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Will Punjab and Haryana HC's recommendations reduce farmers' burden? -Rajeev Khanna

aking MSP a legal right and increasing it to thrice the cost of production, are practical but need effort in implementation, say experts The Punjab and Haryana high court recently recommended that minimum support price (MSP) be made farmers’ legal right and it be set at three times the cost of production. But will these or a slew of other measures the court suggested address the agrarian crisis? There are many important implications of and

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MSP should be triple the cost of production of major crops: Chandigarh High Court -Sofi Ahsan

-The Indian Express The court also recommended that MSP be granted legal status by bringing in suitable legislation. Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday said the minimum support price (MSP) in the agriculture sector should be three times the cost of production of major crops to save farmers from distress. The court also recommended to the Union government and the Punjab government that MSP should be provided legal status, by

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A reality check indicates that MSP set for 2019-20's kharif crops is not 1.5 times the 'C2' cost of production

A recent press release by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) shows that the declared minimum support price (MSP) for most kharif crops to be marketed in 2019-20 is at least 50 percent above the cost of production. The official information related to the newly declared MSP, which came two days ahead of the Union Budget presentation, gives the impression that the newly re-elected NDA government has kept its promise of offering remu

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MP Raju Shetti, Maharashtra's foremost farmer leader and president of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana, interviewed by Ajaz Ashraf (

ed to their export-import policy. In his Mann Ki Baat programme, Modi said farmers should sow edible oil seeds in higher quantity than before to make India self-reliant. He said he would increase the minimum support price for it. Yet, he granted permission to import edible oil from Mozambique. He also got palm oil imported from Malaysia. The price of sugar has been low over the last two years because of imports. The government’s faulty import po

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Tur dal price jumps 20% in past 2 months, hits Rs 100/kg in retail -Dilip Kumar Jha

said SP Goenka, Director U Goenka & Sons, a city-based pulses importer and traders. Along with tur dal, the whole grain (tur) price has also shot up steadily to trade at above the threshold of minimum support price of Rs 58.50 a kg. Prices of tur and tur dal have remained subdued and many times below MSP for nearly two years due to higher supply. Through the Second Advanced Estimates, the Union Ministry of Agriculture has forecast India&r

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Lack of milling facility forces paddy-surplus Tripura to spend crores on rice imports -Debraj Deb

t to shell out hundreds of crores every year for rice imports while they have got all the rice right at home. Tripura’s BJP-led state government is procuring 10,000 MT paddy from farmers at minimum support price (MSP) starting Monday, even as the Centre’s Food Corporation of India (FCI), which procured paddy for the first time here in 2018, has declined to do so this year. Unlike 2018, when paddy was procured from 10 locations, the

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Farm relief, new MSP regime on govt's to-do list

squo; incomes between 2017 and 2022, but farmers have been hobbled by unprofitable sales and even negative returns on some crops, as farm produce continue to sell below federally fixed rates known as minimum support prices (MSPs). A three-pronged agenda is likely to be taken up, one that will aim to overhaul the MSP regime and warehousing and agricultural markets as well as widening of income support to farmers, an official said on condition of ano

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Tackling farm distress is high priority

Food grain production in 2017-18, for instance, was a record 285 million tonnes compared to 275 MT and 252 MT, in the two previous years respectively. But farmers were selling 30-50 percent below the minimum support price, and often below their cost of production. This led to a bottomless pit of indebtedness. In 2017, the best year in Indian agriculture, farm loans grew 20 percent, and 58 percent of our population or 600 million Indians dependent on f

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Supply squeeze, monsoon fears lift tur prices -Vishwanath Kulkarni

eze, monsoon concerns and increase in consumption. Bengaluru: Tur prices in the major markets of Maharashtra and Karnataka have moved up by about ?1,000 a quintal over the past month to exceed the minimum support price (MSP) level of Rs.5,675. They are currently ruling at Rs.5,700-5,900 a quintal. Retail prices of Tur dal are also inching up. Trade sources attribute the upward trend to buying interest from traders, millers and even consumers.

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Perils of over-promising -Ashok Gulati

the food and agri-sector, including those pertaining to farmers’ incomes. In 2014, the BJP manifesto promised to implement the Swaminathan Committee report, especially its recommendation on minimum support prices (MSPs) being 50 per cent above the costs incurred by farmers. For four years after assuming office, the party never talked about this promise. In the fifth year, the government raised MSPs to 50 per cent above costs, but the referen

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