Till the last rabi season, on a pilot basis in 16 districts across 11 states, companies were getting subsidy after farmers purchased fertilisers post Aadhar identification
Paswan added that it was not necessary all suggestions will be implemented, and that another round of meetings could take place.
The inter-mandi trade will facilitate more competition among trader and more choices to farmers, say agriculture ministry officials.
The agriculture secretary said normal monsoon forecast by the weather office was a shot in the arm for the sector and good for the agriculture economy.
UP owes Rs 8,869 crore of the total outstanding arrears of around Rs 19,246 crore, said officials, who did not wish to be identified.
Sugar mills are asking for subsidy after food ministry recently said mills will have to compulsory export 2 million tonnes in the next few months owing to surplus sugar in the country.
Monsanto India says it is very disappointed with the court order; some experts feel it may imperil India’s cotton farmers while others say it will protect them.
Industry estimates show that mills making the sweetener, of which India is the world’s biggest consumer, already owed farmers about Rs 17,000 crore until March-end.
The weather office said in its latest forecast that thundershowers along with gusty wind are “very likely” in some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and adjoining regions for three days.
If the export price remains competitive, a small window for agri-exports could open for Indian exporters of oilseed meals – soyameal – and mustard, cotton and maize.
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