Fields need tilling and next dose of fertiliser but farmers have been kept away for the past three days.
Niti Aayog has given the in-principle approval to the scheme and now the proposal has gone to the Expenditure Finance Committee for clearance, said the official.
“It is a big setback to the sector which has an important role in doubling farmers’ income,” a food processing ministry official said.
From a peak of Rs 150-160 per kg last year, farmers are now getting Rs 125-130 per kg, said traders.
Wheat harvesting has just begun in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Prices may rise by March end, when market despatches will reduce.
The association has asked the Centre to increase the ex-mill price to Rs 35-36 per kg.
Food and trade policy analyst Devinder Sharma said Rs 6,000 would not be enough given the severe stress the farming community was facing.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced a 2% interest subvention for farmers engaged in animal husbandry and fisheries who take loans through the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced 2% interest subvention for farmers engaged in animal husbandry and fisheries who take loan through the Kisan Credit Card scheme.
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