What is fair and remunerative price (FRP)? How is it paid?

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices.   Context: The Maharashtra government has issued a government resolution which will allow sugar mills to pay the basic fair and remunerative price (FRP) in two tranches. Sugar mill owners have welcomed the move. However, farmers are not …

How Agri Infra Fund is strengthening primary Agri Co-Op Societies?

GS Paper 3 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.    Co-Op Societies Context: One year after its launch, the Central government’s Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) has given a major …