The average income of farmers in 2015-16 was about Rs 30,000 and, hence, Rs 6,000 would be 20 per cent.
It appears that India has substantially underreported its market price support for chickpeas, pigeon peas, lentils,” the US said
As and when we have more resources, this amount will definitely be increased, says Radha Mohan.
Rice exports from India are set to swing in the last quarter of this year on a spate in orders after shipments slumped 14% in the last three quarters over high input costs and tepid demand from Bangladesh.
The MSP is the rate below which the mills cannot sell sugar in the open market to wholesalers and bulk consumers like beverage and biscuit makers.
The production window of the Valentine Day flush is from 25th January till 12th February.
In a letter to the commerce minister, pepper consortium has raised concerns over spurt in illegal imports of Vietnam pepper.
The aim is to issue KCCs to eligible farmers within two weeks of submission of application forms.
Neither the ruling NDA nor the Congress has proposed a truly universal scheme for farmers.
While the rains will help cut the cost of irrigation for the wheat crop, these are set to affect the output of oilseeds.
Singh said the scheme required deep commitment at all levels of state administration to make sure that farmers get the desired benefit on time.
The total cotton supply projected by the CAI during the months of October 2018 to January 2019 is 198.80 lakh bales.
The central bank has enhanced the limit of collateral-free agriculture loans.
The fund will provide subsidised loans to states and Union Territories for 585 agricultural produce market committee (APMC) mandis and 10,000 gramin agricultural markets (GrAMs).
The scheme promises to pay Rs 6,000 a year in three instalments to farmers who own up to 2 hectares of land, with the first instalment due for the period from December 1 to March 31.
Singh said the scheme reflected central government’s commitment to provide an assured income to small and marginal farmers having land up to 2 hectares.