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Maximum MSP hike has been for oilseed sesame, which was raised by Rs 452/quintal — a 6.59 per cent hike from last year — the highest among all crops this year.
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The farmers fear that that minimum support price will not be enforced once private mandis come up.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tells ThePrint he doesn’t view the protesting farmers as Khalistanis & that govt is ready to address all their objections and reservations.
Govt data says export of non-basmati rice declines by over 37% — from 50,48,000 MT in April-November 2018 to 31,41,000 MT during same period last year.
Modi's rallies are significant given Lok Sabha polls are due next year and the BJP hopes to fight it on a pro-rural, pro-farmer plank.
Party directs state units to launch ‘information blitzkrieg’ on decision, counter opposition attempts to project it as anti-farmer. New Delhi: A day after the NDA government announced a significant increase in the minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops, including the highest absolute ever MSP hike for paddy, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is preparing to hit the ground running, to reap the political dividends and counter the opposition’s concerted attempt to project it as an anti-farmer party. The party’s central leadership Thursday directed all state units to launch an information blitzkrieg about the NDA government’s decision, which is in keeping with its promise to double farmers’ income by 2022. Sources said the BJP high command has asked all its party chiefs in the states to hold press conferences regarding the Modi government’s farmer-friendly move. It is learnt that all elected representatives, MPs and MLAs, would also be taking the message to...