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Government price for 14 kharif crops determined
Farmers always face a series of crises. Farmers are in trouble due to lack of proper price for crops. The lockdown caused by Corona for the last five months gave a tough fight to the farmers. There was a lot of loss of crops during this period. Also, many farmers have been deprived of government agricultural schemes. This was a major setback for cotton growers. Meanwhile, the Government's Minimum Support Price Guarantee (MSP) of Kharif crops will benefit the farmers financially.
The minimum support price guarantee announced by the central government for 14 kharif crops for the Kharif season 2020-21 is a matter of relief for farmers. In the Union Cabinet meeting held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar briefed the decision on minimum support price guarantee, the Agriculture Minister said. The crop situation in the state is good due to satisfactory rainfall. Farmers have grown kharif crops on an average of 141 lakh hectares from 2014 to 2019.In the 2020 kharif, till 24 August, it is seen that sowing has crossed 140 million hectares. Until the same period last year, sowing was only 135 lakh hectares.
Tomar said, "As per the recommendation of the Central Agricultural Price Commission, the central government has approved an increase in the MSP of 14 kharif crops in the country."These include paddy 1868 rupees per quintal, paddy A grade 1888 rupees, jowar 2620 rupees, jowar Malandi 2640 rupees, millet 2150 rupees, ragi 3295 rupees, maize 1850 rupees, pigeon pea 6000 rupees, green gram 7196 rupees, Black gram 6000 rupees, groundnut 5275 rupees, sunflower 588 rupees. Cotton (medium yarn) Rs 5515, cotton long yarn Rs 5825. The increased price guarantee has been somewhat reassuring for farmers compared to the previous year.
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