Digital Desk, New Delhi. The central government on Wednesday raised the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by Rs 72 per quintal to Rs 1,940 per quintal for the 2021-22 crop year. Along with paddy, the rates of other Kharif crops have also been increased. This decision has been taken in the meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar gave this information in a press conference after the meeting.
Tomar said that the minimum support prices for agricultural crops are being
After this decision of the central government, the minimum support price of paddy has increased by Rs 72 to Rs 1940 per quintal from last year. Last year this amount was Rs 1868 per quintal. MSP on bajra has been increased from Rs 2150 per quintal to Rs 2250 per quintal. The highest increase in MSP has been done in sesame (Rs 452 per quintal) compared to last year. This is followed by tur and urad (both Rs 300 per quintal).
Paddy is the main Kharif crop, which is sown with the onset of southwest monsoon. The cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to increase the MSP will help farmers decide which kharif (summer) crop to sow with the onset of the southwest monsoon. Explain that MSP is the rate at which the government buys food grains from farmers.