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June 19, 2024 11:36 PM

Cabinet approves MSP for 14 Kharif season crops, farmers to get Rs 35,000 crore more over previous season

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for 14 Kharif crops, including paddy, ragi, bajra, jowar, maize, and cotton. The decision will have a financial implication of Rs 2 lakh crore for the government while ensuring a gain of Rs 35,000 crore for farmers over the previous season. Addressing the media after the Cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw underscored the significance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's third...

June 18, 2024 9:00 PM

PM Modi releases 17th installment of PM KISAN scheme worth more than Rs 20000 cr

In his first visit to Varanasi after being re-elected for a third consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 17th installment of the PM-KISAN scheme on Tuesday, amounting to more than Rs 20,000 crores for around 9.26 crore beneficiary farmers across the country. The latest disbursement takes the total benefits provided under the PM-KISAN scheme to over Rs 3.04 lakh crore, reaching more than 11 crore eligible farmer families since its inception in 2019. During the event, PM Mod...

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