Minimum Support Price: News

23 Aug 2022

Delhi Police

Centre's committee on MSP constitues sub-groups to discuss key issues

The government's committee on minimum support price (MSP), natural farming, and crop diversification constituted three internal sub-groups to discuss the mandated issues in its inaugural meeting on Monday.

22 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

MSP not implemented because of PM's friend Adani: SP Malik

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik recently stated that India's farmers cannot be subdued and will continue to demonstrate till their demands are met, lashing out at the government for not implementing the promised legal assurance of Minimum Support Price (MSP).

24 Jul 2022


Control inflation, reduce prices but without hurting farmers: RSS

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, on Friday, called for the government to reduce inflation and lower prices, but with the interest of farmers in mind.

11 Dec 2021


Farmers' victory march today as yearlong protest comes to end

Thousands of farmers camping at Delhi's borders will hold a victory march on Saturday as they start returning to their homes in Punjab, Haryana, and other states.

22 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Legalize MSP, sack Minister: Farmers' demands to PM Modi

Farmers protesting at Delhi's borders wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi listing their remaining demands after the central government agreed to repeal the controversial agricultural laws.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

BKU (Bhanu), Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan withdraw from farmers' protest

Two farmer unions on Wednesday announced their withdrawal from the months-long protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

During the ninth round of talks with farmers on Friday, the Centre insisted on clause-by-clause discussion, a departure from the blanket demand of protesters to repeal the three laws.

02 Jan 2021


Farmers threaten to shut petrol-pumps, malls if January-4 talks fail

Farmer unions protesting the three newly-enacted central farm laws on Friday threatened to shut all malls and petrol pumps in Haryana if the Centre fails to meet their demands during the next, seventh round of talks on January 4.

29 Dec 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

The agitation of farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.

06 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Farmers' protest: Government ready for written assurance on MSP

The central government is ready to give written assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws, Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary said on Sunday.

05 Dec 2020

Piyush Goyal

Next round of farmers' meeting with government on December 9

Representatives of the protesting farmers and the government sat down for the fifth round of talks on Saturday amid the brouhaha over the Centre's new agricultural bills.

05 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

03 Dec 2020

West Bengal

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

Representatives from farmers groups protesting against the Centre's new farm laws on Thursday held talks with the government to address their concerns.

01 Dec 2020


Farmers' meeting with government remains inconclusive; next round on Thursday

On Tuesday, a three-member team of Union Ministers started talks with 35 representatives of farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws.

21 Nov 2020


Punjab farmers to temporarily lift train blockade from Monday

Punjab's farmer bodies on Saturday decided to lift their rail blockade, which had been imposed in protest of the Centre's contentious new farm laws.

20 Oct 2020


Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

Punjab became the first opposition-ruled state to introduce a resolution against the Centre's three farm laws, that stirred massive protests in the state.

22 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills

The Opposition has boycotted the Parliament in protest of the farm bills. They on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.

21 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Government announces MSP hike amid protests over farm bills

Amid intense protests over the controversial farm bills, the Union Cabinet has approved an increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi crops for the 2021-22 season, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the Lok Sabha, today.

21 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

After a stormy session yesterday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed pandemonium again today after eight MPs, who were suspended for their unruly behavior, refused to leave the House.

20 Sep 2020


Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.


Narendra Modi

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

20 Sep 2020


Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

19 Sep 2020


Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

01 Feb 2019

Piyush Goyal

#Budget2019: Piyush Goyal announces direct cash transfer for marginal farmers

On Friday, acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim budget in the Parliament amid ruckus from the Opposition.

17 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections.

03 Nov 2018


Odisha Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP

The BJP has alleged that the BJD government has neglected the agricultural sector, forcing many farmers to commit suicide in Odisha.

#AyodhyaRamMandir: Ram temple in Ayodhya soon, says BJP's state spokesperson

Expressing the commitment of BJP to Palampur resolution, the party's Uttar Pradesh spokesperson said in Mathura on Saturday that Ram temple will be constructed in Ayodhya soon.

26 Oct 2018

Farmers Protest

Fed up of Center's apathetic-attitude, farmers plan march to Delhi

An umbrella body of 260 farmers organizations will hold a 'Kisan March' to Delhi next month to protest against the central government's "apathetic attitude" in solving problems of their community, leaders of a farmers' committee said yesterday.

02 Oct 2018

Uttar Pradesh

#KisanKrantiMarch: What are our farmers demanding?

Thousands of farmers today marched towards Delhi over demands ranging from farm loan waivers to cut in fuel prices.

08 May 2018


Maharashtra government to give Rs. 3/liter subsidy to milk producers

The Maharashtra cabinet today decided to provide Rs. 3 subsidy for every liter of milk to the co-operative and private producers to manufacture milk powder.

26 Mar 2018


As Anna Hazare continues stir, villagers protest in 'Sholay' style

As the most famous resident of their village continued his indefinite hunger strike in Delhi, people in Anna Hazare's Ralegan Siddhi on Monday replicated actor Dharmendra's protest atop a water tank in the iconic film "Sholay", to support the social activist's demands.

25 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Mann Ki Baat highlights: MSP, affordable healthcare and more

In the latest edition of Mann Ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi has announced that each and every expense incurred by farmers, including their labor cost, will be accounted for while fixing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) at 1.5 times the input cost.

12 Mar 2018


Mumbai: Ground turns red as farmers converge for protest

Azad Maidan in south Mumbai turned into a sea of red Monday morning as thousands of farmers, carrying red flags, converged after walking around 180 km under the blazing sun over the last six days.

01 Feb 2018


#DecodingBudget: Who are the biggest winners and losers this time?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has delivered the crucial Budget 2018, which is the last full-fledged Budget for the incumbent Modi-led government before 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

15 Sep 2017


Now, Rajasthan may waive farm loans up to Rs. 50,000

Rajasthan may waive farmers' loans following a 13-day farmer protest in the state.

15 Jun 2017


How economically prudent are farm loan waivers?

Triggered by factors including bad monsoons, farmers across India have been demanding waiver of farm loans from the government.