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Cabinet approves hike in MSP for all Kharif Crops of 2019-20 Season

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all kharif crops for 2019-20 Season.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all kharif crops for 2019-20 Season.

The MSPs for all kharif crops of 2019-20 season have been increased as follows:

  • For the kharif crops of 2019-20, Government has increased the MSPs of soyabean by Rs 311 per quintal, sunflower by Rs 262 per quintal and sesamum by Rs 236 per quintal which is a major step towards increasing the income of farmers.
  • Government has increased the MSPs of tur dal by Rs.125 per quintal and uraddal by Rs.100 per quintal. This will help address the issues related to requirement of pulses in view of the need to meet the nutritional security and protein requirements of a large section of population.
  • The MSP of Jowar has been hiked by Rs 120 per Quintal while in case of Ragi it has been hiked by Rs 253 per quintal. The Move comes in the backdrop of the need to promote cultivation and consumption of nutri-cereals. Besides, India celebrated 2018 as the National Year of Millets and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Council has approved India's proposal to observe an International Year of Millets in 2023.
  • For cotton (medium staple) and cotton (long staple), the MSP has been increased by Rs. 105 per quintal and Rs. 100 per quintal respectively.
  • The highest percentage return to farmers over their cost of production is for Bajra (85%) followed by urad (64%) and tur (60%).

In the case of cereals including nutri-cereals, Food Corporation of India (FCI) and other designated State Agencies would continue to provide price support to the farmers.  NAFED, SFAC and other designated Central agencies would continue to undertake procurement of pulses and oilseeds.  CCI will be the central nodal agency for undertaking price support operations for Cotton.  NAFED would supplement efforts of CCI for cotton procurement.  The losses, if any, incurred by the nodal agencies in such operations will be fully reimbursed by the government.

Source : PIB

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