In News: Farmers of some states have been protesting in Delhi against the new farm laws recently enacted.The primacy concern seems to be regarding the Minimum Support Prices…… Read more “Why farmers fear states may junk MSP system under new laws”
In News The government has imposed stock limit norms under the Essential Commodities Act for onions, as prices continued to increase significantly across the country.The move comes…… Read more “Govt imposes stock limits on onion to check prices”
News The Assam government on Friday announced four schemes for the tea industry, including a push for the production of ‘orthodox’ variety of leaves which is exported…… Read more “Assam govt announces four new schemes for tea gardens”
India has reported an all-time record acreage of kharif (summer sown) crops this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic and flood situation in many states.The area sown under… Read more "Good rainfall helps farm sector post record kharif crop acreage"
Minimum Support Price was increased to one and a half times the farmer’s cost of production. The devil, though, lay in the detail, viz., the method of calculating MSP.
In News: The Committee of Chief Ministers on agriculture is considering a proposal for grants and allocations made by the Finance Commission to states should be linked…… Read more “CMs’ agriculture panel favours linking FinComm grants with reforms”
In News: Farmers in western Uttar Pradesh are also trying to get into “zero budget” farming. The practice was also mentioned by Finance Minister while presenting the…… Read more “Farmers in western U.P. grapple with ‘zero budget’ farming”
In News The Centre has announced an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) of all 14 Kharif (summer-sown) crops for 2019-20. The increase is in line…… Read more “Marginal hike in MSP for 14 kharif crops”
Onus of agriculture reforms on States: Policy reforms in the farm sector have not yielded the anticipated outcomes. Agriculture being a state subject, the central government formulates…… Read more “Cooperative federalism is a must for agricultural reform”
In News In the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, focus was on increasing investment in the agriculture sector, boosting exports, and addressing issues…… Read more “PM Modi announces panel with CMs for deep reforms in agriculture”