The Odisha Government on Friday demanded a hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy to Rs 2930 which would largely benefit the farmers of the State.
The ruling BJD government welcomed Centre's decision, Congress said the hike in MSP is of no use for the farmers.
The decision taken by the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will help farmers take a call on which kharif (summer) crop to grow as sowing picks with the spread of the Southwest monsoon.
Bhubaneswar: When it comes to Minimum Support Price (MSP) in Odisha, the ruling BJD goes with guns blazing at the Centre (be it UPA or NDA), but turns coy when it comes to biting the bullet. For which, nearly 48 per cent of the farmers in State are deprived of MSP benefit in the State. […]
Bhubaneswar: Farmers unrest spilled over to Assembly today, when the opposition Congress raised a din in the house over lapses in procurement system and alleged distress sale of paddy in western Odisha. Though farmers and political leaders in western Odisha have expressed apprehension over distress sale of paddy in the region over introduction of centralised […]
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 […]
Bargarh: Hitting out at the BJP, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday accused the Centre of having no sympathy towards the farmers of Odisha. “The central government has no time to deal with the the problems of Odisha farmers,” Patnaik said, addressing a series of election meetings at Atabira, […]