In February 2017, Food Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan introduced a new scheme, electronic Negotiable Warehousing Receipts (NWR). These receipts in electronic format would potentially replace the physical ones that were issued to farmers while storing their goods in the warehouse.
Onion farmers getting less than the production cost has always been a topic of debate, especially in Maharashtra. The onion’s average production cost is Rs 11 to 12 per kg, and they earn Rs 5 to 6 per kilo. However,
The Meghalaya government Thursday approved setting up of a commission to look into the problem faced by farmers. State cabinet approved the proposal made by the Agriculture Department to set up the Farmers’ Commission in line with the resolution passed