Coconut growers to now earn more as govt hikes MSP in relief to farmers

The MSP for the dehusked coconut has been increased from Rs 2,571 per quintal during the last season to Rs 2,700 per quintal in the current season. In a major relief to the coconut farmers, the Narendra Modi government increased the minimum support price for mature dehusked coconut by 5.02 per cent. The MSP for the dehusked […]

PM Modi to India Inc: ‘Time for bold investments, not conservative decisions’

PM Modi delivered the inaugural address of the 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today via video conferencing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India should convert the COVID-19 crisis into a turning point towards becoming a self-reliant nation. PM Modi also emphasized the need for import-substitution while […]

Kisan Credit Card: This is How You Can Make KCC at Home in Minutes; Whole Process Explained

Covid-19 has taught many lessons to humans. While in one hand, we become more aware of cleanliness, it taught farmers to become more aware of their basic rights and needs. The government along with administration has been working relentlessly to provide basic relief measures to the farmers amid the lockdown period and initiated different schemes. […]

PM-KISAN and the Adoption of Modern Agricultural Technologies

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme aims to provide income support to farmers for easing their liquidity needs to facilitate timely access to inputs. This study, based on 1,406 farmers of Uttar Pradesh, uses a binary choice model to examine the targeting accuracy and correlates of the spending pattern of farmers. Triple difference with […]

Farmers liberated today, claims Modi govt; ‘One Nation, One Market’, other agri reforms announced

With the latest move, commodities such as cereals, edible oils, oilseeds, pulses, onions, and potato are likely to get deregulated as no stock limit will be applicable to processors or traders. The Union Cabinet today approved the amendment to the decades-old Essential Commodities Act, following up on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ economic […]

It could help government to get closer to doubling farmers’ incomes by 2023

Let us start with some good news on the economic front. During the first year (2019-20) of the second term of the Narendra Modi government, gross value added (GVA) in agriculture and allied sectors registered a growth of 4 per cent. This is commendable, especially when juxtaposed with the growth of overall GVA of the economy at […]

Covid-19 and climate action in India’s provinces

The collective efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in India offer vital lessons that could inform science-based climate action strategies in various states India’s lockdown to contain the coronavirus epidemic emptied roads in cities, leading to a marked decrease in air pollution (Photo by Pixabay) The year 2020 is an important milestone to enhance global […]

Is the Agricultural Package Addressing Challenges Small Farmers Face in a Pandemic?

The stimulus package has not made clear whether or how small farmers will really benefit. As agricultural activities are in full swing due to ongoing rabi harvest and forthcoming kharif sowing, the continuing lockdown in India is pushing small farmers further to the margins. While various governments (both Central and states) have announced relaxations for agricultural activities and support […]

Special Cell is ensuring hassle-free movement of perishables across India: Agriculture Minister

More than 2,000 major markets are now functional in the country. State governments were requested to relax Mandi Act norms so that farmers can sell their produce without going to mandis, says Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Several steps have been taken to help farmers and to ensure efficient supply of vegetables, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tells Prerna Katiyar […]

Agri reforms implementation will be ‘1991 moment for agriculture and rural economy’

If implemented in letter and spirit, these agri reforms are going to be the ‘1991 moment for the agriculture and rural economy’ By Pankaj Bobade Equity markets were pregnant with expectations immediately after the honourable PM’s 8 pm address on May 12, 2020, and it was evident from the SGX Nifty’s immediate jump and domestic market […]