Minimum Support Price

Rural demand expected to get Rs 10,700 crore boost from bumper crops: Report

The agriculture ministry projects a good crop in the first advance estimates for the kharif season at over 150 million tonnes.

published on : 24th September 2021

Decision to hike MSP for Rabi crops will ensure max remunerative price for farmers: PM Modi

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices for all mandated Rabi crops for the Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23.

published on : 8th September 2021

More trouble for BJP? RSS outfit’s turn to hit the streets to support kisans

The BKS said it will hold a countrywide protest on Wednesday pressing for a new law for ensuring that farmers get prices based on their cost of production.

published on : 8th September 2021

Despite high yield, custard apple farmers in Andhra's Srikakulam facing losses

This year, the tribal farmers have a reason to cheer: the custard apple yield is very good. However, due to Covid-19, traders are not buying the fruit from the tribal farmers.

published on : 11th August 2021

Farmers gear up for upcoming protest outside Parliament; Bharatiya Kisan Union dissolves UP executive council

Samyukt Kisan Morcha also reiterated its intention of sending a warning letter to the opposition parties by July 17 to raise their voice in Parliament for the rights of the farmers.

published on : 12th July 2021

Odisha BJP urges CM Naveen Patnaik to ask Centre for time extension of paddy sale

In a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, 10 BJP MLAs sought his intervention to sort out the problems faced by the farmers due to closure of paddy purchase centres.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Union Cabinet hikes paddy MSP by Rs 72/quintal to Rs 1,940 for 2021-22 crop year

Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the minimum support price of the crops will be raised in the future as well. 

published on : 9th June 2021

MSP hike misleading, a ploy for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Congress

Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala said the MSP hike was misleading as it was less than the promised input cost plus 50 percent by PM Modi in 2014.

published on : 4th July 2018

Hike in MSP is a welcome step but has to be followed up with more action: Professor MS Swaminathan

Professor MS Swaminathan the Central government's approval to hike in the MSP for Kharif crops was a 'welcome first step in the process of overcoming agrarian crisis.'

published on : 4th July 2018

Government committed to growth of agriculture sector: PM Modi on MSP hike

The government today hiked the minimum support price for paddy by a steep Rs 200 per quintal as it looked to fulfil its poll promise to give farmers 50 per cent more rate than their cost of production

published on : 4th July 2018

Union Cabinet approves proposal to hike MSP by 50 per cent for 14 crops for Kharif season

Union Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh said that the Wednesday decision is not an ordinary one as he had never imagined that a government could give such a hike in one go.

published on : 4th July 2018

Niti Aayog misses deadline to suggest MSP procurement model, farmers continue to bear brunt

The government’s ambitious minimum support price scheme to improve farmers’ income has hit a roadblock as Niti Aayog missed the deadline to suggest a viable procurement model.

published on : 7th April 2018

Kisan Long March brought ‘India vs Bharat’ debate back

Front page images of the blistered, bleeding feet of women who had faced the blazing heat with broken footwear left an indelible mark on those who had no idea what rural poverty was like.

published on : 17th March 2018

Centre working with states to ensure farmers get declared Minimum Support Price: PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister said all input costs would be included while fixing MSPs of various crops and this decision would help double farm income by 2022.

published on : 17th March 2018

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor calls for production cost-based minimum support price

Tharoor called for mounting  pressure on the Centre to fix the Minimum Support Price on crops based on the comprehensive cost of production.

published on : 13th February 2018