‘MSP will continue’: government announces increase in support prices for kharif crops | India News

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'MSP will continue': government announces increase in support prices for kharif crops |  India News


NEW DELHI: In a relief to farmers, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday it approved an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) for several kharif crops.
Announcing the Cabinet decisions during a press conference, the Union agriculture minister Narendra singh Tomar said the MSP of rice has increased to Rs 1,940 per quintal in 2021-22 from Rs 1,868 per quintal in 2020-21.
Likewise, the PEM for bajra, legumes and other crops has also been raised.
“The highest absolute increase in MSP over the previous year was recommended for sesame (452 ​​rupees per quintal) followed by tur and urad (300 rupees per quintal each),” he said.
Tomar, reiterating the government’s commitment to the MSP, said the existing procurement system will continue.
“No one should have a wrong idea about the MSP. It goes on and on. It will go on,” he said.
The decision comes in the context of the current agitation by farmers against the three new farm laws. The turmoil, which has been going on since last November on Delhi’s borders, is reviving as the stalemate between farmers and the government continues.
Farmers want all three laws repealed for fear they will end the MSP system. The government has assured that MSP will continue.

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