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MSP was not 1.5 times the cost of production for most kharif crops during the last 6 agricultural years

squo; is considered. Table-3 indicates that the relative difference between MSP and 'A2+FL' cost of production was more than 100 percent for rabi crops like wheat (except 2015-16 and 2016-17 RMS) and Rapeseed & mustard (only in 2014-15 and 2015-16 RMS) between 2014-15 and 2019-20 RMS. Please check the yellow and green shaded cells/ figures of table-3.   Table 3: Relative difference between fixed MSP (including bonus) and 'A2+FL' Cost of Pr

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MSP intervention: A different surplus -Harish Damodaran

rt prices (MSP) have been across the board for major pulses — arhar/tur (pigeon-pea), moong (green gram), urad (black gram), chana and masoor (lentil) — and oilseeds, including groundnut, Rapeseed-mustard and soyabean (see table).     The bulk of this procurement has, interestingly, been carried out by an organisation that was in the red until recently, with accumulated losses of Rs 1,090.93 crore as of Marc

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In election year, farmer on centrestage -Harish Damodaran and Parthasarathi Biswas

above price pressures are unlikely to ease, at least in the run-up to the polls. Among the major crops to be marketed in the coming months are arhar/tur (pigeon-pea), chana (chickpea), potato, onion, Rapeseed-mustard, wheat and, of course, sugarcane and milk. Arhar is planted during kharif (June-July), but its mandi arrivals are only in January-February. Chana, mustard and wheat are rabi (winter-spring) season crops. The first two are harvested and

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Unsafe as houses: The family is a site of violence against women

— that are either borne quietly or hushed up. But habitual male violence within marriage is normalized — what else explains India’s refusal to acknowledge the possibility of marital Rape? — by a patriarchal society, and governments or law enforcement agencies that are a product of this culture. Please click here to read more.

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Why the farmers want to march again -Rishi Majumder

Yet the government refuses to give them title deeds for the land. Guhadi, in a white shirt with a fading grey mosaic printed on it and a white cloth that has an ornate but similarly faded border dRaped around his neck, tries to talk to me in Marathi, then broken Hindi, then holds up several documents that he has amassed to prove his and his family’s claim over the land. His village elders follow suit. It is a paper trail from the governme

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Lower soil moisture slows down pace of rabi crop cultivation

h is 59 per cent higher than till this week in the previous season, is probably the only major aberration. The only other crop whose acreage is better than it was in the previous season is mustard/Rapeseed, which pushed the area under oilseeds cultivation by 1.9 per cent till the end of the current week. Please click here to read more.

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Major crimes down 25-70% in Delhi this year, claim cops

mpared to corresponding figures last year. Not just that, many crimes, which had witnessed a constant rise in the last five years, have also gone down. According to the police data, 1,639 cases of Rape were registered till September 30 in 2018 as compared to 1,673 Rapes last year in the corresponding period; 2,535 cases of molestation were reported against 2,610 cases in 2017. Similarly, 357 murders

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The spirit of mahua -Diya Kohli

si weddings is made with branches of the tree. Fruits: The raw fruit is cooked as a vegetable. It contains large seeds from which tora oil is extracted and used for cooking, as hair oil and for theRapeutic massages. Almost every Adivasi village has an oil mill and tora oil is part of their daily staples. Sap: The sap from the mahua tree is used to make a gum which is applied on nets and hung on trees and used to catch small game birds. Leaves

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Baatein Aman Ki: Here's Why Over 100 Women are Traveling Across India to Spread the Message of Peace -Simantini Dey

coordinator of Bateein Aman Ki said, "About three months ago, perturbed by the kind of violence one was witnessing all around, perturbed by the hatred -- the lynching, attack on Dalits, or gang Rapes -- combined with the judges coming out and appealing to the people of India to safeguard democracy ... We were just thinking of how to respond to it all." Please click here to read more.

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Migrant Labour Exodus Shines a Light on the Dark Side of Modi's 'Gujarat Model' -Rajeev Khanna

BJP, acting as salespersons of the very same ‘Gujarat Model’ that has let them down. The trigger that led to the present exodus was the arrest of a migrant labourer from Bihar for the Rape of a 14-month-old girl near Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha district. The incident was followed by a hate campaign against ‘par prantiya’ (outsiders) that is aimed at forcing them to go back home. Over the last four days, thousands are said

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