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: The issue of minimum support price (MSP) of paddy has always been a topic of wrangle among major political parties in Odisha as it is directly linked to the welfare of farmers. Though the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi yesterday approved hike in MSP of 14 […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after the Centre hiked the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by Rs 65/quintal for the crop year 2019-20, the ruling-BJD and Congress today came down heavily on the BJP for low hike in the rate. The BJD launched a direct attack on the BJP-led Centre and alleged that the previous hike […]
Bhubaneswar: Reiterating that the anti-farmer policies of the Biju Janata Dal have destroyed the agri-sector of Odisha, Odisha Congress president castigated the mega farmers’ convention being organised by the BJD in New Delhi terming it as a big farce. He further called the party’s Delhi visit a picnic which costs Rs 52 lakh. The response […]
Bhubaneswar: Ruling-BJD leaders will gherao the Parliament on January 8 to press for a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, senior party leader and State Law Minister, Pratap Jena informed today. All MLAs, MPs, leaders and workers from student, farmer and youth wings of the party will leave for New Delhi in […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid race of political parties for the upcoming general elections gaining momentum, yet again the Congress launched scathing attacks on the Centre and State Government over not waiving farm loan and employment crisis in Odisha. Addressing a presser at Congress Bhawan in Bhubaneswar, OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik stated that the Naveen Patnaik-led government should […]
Bhubaneswar: Soon after coming to power in Chhattisgarh, the Congress government announced a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy to Rs 2,500 per quintal from Rs 1,750. While the announcement is seen as an act against the guidelines that restrict States in the country from declaring bonus for paddy over and above […]
Bhubaneswar: The noise over minimum support price (MSP) of paddy is yet to die down in Odisha even though Finance minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the Union Budget on Thursday promised farmers a MSP that will be 1.5 times the production cost of Kharif crops. The ruling-BJD and the Congress in Odisha expressed doubts over […]
Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday intensified its ongoing agitation against Centre for rejecting Odisha’s demand for increasing the paddy minimum support price (MSP). The leaders and activists of the party today staged dharna in 17 districts including Bargarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Koraput as part of their State-wide agitation against the […]
Bhubaneswar: A couple of days after the Central government ruled out the chances for an increase in the Paddy MSP, the ruling-BJD today decided to launch a 10-day-long demonstration across the State from January 8. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, general secretary of the party Sanjay Das Burma criticized the Centre for making […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s hopes of a hike in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy were dashed after the Centre in Parliament today ruled out chances of an increase citing that the government is already providing adequate margins to farmers. In a written reply, Union minister of State for Agriculture, Gajendra Singh Sekhawat said that the Centre […]