Indian govt announces MSP of crops for Kharif season

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New Delhi/June 28
Indian government on Friday announced Minimum Support prices (MSP) of crops for ongoing Kharif season.
“The MSP of Paddy (Common) has been fixed at Rs 1,310 per quintal and of Paddy (Grade A) at Rs 1,345 per quintal which is Rs 60 per quintal and Rs 65 per quintal higher as compared to last year,” said an Indian government spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that the MSP of of Jowar (Hybrid), Jowar (Maldandi) and Ragi have been retained at last year`s level of Rs 1,500 per quintal, Rs 1,520 per quintal and Rs 1,500 per quintal respectively. “The MSP of Bajra has been raised by Rs 75 per quintal and fixed at Rs. 1,250 per quintal while the MSP of Maize has been raised by Rs 135 per quintal to Rs 1,445,” said the spokesperson.
The MSP of Cotton (Medium Staple) and Cotton (Long Staple) have been raised by Rs 100 per quintal each to Rs 3,700 per quintal and Rs 4,000 per quintal respectively.
The MSP of Arhar (Tur) has been fixed at Rs 4,300 per quintal and of Moong at Rs 4,500 per quintal marking an increase of Rs 450 per quintal and Rs. 100 per quintal respectively over their MSP of last year. The MSP of Urad has been retained at last year`s level of Rs 4,300 per quintal.
The MSPs of Groundnut-in-shell, Soyabean (Black) and Sesamum have been increased by Rs 300 per quintal each and fixed at Rs 4,000 per quintal, Rs. 2,500 per quintal and Rs4,500 per quintal respectively.
The MSP of Soyabean (Yellow) has been increased by Rs 320 per quintal over its MSP of last year and fixed at Rs 2,560 per quintal. The MSPs of Sunflower Seed and Nigerseed have been retained at last year`s levels of Rs 3,700 per quintal and Rs 3,500 per quintal respectively.

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