It was also decided to ensure that any fall in international prices should be reflected by fertilizer companies with subsequent reduction in minimum retail price (MRP).
The agriculture ministry said there has been a jump of more than six times in coverage of non-loanee farmers from 14.88 lakh in kharif 2015.
The Cabinet took the decision to fix MSP for toria in 2017-18 market season on the basis of normal market price differentials.
Farmers are worried about the new debt they are taking with interest rates as high as 36% to make sure they are able to plant and look after the new crop after demonetisation disrupted the cash-based village economy.
Dense fog in the national capital on Friday led to diversion of two flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
“Vegetable supplies have now increased by 5-10% over the previous week," said Metharam Kriplani, president, Chamber of Azadpur fruit and vegetable traders in New Delhi.
Industry body Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) said it will get clarity on sales volume by December-end as the rabi planting season has just begun.
Planting of rabi crop increased 35% in seven days to November 25, official data showed. Planting of winter-sown crops is also nearly 5% higher than last year.
Earlier, the customers wanted to finish their old notes, but now they are seeing the benefit of having a card,” said Sandeep Ghosh, biz head.
Water levels in key reservoirs were higher, improving the prospects of planting crops after the four-month monsoon season ended in September.
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