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Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on pleas against recently passed farm laws

12 Oct, 2020, 07.54 PM IST

The three laws – Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020 – took effect from September 27 after President Ram Nath Kovid’s assent.

52% farmers oppose new agri laws over MSP fears: Survey

20 Oct, 2020, 10.42 AM IST

A perception survey of over 5,000 farmers across regions shows that while 52% were opposed to the three new farm laws, chiefly due to fears that MSP will be done away with, there is more support for the changes among marginal and small farmers.

View: Empowering the Indian farmer

03 Sep, 2020, 10.28 AM IST

The govt has set a target of doubling farmer income by 2024. It is taking various measures and a multi-pronged approach to support farmers — right from sowing to harvest to sales. As part of its stimulus package, the govt also announced an investment of Rs 1.5 lakh cr to build farm-gate infrastructure and support logistics needs for farmers and related communities.

Corn farmers in 5 states reap benefits from farm interventions: Corteva

13 Oct, 2020, 05.13 PM IST

In addition to farm mechanisation, Corteva has also focused on empowering 12,000 tribal women corn farmers. This included training on agricultural methods, providing smart crop production technology and establishing an ecosystem of ‘farmer producer companies’ (FPC) to create market linkages and an end-to-end value chain.

$46 billion heads farmers’ way as Trump seeks to bolster base

13 Oct, 2020, 11.34 AM IST

Farmers are not the only constituency benefiting from the president’s largesse: He has promised $200 prescription drug cards to millions of seniors, approved $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico, which could help his prospects in Florida.

Government to create 3,500 FPOs in 3 years to help boost farmer incomes

10 Jun, 2020, 09.51 AM IST

Recently, the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), which recommends minimum support price (MSP) for crops, asked the government to promote formation of commodity-specific FPOs under “One-Product One-District” initiative to improve backward and forward linkages, and convergence of FPOs promoted by various agencies.

Oman: A key partner in India’s Indo-Pacific vision

18 Nov, 2020, 09.37 AM IST

Prime Minister Narinder Modi’s visit to the Sultanate of Oman in 2018 initiated a new energy in bilateral relations with enhanced cooperation in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues, according to Al Rawahi.

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