The agriculture ministry projects a good crop in the first advance estimates for the kharif season at over 150 million tonnes.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the minimum support price of the crops will be raised in the future as well.
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.
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.'
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tharoor called for mounting pressure on the Centre to fix the Minimum Support Price on crops based on the comprehensive cost of production.