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Government raises Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP)

Government raises Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Part of: GS-III- Economy (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) TRIFED to monitor the implementation of the revised MSP in states In a crucial  announcement affecting the livelihoods of tribal gatherers , the Government today revised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) of 49 items. The order issued by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in New Delhi today states that the MSP for MFPs is

APMC amendments

APMC amendments Part of: GS-III- Economy -Agriculture (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) Recently, Gujarat’s state government has cleared the Gujarat Agricultural Produce Markets (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, earlier it was conducted by MP gov. It has ended the monopoly of state-run Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) and has allowed private entities to set up their own market committees or sub-market yards. Highlights of the Ordinance Restriction

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) The Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) was approved by the cabinet in May 2017 for the period of 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle. The scheme has now been renamed as the "Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)". It is an umbrella scheme incorporating ongoing schemes of the Ministry like Mega Food Parks, Integrated Cold Chain and V

Model Contract Farming Act, 2018

Model Contract Farming Act, 2018 With a view to integrate farmers with bulk purchasers including exporters, agro- industries etc. for better price realization through mitigation of market and price risks to the farmers and ensuring smooth agro raw material supply to the agro industries, a “Model Contract Farming Act” has been prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare for  circulation to the States for its adoption. Farmer’s producer organizations

Labelling organic products

Labelling organic products The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had issued regulations that required food companies selling organic produce to get certified from either one authority. Certificate issuing authorities will be National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) or the Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India). Companies could also get a voluntary logo from the FSSAI that marked its produce as ‘organic.’ It will be implemented from July 201

Farm Bills: who gains and who loses

Farm Bills: who gains and who loses Context: Farmers have taken to the streets, protesting against three Bills on agriculture market reforms that were passed by Parliament. What are the three Bills? The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, allows farmers to sell their harvest outside the notified Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) mandis without paying any State taxes or fees. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) A


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