Wheat prices up 14% in 6 weeks on low supply

Synopsis Pune: Wheat prices have increased 14% in the past six weeks, as supplies dwindled due to the monsoon season and there is demand for milling, which may now make products like flour, maida, suji, biscuits and bread costlier. Small traders and farmers have sold off their wheat stocks, while multinationals and big traders are […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Latest: Helpline Numbers Issued for Farmers for any Farm-related Issues amid Lockdown

Amid the nationwide lockdown to prevent the global pandemic COVID-19, the government has been taking several measures to give relief to its citizens. When the entire world is suffering from the nationwide lockdown, the Agriculture Department has launched helpline numbers to the farmers after the centre exempted agriculture and allied services from lockdown rule. Moreover, […]

India Passes INR 170K Cr Covid-19 Package For Farmers, Daily Wagers

1.Farmers will get an instalment of INR 2000 under PM-KISAN scheme in April 2.Govt has increased the daily wages of workers employed under the MNREGA 3.INR 50 Lakh insurance cover for medical professionals has also been announced With small and medium businesses, agricultural units, farmers and daily workers hit hard by the nationwide lockdown in […]

Maharashtra budget allocates ₹7,000 cr for farm loan waiver scheme

MUMBAI : The first budget of Maharashtra‘s MVA government, presented in the assembly on Friday, has made a provision of ₹7,000 crore for the ambitious Mahatma Jyotirao Phule farm loan waiver scheme, the total outlay for which is ₹22,000 crore. The outlay for the scheme, which aims to write off crop loans up to ₹2 lakh pending as on September […]