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New MSP: Govt fails to meet Swaminathan standards, yet again -Banjot Kaur

-Down to Earth While the Modi cabinet claims that land rent is included, calculations suggest otherwise The Narendra Modi cabinet made a big ticket announcement of increasing the minimum support price (MSP) of 14 Kharif Crops on Wednesday (July 4). Farmer agitations all across the country in the past few months have been focused on demanding that MSP be increased so it is at par with 1.5 times the cost of...

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Farmer unions welcome MSP hike for Kharif Crops -Anand Patel

-IndiaToday.in New Delhi: Farmer unions have welcomed hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif Crops announced by the Centre on Wednesday, but said that the increase was well short of their expectations. All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) the umbrella body representing 194 farmer unions from across the country, has called the hike as old wine in a new bottle. An AIKSCC statement said that the Cabinet decision to fix...

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MSP of 14 Kharif Crops hiked, millet growers to benefit -Vishwa Mohan

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The Centre hiked on Wednesday the minimum support price (MSP) of 14 kharif (summer sown) crops for the 2018-19 marketing season, syncing it with BJP’s 2014 poll promise to provide farmers a profit margin of at least 50% over their cost of production for all the notified crops across the country. Seven of these 14 crops have reported hikes of nearly 20% or more as compared...

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Minimum support price for paddy hiked by Rs. 200 a quintal -Vikas Vasudeva & Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu The Union government looks to fulfil its poll promise of giving farmers 50 per cent more rate than their cost of production. In keeping with the promise made in this year’s Budget speech, the Union Cabinet has approved a hike in minimum support prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops so that they are 50% higher than the cost of production, not including land costs. This includes a ?200 per quintal increase in...

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'Wrong Cost Calculation': Modi Govt's Big Move to Woo Farmers Gets a Thumbs Down -Rounak Kumar Gunjan

-News18.com CCEA in its meeting on Wednesday approved an increase in MSP for summer crops, especially paddy and dal, as a move to fulfil its Budget promise and address farmers' concerns about the cost of crops. New Delhi: The Cabinet’s decision to increase minimum support price (MSP) for Kharif Crops, intended to appease farmers, does not seem to have struck the right chord. CCEA in its meeting on Wednesday approved an increase...

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