support operations at the Minimum Support Prices in the Jute growing states.

Apr 25, 2018, 14:38 PM IST

Failure to provide MSP responsible for farmers'' protest: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday blamed the Narendra Modi-led central government`s failure to fulfil promise on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the ongoing farmers` protests in the country.

Jun 12, 2017, 16:33 PM IST