Minimum Support Price for paddy hiked by Rs 100 to Rs 2,040 per quintal for 2022-23; other kharif crops MSP also hiked

India hiked the minimum support price for kharif crops by 4-9 per cent for the 2022-23 crop year, with paddy MSP being raised by Rs 100 to Rs 2,040 per quintal. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the increase in MSPs for all 14 kharif (summer) crops for 2022-23 crop year. “The MSP […]

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Kharif sowing to pick up momentum in July

Sowing of summer crops in the first three weeks of the season has remained below last year’s levels in most parts of the country. Farmers are waiting for July showers too start the sowing in earnest all across the country. While the southwest monsoon covered most of the country earlier than the normal schedule, causing […]

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Crop arrivals to mandis rise after Supreme Court stays the three farm laws

Arrivals of several crops in the organised mandis have picked up ever since the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three contentious farm laws on 12 January, 2021, according to official data on the Union agriculture ministry’s Agmarknet portal. Of the ten major kharif crops, mandis have seen increased arrivals in five crops – […]

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Need to shift from rice to millet cultivation to deal with India’s water crisis – official

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Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said there is a need to shift from rice to millet cultivation to reduce high water consumption.   Millets are nutritious and rich in micro nutrients, particularly protein and calcium, and they must be used in safety net schemes for women and children to reduce high water consumption, he said in […]

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