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Tag: Minimum Support Price

Paddy procurement in Odisha
Marginal Farmers Availing MSP Post Biggest Drop In Odisha, State Tops Country

The State’s marginal farmers own nearly 74.74 per cent of landholdings but could contribute a mere around 16.4 per cent of paddy procurement in 2019-20 and only 7.3 per cent till Jan1, 2021; Medium and large farmers in State own  around 1.13 per cent farmland but contributed 16.5 per cent of total paddy

Odisha Assembly Panel Proposes 7-Year Jail For Procuring Paddy Below MSP

Bhubaneswar: The Standing Committee-IX of the Odisha Assembly on Monday submitted three proposals to the State government, including seven years jail term for those procuring paddy from farmers below the fixed Minimum Support Price (MSP). A meeting of the Standing Committee-IX headed by Narasingha Mishra was held today and reportedly discussed on several issues pertaining […]

Farm Bills: MSP Will Continue Like Before, Reiterates Dharmendra Pradhan; Opposition Fires Salvo

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the protest from the opposition and a section of farmer’s organisations across the State and the country, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday reiterated that farm bills are the need of the 21st century and the minimum support price (MSP) based procurement of agriculture crops from farmers will continue like before. While addressing […]

CCEA clears 50-83% MSP hike for 14 kharif crops

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here on Monday, approved 50-83 per cent rise in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 14 Kharif crops for the 2020-21 marketing season. The highest MSP rise was proposed for nigerseed (Rs 755 per quintal), followed by sesamum (Rs 370 […]

Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 85/qtl; pulses up to Rs 325/qtl

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday increased the minimum support price (MSP) for wheat by Rs 85 to Rs 1,925 a quintal and for pulses by up to Rs 325 per quintal, official sources said. A decision in this regard was taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), headed by […]

Farmer suicides have fallen in five years: Rajnath

New Delhi: The number of farmer suicides has declined in the last five years, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, blaming successive Congress governments for the present plight of farmers in the country. Singh said this in the Lok Sabha while responding to allegations of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who blamed the Centre for […]

Paddy procurement
Centre hikes paddy MSP by 3.7 pc to Rs 1,815 per quintal for 2019-20 crop season

New Delhi: The government has raised the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, a key kharif crop, by 3.7 per cent to Rs 1,815 per quintal for the 2019-20 crop season, said Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Wednesday. The MSP for paddy has been increased by Rs 65 per quintal, Jowar by […]

First Modi 2.0 Cabinet extends PM Kisan scheme to more farmers

New Delhi: In a major push to boost rural consumption, the Modi government in its first Cabinet meeting decided to cover all the farmers, irrespective of their land holdings, under PM Kisan scheme that promises to transfer Rs 6,000 in their bank accounts. The revised scheme envisages to cover 2 crore more farmers with an […]

Budget may hike farm funds by 30%, raise subsidy: Sources

New Delhi: Continuing its focus on the stressed agriculture sector in the upcoming full Budget in July, the Finance Ministry is likely to increase allocation by a minimum 30 per cent over the interim Budget figures, as well as announce a flagship farmers’ scheme, official sources said on Friday. Sources privy to the budget preparations […]

Cabinet approves MSP of Rs 3,950 per quintal for raw jute

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute by Rs 250 to Rs 3,950 per quintal for 2019-20 season. The new MSP would yield returns of 55.81 per cent over the production cost of fair average quality of raw jute, which […]

Paddy MSP hike demand: CM to join BJD’s sit-in protest in New Delhi

New Delhi: Reiterating their demand for a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, the ruling BJD will stage a day-long demonstration at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on 8 January. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is also expected to join the protest, informed party’s Vice-President Prasanna Acharya. Addressing a presser held in New […]

BJD to stage protest in Delhi demanding hike in paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: To press for hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy and implementation of M.S. Swaminathan Committee recommendations, the BJD has decided to stage demonstration outside the Parliament in New Delhi on January 8. Hundreds of BJD leaders and workers will leave for New Delhi in a special train to take part in […]

Paddy Procurement
Politics over paddy MSP heats up as NITI Aayog seeks data from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent Jharsuguda visit expressed concerns over the fact that Odisha farmers are not getting the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce, NITI Aayog has now swung into action and sought certain crucial information from the State government. The Odisha Food and Civil Supplies Department has now […]

Cabinet approves Rs 200 per quintal hike in MSP for paddy

New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday 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. The decision, taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, […]

MSP hike cannot be state specific: Union Agriculture Minister

Bhubaneswar: Hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crop cannot be a mean to increase the income of farmers, said Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday. While speaking during OTV’s annual convention Foresight 2018 in Bhubaneswar, the Union Minister added, “Hike of the MSP cannot be […]

Pradhan slams Odisha govt for rejecting Centre's offer to relax FAQ norms

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan targeted the State Government on Wednesday for rejecting the Centre’s offer to relax Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms for procurement of paddy under Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism. Pradhan took to twitter and stated the decision of Odisha to reject the Centre’s proposal, for relaxation of FAQ norms for paddy […]

Welcome MSP announcement in budget: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Though Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had mixed reactions on the Union Budget, he welcomed the Centre’s promise to offer Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 1.5 times the cost of production of Kharif crops. However, Naveen termed allocation for SC, ST and other vulnerable groups and social sector in the budget as ‘grossly inadequate.’ He […]

Jual urges Naveen to return funds sanctioned for MFP procurement

Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram today urged Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to return the unutilised funds provided to the State under central scheme ‘Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Development of Value Chain of MFP’  to undertake procurement operations. “In case the State decides to […]

Odisha Assembly panel to meet President over paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly passed a resolution today to meet President Ram Nath Kovind over minimum support price (MSP) of paddy. After normalcy returned to House on the third day of the winter session, the ruling party was able to move a motion on the MSP issue and targeted the Central Government along with Prime Minister […]

Ruling-BJD fumes after Centre rejects demand to hike paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: Ruling-BJD today slammed the Centre for rejecting Odisha govt’s proposal to hike minimum support price (MSP) of paddy. The ruling party stated farmers of Odisha would stage protests if the Centre does not reconsider its decision. Rohit Pujari, deputy chief whip of the ruling party, said, “It is unfortunate that the Agriculture Ministry rejected […]

Centre hikes MSP of wheat, pulses

New Delhi: Central government on Tuesday increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat and pulses by Rs 110 and Rs 200 respectively to encourage farmers to bring a major area under cultivation. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the new MSPs of these winter sown (rabi) […]

Paddy MSP
MSP hike: BJD's state-wide agitation from July 10

Bhubaneswar: Protesting paltry hike in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, BJD today decided to stage a week-long demonstration across the State from July 10. Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, vice-president of the party Debi Prasad Mishra criticized the BJP government for making a mockery of farmers’ plight in the State. “The hike […]

Odisha opposes hike in paddy MSP by Rs 80 a quintal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister today said the Centre’s decision to increase the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by only Rs 80 per quintal is quite ‘disappointing’. A day after the Agriculture Ministry announced its decision on the paddy MSP, the chief minister today expressed his displeasure. The Ministry has proposed to increase the MSP […]

Radha Mohan Singh
PM Modi never promised 50% hike in MSP: Agriculture Minister

New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi never promised 50 per cent hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of agriculture produce. Singh said Modi, in campaign rallies before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, had spoken about 50 per cent hike in farmers’ income, and not the […]

House panel to submit memorandum to PM on MSP

Bhubaneswar: A memorandum demanding increase in the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy will soon be submitted to the Prime Minister, informed Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy after the House Committee meeting held here today. He said the House panel, in the upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will urge him to fix the MSP  at […]

Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP
Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution recommending the state government to urge the Centre to increase the MSP of common paddy to Rs 2930 per quintal. The House supported the resolution moved by Agriculture Minister Pradeep Kumar Maharathy and said the farmers should get appropriate price for paddy. The Minimum Support Price […]

MSP for paddy
MSP issue likely to rock Odisha Assembly Session

Bhubaneswar: The demand for raising Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy is likely to rock the Odisha Assembly again. As the issue is still to be discussed in the House, the Opposition may demand a discussion on it today. According to sources, Business Advisory Committee of the House is to finalize a date for discussion […]