Minimum support price of paddy increased by Rs 72 to Rs 1,940, for tur, urad increased by Rs 300 – Minimum support price of paddy increased by rs 72 to rs 1940, for tur urad increased by rs 300
Among commercial crops for the crop year 2021-22 (July to June), the MSP for medium staple variety of cotton was increased by Rs 211 per quintal to Rs 5,726 and for long staple variety of cotton by Rs 200 per quintal to Rs 6,025. Rs.
The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This will help farmers to increase sowing work during the coming weeks with the progress of Southwest Monsoon and they will be able to decide which Kharif crop should be grown more.
Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Cabinet has approved the MSP of 14 Kharif crops for the crop year 2021-22 (July to June). With this, farmers will get 50 to 85 percent over their cost of production.
Allaying apprehensions about MSP, the Agriculture Minister said that a few months back, when new agriculture laws were passed in Parliament, there were apprehensions about MSP. “At that time the Prime Minister himself and I had assured the farmers that the MSP policy would continue and this trend would continue in future also.”
He said that the government has been regularly fixing the MSP of both Rabi and Kharif crops. Wheat and paddy are being procured through state-owned Food Corporation of India (UCI) while pulses and oilseeds are being procured through other agencies.
Announcing the MSP of Kharif crops for the crop year 2021-22, the minister said, “Therefore, there is nothing to worry about. MSP on agricultural crops remains intact, procurement is taking place at MSP, it (MSP) is also being increased and it will continue in future also.
The Cabinet has approved a proposal to increase the MSP of paddy (common variety) from Rs 1,868 a year ago to Rs 1,940 per quintal for the crop year 2021-22 (July-June). MSP of ‘A’ grade variety of paddy has been increased by Rs 72 to Rs 1,960 per quintal from Rs 1,888 earlier. Paddy is the main crop of Kharif season.
Among coarse cereals, the government increased the MSP of jowar (hybrid variety) by Rs 118 to Rs 2,738 per quintal from Rs 2,620 last year. For the crop year 2021-22, the support price of jowar (maldani) has been increased to Rs 2,758 per quintal.
Similarly, the MSP of bajra has been increased from Rs 2,150 last year to Rs 2,250 per quintal. Similarly, the support price of ragi was increased by Rs 82 to Rs 3,377 per quintal. The support price of maize has been increased by Rs 20 to Rs 1,870 per quintal from Rs 1,850 last year.
In a separate statement, the government said that in the last few years, to promote the crops of oilseeds, pulses and coarse cereals, their MSPs have been fixed so that farmers can cultivate these crops in more area and to bridge the demand and supply gap. To be encouraged towards adopting new methods of farming and latest techniques for bridging.
To boost pulses and oilseeds production and reduce the country’s dependence on imports, the government increased the support price of tur by Rs 300 to Rs 6,300 for the crop year 2021-22, from Rs 6,000 per quintal last year.
Similarly, the MSP of urad has also been increased to Rs 6,300 per quintal for the crop year 2021-22. MSP of moong has been increased by Rs 79 to Rs 7,275 per quintal.
In the Kharif season oilseed crops, the MSP of sesame has been increased by Rs 452 to Rs 7,307 for the crop year 2021-22 from Rs 6,855 a quintal last year.
The government has increased the MSP of groundnut by Rs 275 to Rs 5,550 a quintal from Rs 5,275 a quintal last year. Similarly, the MSP of sunflower seed has been increased by Rs 130 to Rs 6,015 a quintal.
The MSP of Soyabean (Yellow) was increased by Rs 70 to Rs 3,950 a quintal and of Niger Seed by Rs 235 to Rs 6,930 a quintal from Rs 6,695 earlier.
In order to achieve self-sufficiency in pulses production, the government has prepared a special Kharif strategy for implementation in the upcoming season.
A detailed plan has been prepared to increase the area and productivity of tur, moong and urad cultivation. Under the strategy, all available High Yielding Seed Varieties (HYVs) will be distributed free of cost.
Similarly, for oilseeds, the government has approved an ambitious scheme for free distribution of seeds of high yielding varieties in the form of mini kits to farmers for the Kharif season 2021.
With regard to fertilisers, the minister said that the government has recently increased the retail prices of Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) in line with the global markets, but the government has increased the subsidy portion to ensure that the Kharif During the season, farmers continued to get this nutritious fertilizer at the earlier price of Rs 1,200 per bag.
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