MSP Current Affairs, GK & News
The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) is in discussions with India on the procurement of Indian wheat. Why World Food Programme (WFP) wants to procure wheat from India? This is because many countries all over the world are facing food security challenges due to the supply chain disruptions caused by the Russia-Ukraine war. How ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2022
Category: International Current Affairs
Union Cabinet approved an increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Kharif crops for 2021-22, to increase farmers’ income. Key Points Centre has increased MSP for paddy by Rs It now stands at to Rs 1,940 per quintal for 2021-22 crop. Highest absolute increase in MSP over previous year has been recommended for sesamum, followed by tur ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for milling copra and ball copra. Key Facts The government has increased the MSP of copra by ₹375 from 2020. Thus, the Copra would cost ₹10,335 per quintal and contributes in boosting the farmers’ income. ..
The scheme for providing minimum support price for minor forest produce is being discussed as an efficient way of supporting forest dependent people during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. About the Scheme The minimum support price (MSP) for minor forest produce (MFP) scheme was introduced in 2013. It is a social security scheme introduced for labourers ..
The National Commission on Farmers (NCF) was constituted in 2004, under the chairmanship of Professor M.S. Swaminathan to make suggestions on a medium-term strategy for food & nutrition security in the nation, enhancing the farming profitability, suggest policy reforms for improving agricultural production, increasing credit supply and providing cost competitiveness to the farmers of the ..
The government of Haryana has launched the scheme Jal Hi Jeevan to replace the paddy crop with that of Maize and other crops to aid in water conservation through crop diversification. The scheme aims to address the depleting water table of the state. Objectives of the Scheme To reduce the area of water-guzzling crops in ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs