Minimum Support Prices (MSPs)

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) What to study? For Prelims: MSP- crops covered, how is it decided. For Mains: MSP- need, significance, concerns …

MSP for MFP

Topics Covered: Schemes for the welfare of vulnerable sections of the society. MSP for MFP What to study? For Prelims: What is MSP? MFP? Scheme related? For Mains: Significance of the scheme and MFP for tribals.  Context: The Union government’s ‘mechanism for marketing of minor forest produce (MFP) through minimum support price (MSP) and development …

Insights Daily Current Events January 07, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 07, 2014   NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES The Food Security Act- an initiative to avert malnutrition Food security refers to household’s physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that fulfills the dietary needs and food preferences of that household for living an active and healthy life. …