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When human food is cheaper than cattle and poultry feed

Dr. Devinder Sharma’s blog | January 9, 2013   The clamour for freezing the wheat procurement price is not dying down. Ironically, it is being spearheaded by the same organisation that is supposed to economically work out the procurement price in the first place — the Commission for Costs and Prices (CACP). In an editorial, The Economic Times (Wheat Mess, Jan 8, 2013) calls the decision to hike the wheat price by Rs 650 per tonne as ‘ridiculous and inane’. It of course draws its opinion from the “wise men of the Commission for Costs and Prices”, as it acknowledges.    Wheat procurement price is Rs 1350 per quintal for the 2013 […]

Agri-reforms should be placed on priority: Dr Ashok Gulati

http://www.fnbnews.com/article/detnews.asp?articleid=29836&sectionid=11 Monday, May 16, 2011 Irum Khan Dr Ashok Gulati, chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), says liberal agri-reforms with more involvement of private players will help begetting progressive changes in the market. Gulati particularly stresses on building an intelligent market agency to expediting the decision making process during critical market situations. Excerpts from the interview.. What is the role that you would want Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP) to play pro-actively under your chairmanship in the coming days? First and foremost, I would like to see that the MSP (minimum support price), which is announced by the government for various agricultural commodities, after taking into […]

Surging food prices add fuel to fire

Resurgence a magazine published by Third world network carried a special issue on surging food prices.  the magazine can be accessed on line at http://twnside.org.sg/title2/resurgence/2011/twr247.htm

Seeds of strife

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/node/1737 Author(s): Latha Jishnu Issue: Aug 31, 2010 The Seed Bill takes away states’ power to regulate seed prices, could lead to Centre-state confrontation Photos: Surya Sen IT WAS yet another meeting in a series that began six years ago. On July 28, close to 40 members of Parliament and state leaders met in Room 124 of Krishi Bhavan, the Delhi headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, in what seemed a last-ditch attempt to thrash out the contested points in a proposed law to regulate the seeds trade. The meeting was called by Minister for Agriculture Shared Pawar, who had put together the first draft of the Seed Bill in […]

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