CM Expresses Disappointment in Centre’s MSP Decision
- Cabinet hiked MSP on Kharif crops by Rs 100.
- Farmers to receive Rs 2640 after the hike.
- Baghel expressed disappointment on Centre's decision.
Raipur: A day after the Centre’s decision to hike the MSP of 14 Kharif crops for 2020-21 from Rs 1,815 per quintal to Rs 1,868 per quintal, the farmers at CG will now get Rs 2640 per quintal on procurement of Kharif crops by the administration.
After the announcement, CM Baghel took to Twitter expressing disappointment with the centre’s decision.
Apart from these the state government also releases Rs 9,000 per hectare as input subsidy. For the ongoing sowing season, the state agriculture department has decided to sow around 48 lakh hectares of Kharif crops. Out of this 33.64 lakh, hectares would be only paddy while the remaining would be corn, Kudo-Kutki, ragi, pulses, and several more.
The price was tweaked in favour of coarse cereals and pulses in terms of the percentage of return to farmers over their cost of production.
Under new MSPs, the expected returns to the farmers over their cost of production are estimated to be highest in case of Bajra followed by Urad, Tur and Maize.