LAST UPDATED : Feb 26, 2021, 04:09 AM IST
- Eye on arhtiyas, Centre prods Punjab & Haryana for online MSP
In what seems to be a “strike” against arhtiyas (middlemen) seen to be key backers of the farm protests, the Centre has asked the Punjab and Haryana governments to ensure online payment for crops procured at minimum support price (MSP) directly to farmers from next procurement season.
- MSP tha, MSP hai aur MSP rahega, assures PM Modi
'MSP (Minimum Support Price) tha, MSP hai aur MSP rahega' (MSP was there, MSP is there, MSP will remain in the future) said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha on Monday amid the ongoing farmers' protests against the Centre's contentious farm laws.
- Over 2 crore farmers benefitted from govt's MSP procurement in 2019-20: Agriculture minister
More than 2 crore farmers benefited from the government's procurement of seven commodities at the minimum support price (MSP) during 2019-20, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed Parliament on Tuesday.
- Bring law on MSP: Protesters to government
Farmers may consider withdrawing their demand for the repeal of the three controversial farm laws if the government assures a guaranteed law for minimum support price (MSP) and agrees to the constitution of the farmers commission, the BKU-Lokshakti has said.
- Bihar junked APMC Act in '06, but it hasn't benefited farmers
Bihar's farmers got the 'freedom of choices' in selling their produce 14 years ago with the scrapping of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act in the state in 2006, but that has not yielded better prices for them, an analysis of price trends before and after the scrapping of the Act shows. The gap between farm harvest prices and MSP has either widened or remained same.
- Panel led by me recommended ensuring MSP: Hooda
Haryana Congress Legislature Party leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda says farmers’ agitation is not a political, but national issue. He accuses BJP govt of trying to dislodge the stir. Speaking to TOI’s Manvir Saini, the former Haryana CM reiterates his plan to bring a no confidence motion against the BJP-JJP coalition.