Amid subdued monsoon, cabinet offers higher MSP relief for farmers
- The government also announced increases in the MSP of pulses, including tur, moong and urad by ₹125, ₹75 and ₹100, respectively
- The increase in MSP is part of the Modi govt’s efforts to meet its promise to double farmers’ incomes
NEW DELHI : New Delhi: Buffeted by subdued monsoon rainfall and mounting agrarian distress, the government on Wednesday raised the minimum support price (MSP) for all kharif crops for the 2019-20 sowing season. The increase is also part of the Narendra Modi government’s efforts to meet its promise to double farmers’ incomes by assuring them commodity prices 1.5 times of the production cost.
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