Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister @DVSBJP reviews performance of fertilizer Public Sector Undertakings, PSUs; asks CMDs of the PSUs to gear up for upcoming Rabi season, and ensure that farmers get fertilisers in adequate quantity in time.
Out of 341.33 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of wheat procured for the central pool in the 2019-20 rabi marketing season (RMS), share of Punjab and Haryana was 129.12 LMT and 93.2 LMT respectively. Read more:
The increase in MSP for wheat, the main Rabi crop that accounts for 90% of the crop by value, is just 2.5% which is less than half the current inflation rate of 5.5 to 6%.
Average MSP increase in rabi crops hits 6-year low at 4.3% @niti_kiran
Cabinet okays hike in minimum support price for key rabi crops @shreyanandi15 reports)
The huge drop in demand & abrupt stop in supply chain due to the unplanned lockdown has forced farmers to let 30% of their Rabi crop rot in the fields.
The release of food grains to the States will help create storage space with Food Corporation of India (FCI) to ramp up Rabi season procurement of Wheat and Rice. In our fight against the pandemic we must ensure that no one faces hunger: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is providing comprehensive risk coverage and safety net to crores of farmers at an extremely minimum premium of 2% for Kharif crops and 1.5% for Rabi crops. Checkout its comparison on various parameters with earlier crop insurance schemes.
Met many daily wagers working farmland in Rabi season being paid in old notes. If govt stops swaps & minus bank accounts where will they go?