Usually, small farmers receive prices that are even lower than the support price
Increase the government support price
of palay from P17 to P22 per kilo!
Patole burnt a stack of food grain stalks on the State Legislature premises, as a symbolic protest against the delay on the part of the state government in hiking the minimum support prices
of cotton, soya bean and pulses produced in Maharashtra.
Sugarcane Support Price
Mill-Gate Delivery (Per 40 Kg) Year Punjab Sindh Khyber Quality Premium PakhtunKhawa 2000-01 35.00 36.00 35.00 0.50 2001-02 42.00 43.00 42.00 0.50 (Indicative price) 2002-03 40.00 43.00 40.00 0.50 2003-04 40.00 41.00 40.00 0.50 2004-05 40.00 43.00 40.00 0.50 2005-06 45.00 60.00 45.00 0.50 2006-07 60.00 67.00 65.00 0.50 2007-08 60.00 67.00 65.00 0.50 2008-09 80.00 81.00 80.00 0.50 2009-10 100.00 102.00 100.00 0.50 [GRAPHIC OMITTED]
According to the WTO rules, a country could not provide subsidy of more than 10 percent of the agriculture contribution in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of a country and claimed that fixing Rs 950 per 40 kilogramme as wheat support price
is much higher.
Typically, when international prices for wheat (in US$) have surged, domestic prices have not followed tip, and the same has been true when international prices have dipped, suggesting, in the first instance, that measures were taken to protect the domestic consumers, and in the second instance, the domestic producers, including through the support price
Unfortunately, all recommendations of highest forum and demands of the PKI have been thrown into dustbin as higher authorities delayed the decision on import duty (the notification is not issued yet) and put the issue of support price
on back burner, Mr Khokhar laments.
The efforts of the Telangana government to provide minimum support price
to the farmer has become a role model to the entire country," the Chief Minister said at a high-level meeting at Pragathi Bhavan, his official residence.
HYDERABAD -- The Cane Commissioner Sindh Mohammad Afzal has assured that the government will announce support price
of cane within three days.
The PTI government is also working on a plan to enhance the wheat support price
to encourage the farmers to plant additional area with the staple crop, which will ensure food security in the country.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is considering to adapt an industry proposal of implementing a support price
for pork and chicken meat to ensure raisers' income during times of oversupply and falling meat prices in the market.
New Delhi: The Cabinet has approved a Rs 105 per quintal hike in the minimum support price
of wheat to Rs 1,840 per quintal for 2018-19 season, sources said.