As per the agriculture ministry data, the central government has released funds to 43.20 lakh farmers.
The MSP has been fixed for the toria crop grown in 2019-20 rabi season, which is underway, and to be harvested in 2020-21: Agriculture ministry.
Only 0.01 per cent (1.36 lakh boxes) of 11 crore boxes has been purchased directly from growers so far.
Heavy rains in October and November have brought more misery to India’s farmers.
It is not clear yet what terms India will agree to in order to join what could become the world’s largest trade deal.
NAFED will acquire more than 50 per cent of the apple from J&K farmers.
Farmers are mainly dependent on gut feel when it comes to irrigating their crops.
Under the PM-KMY a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 will be provided to eligible farmers.
India’s trade ministry has said it remains engaged in talks over the pact, seeking to strike a balance between tariff cuts and domestic sensitivities.
Government spelt out its key priorities in the budget which was focused for making India a USD 5 trillion economy.