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Minimum Support Price

Attempt to weaken Forest Produce scheme

Deliberate Attempt to weaken Forest Produce scheme? Slow and certain moves to attack incomes and rights of forest dwellers

For the longest time, the lobby of contractors, bureaucrats, forest department officials and other traders have kept local forest dwellers away from their own work of labour, namely Minor Forest Produce or MFPs, giving them only wages for the work they would do to collect and process forest produce. The profit would inevitably be scooped…

MSP: किसानों की जीत या एक और जुमला? CJP ने अशोक धवले से बातचीत की

मोदी सरकार ने हाल ही में किसानो को दिए जाने वाले MSP में इज़ाफा किया है. कुछ अख़बार और ऑनलाइन न्यूज़ एजेंसीज इसे ‘ऐतिहासिक’ बता रहे हैं. पर आखिर सच्चाई क्या है? क्या ये MSP, स्वमिनाथन कमिटी सिफारिशों के अनुरुप है? क्या किसानों तक यह MSP पहुचाने का सरकार के पास कोई ज़रिया है?  इस…

New MSP for Kharif crops

New MSP for Kharif crops: Historic or Histrionics? Govt. can't stop patting its own back for benefits it never provided

On July 4, 2018, the cabinet approved a hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops, triggering an unabashed display of self congratulations and sycophancy on social media. But given how the MSP hike without any guarantee of procurement is a meaningless publicity stunt, one wonders if the move is just a means to…

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